Your Virtual Small Group Can Still Be Vibrant

For many of us, attending small group has been a regular routine for years. This past spring brought that routine to a screeching halt. While we all hoped COVID precautions were just a temporary inconvenience, for many churches the need for virtual meetings has remained. The apostles Paul (2 Tim. 1:4) and John (2 John... Read more

Oregon Becomes First State to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Some Hard Drugs

Oregon Becomes First State to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Some Hard Drugs Oregon citizens voted to decriminalize hard drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, according to Fox News.A vote of 59-41 percent tipped the scales to change the northwest states policy to a humane, cost-effective, health approach.Approved by more than 100 organizations, including the Oregon... Read more

Listed churches encouraged to do small repairs to protect their buildings

St Mary Rickinghall, Diss, Suffolk. A Minor Repair grant of 7,500 enabled the replacement of missing roof tiles and leaking asbestos cement gutters, the repointing of small cracks, and the renewal of leaking rainwater gullies.(Photo: Historic England)Hundreds of at-risk places of worship have been helped by a 1.8m support scheme run by Historic England.  The... Read more

How Christian Should My Small Business Be?

Small-business owners may have some flexibility to build overt or covert Christian practices into the life of their companyfor example, devotionals at meetings, preferring to hire people from church, promotion of Christian values, and support for Christian ministries. To what extent are such practices healthy, and to what extent might they hamper mission? Is there... Read more

Big or Small, God Cares About It All in Your Life – Girlfriends in God – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020Big or Small, God Cares About It All in Your LifeHolley GerthTodays TruthPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we... Read more

Due to COVID-19, Small Black Churches Are Concerned about Long-Term Stability

Due to COVID-19, Small Black Churches Are Concerned about Long-Term Stability COVID-19 has already influenced the future trajectories of businesses and organizationsthe church is no exception. And specifically, predominately African American churches have been impacted in different ways. Our recent data show that over nine in 10 Black Church churchgoers (92 percent)that is,... Read more

Hippocampus Press, Small Publishers, and the Full Library – Christ and Pop Culture

Anyone perusing my publication history (academic or Christ and Pop Culture) will likely note my love for weird fiction, that sub-genre that occupies the liminal spaces between horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Tracing its first flourishings back to certain Gothic strands and especially to Edgar Allan Poe, weird fictions greatest exponent and devotee in the... Read more

Four Ways to Be Prepared for Any Crisis (Big or Small) – Girlfriends in God – May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020Four Ways to Be Prepared for Any Crisis (Big or Small)Kathi LippToday's TruthPeace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid (John 14:27, NIV).Friend to FriendMy friend, Susy, told me... Read more

How Do You Keep a Small Church Going During COVID-19?

For more than 50 years as a Christian and 40 years as a pastor, my week reaches crescendo with the church gathering. Togethersinging, fellowshiping, praying, hearing of Gods faithfulness, encouraging fellow believers, proclaiming Gods Wordis normal every week. Its an anticipated gift from the Lord. But this time last year, what I love so dearly... Read more

4 Steps to Help Small Churches Implement Online Giving

With church attendance impossible in most places due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tithes and contributions may also decrease, and churches must rethink how members can continue the stewardship of giving. Steady giving is doubly important for small churches. Electronic giving is an effective way to maintain steady incomeand implementing it, even for smaller churches, shouldn’t... Read more

A Small Tool to Salvage Your Sanctification While in Self-Quarantine

On April 13 I entered self-quarantine with gallons of bottled water, a years supply of toilet paper, and a John Piper-esque mission statement: Dont waste your quarantine. I was going to use this time of isolation and solitude to grow in godliness and knowledge of God. Rather than consider the lockdown a disruption of daily... Read more

How Do You Maintain a Small Church Going Throughout COVID-19?

[ad_1] For greater than 50 years as a Christian and 40 years as a pastor, my week reaches crescendo with the church gathering. Collectivelysinging, fellowshiping, praying, listening to of Gods faithfulness, encouraging fellow believers, proclaiming Gods Wordis regular each week. Its an anticipated present from the Lord. However this time final yr, what I like... Read more

Four Steps to Assist Small Church buildings Implement On-line Giving

[ad_1] With church attendance inconceivable in most locations as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, tithes and contributions may lower and church buildings should rethink how members can proceed the stewardship of giving. Regular giving is doubly vital for small church buildings. Digital giving is an efficient option to preserve regular incomeand implementing it, even for... Read more

Asking Small Questions in an Age of Uncertainty

[ad_1] Over the previous few days, the governor of Washington state prohibited gatherings of greater than 250 individuals within the Seattle space, the governor of Kentucky known as on church buildings to droop weekly providers, and the governor of New York known as within the Nationwide Guard to supervise a one-mile containment area within the... Read more

New app helps create world small teams – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) There are greater than 6.9 billion Christians worldwide. What if believers might be part of collectively in fellowship exterior of their very own international locations and communities? Sammy Tippit Ministries is encouraging believers to just do that by combining small teams and expertise. As of 2011,The Pew Analysis Middle estimated 37 p.c... Read more

Small enterprise as missions: 2019 and onward – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) Church, neighborhood, and enterprise are tightly woven. For FARMS Worldwide, that hyperlink is driving alternative and the gospel. FARMS was based in 1961 and shortly started providing interest-free micro-loans to believer entrepreneurs. Recipients use loans to construct small companies of their communities. Finally, they’ll repay the mortgage, which is then recycled again... Read more

The ‘Small’ Expectations of Jesus

[ad_1] Dimension little question it has develop into an obsession with our civilization at this time, hasnt it? The largest dream of all organizations, each for-profit organizations and nonprofits alike remains to be the identical; it's all about measurement. This parameter is what we use to measure success. That’s what makes Amazon, with its digital... Read more

Why Plant Church buildings in Small Cities?

[ad_1] What? Why? That was the primary response I heard from somebody studying of the Acts 29 Rural Collective, whose focus is church buildings planting rural church buildings. Like most different individuals, they assumed efficient church-planting methods ought to solely (or no less than primarily) give attention to metropolitan areas. Positive sufficient, this was the... Read more

Jesus Loves Small, Insignificant Locations. So Ought to We.

[ad_1] It’s a well-liked quote, generally attributed to Charles Spurgeon: Discernment will not be merely telling the distinction between proper and unsuitable; it’s telling the distinction between proper and nearly proper. A Large Gospel in Small Locations: Why Ministry in Forgotten Communities Issues Witmer, Stephen IVP. 216 pp.. Jesus loves small, insignificant locations. Lately, Christian... Read more

Tim and Kathy Keller on Relationship, Marriage, Complementarianism, and Different Small Matters

[ad_1] Six years after their bestselling guide,The That means of Marriage:Dealing with the Complexities of Dedication with the Knowledge of God, Tim and Kathy Keller have one thing new for us: a 365-day devotional for {couples}. The That means ofMarriage: A Couple’s Devotionalaccommodates a 12 months’s price of digestible devotions that draw from and develop... Read more

The small miracle of 1 boys first Bible – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Indonesia (MNN) — Agus is a sixth-grader from Kalimantan, Indonesia, a small village positioned on the rainforested island of Borneo. Agus’ household practices Animism, the idea that souls possess on a regular basis objects and vegetation . Agus did too, till seven {dollars} launched him to the Gospel. Bruce Allen of FMI tells the... Read more