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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Ed, Group's church leadership unit has a vision of 80/20 by 2020. We want to flip the 80/20 rule so that by the year 2020 eighty percent of regular church attendees are actively serving in some ministry. Unfortunately, our State of the Church '09 study indicated that currently it's more like fifteen percent of the people who are active in ministry right now. Why do you think that is?
Part of it is that we have to recognize that we've created the system that we loathe. I don't think the reason 15 percent serve is because 85 percent are lazy. We've created a system that glorifies the clergy and marginalized the laity. We got the outcome we created programs for. We've become "clergified." There's a 3-tiered structure: laypeople, clergy and missionaries. (Read the entire article here)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Christian Adoption Services is in need of families in the domestic infant program. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more information about the agency and adoption, then please visit our website (www.christianadopt.org) to learn more about our upcoming information meetings.
Families need to be:
v Over 25 and under the age of 43 (up to age 45 on a case by case basis)
v Christians in faithful attendance at their local church
v Living the state of North Carolina or South Carolina
v Married for more than 2 years
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
If you've always struggled with the stereotypical quiet - time, don't give up hope! You've been told that you're supposed to spend time with God. You've valiantly set your alarm clock an hour early or worked partway through some ambitious study guides, but sooner or later your busy life creeps back in and steals your resolve. Why do you consistently fail at your quiet times? Maybe it's because you've bought into somebody else's unrealistic, unsustainable idea of what time with God ought to look like. Lose the guilt. Drop the unrealistic expectations. You can connect with God stay spiritually full. Doug Fields, pastor at Saddleback Church, offers a simple, uncomplicated plan that you can carry out. All you have to do is: STOP, BE QUIET, MAKE A CONNECTION. Simple. But not simplistic. If you can practice these habits throughout your day, you will enjoy a new depth and fullness in your spiritual life. Book includes group study guide and questions!
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book simply click on the pic of the book.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
DEFENDING MY FAITH (What are fiery arrows?)
DEFINING MY FAITH
Belief - Accepting something as truth
Faith – Giving your life to what you believe
2 Corinthians 4:18
· Faith requires action
Faith gives me . . .
DEEPENING MY FAITH
If I’m investigating my faith, I should:
If I’m struggling with my faith, I should:
Ask for help
If I’m sold out in my faith, I should:
Remember God’s faithfulness
1 Samuel 12:24
- Decide where you will go
- Cost of the event for the students (will you pull money out of the budget)
- Contact the location of the event and make plans with the management (well in advance)
- Promote the event with the parents well in advance
- Invite parents to join in and help, weeks ahead.
- Promote the event with the students for at least two months in advance.
- A Destination Unknown would be a great event to have a ministry team put together and pull off.
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