Category: Church

Comments on Religion – briefly

(my views) Faith first, religion follows.  Faith (belief in God) is more important than religion.  Faith should be the predecessor in pre-requisite for religion. Religion follows to fit one’s needs. There is a full array of available religions with many levels of orthodoxy and a wide variety of styles.  Religion should facilitate one’s faith. Also, …

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Why Americans Go to Church – still good reasons

Ok, this is quite encouraging. I’d say paeople are going to church for the right reasons. (See the top 4 in the graphic.) These reasons are biblical (what God would want), enduring (abiding), genuine (true, sincere), helpful (promoting the greater good and self). #Christian   As churches (communities of faith) our challenge is to make …

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Churches in Europe

It has been said that in Europe people only go to church 3 times, to: Hatch Match, and Dispatch

James A Garfield

I learned to appreciate James Garfield listening to Play the Man by Mark Batterson on RightNow Media. Born in a log cabin in Ohio. Only ordained preacher to become US President. (our 20th) Only president that didn’t run for president. The 1880 Republican National Convention, they were deadlocked after 35 ballots. They nominated James A …

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Charitable Contributions

I saw online someone suggesting that people should contribute quick (to NCTM, in this case). My response: Yes, we should contribute to NCTM’s Trust. However, I think “charitable deductions will be treated very differently in the coming year,” is misleading. It is my understanding, with the new tax bill, that charitable deductions can still be …

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50 Ways to Strengthen Ministry with Youth

50 Ways to Strengthen Ministry with Youth 50_Ways_to_Build_Strength_Caring_for_Youth. (PDF)

Creeds, et al.

from Creeds – Part 2 by Communio Sanctorum History of the Church season 2. Creed – I believe = ‘creedo’  – a statement of faith. core elements Confessions – elaborates on a Creed.  a more detailed description of the things of God. Catechism – to teacher/instruct; outlines of teaching. Have aspects of creeds and confessions. …

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Ephesians 4:11-12

Equipped, for works, for service, build up the body of Christ.

Servant Leader – Jim McClarey

Servant Leader I am so glad I have been able to get to know, work along side, and become friends with this man. I’ve gone on 13 mission trips (and about as many ski trips) with Jim McClarey (in blue). Those who have gone on the mission trips know that being there with Jim is …

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Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level

This is a very good post by Tim Price. Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level – Click here Does look toward taking it to the next level, but also about building foundations, intentionality, and sustainability. Under Document Your Ministry he has a good list: Vision; Culture; Process; Main Thing; Fully …

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