Category: Church

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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Pax Romana

Notes taken while listening to espisode 3 of Romans video series on RightWay Media (by Mart De Haan [with Jimmy DeYoung]). Ceaseria Phillipi (named in honor of Caesar Augustus) was the administrative center (for the Romans) of Palestine. Herod was put in by the romans as the ‘King of the Jews’. He had a palace …

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Establishments and Institutions

Sermon idea:  I like institutions (look up definition). They exist to carry out a needed duty. ‘The establishment’ on the other hand seems to mainly be there to maintain itself.  In Yancey’s ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ book he says, on page 197, that Jesus posed a genuine threat to the establishment in Jerusalem. More …

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