Why is there a big church on almost every corner in Amarillo Texas?

Question by Makaveli The Don Killuminati: Why is there a big church on almost every corner in Amarillo Texas?
A population of 174,035. You don’t pass by alot of schools though. Why? Is your hometown like this too?

Best answer:

Answer by Matthew L
because they choose to strive only on religion and not realize that science and religion only complement and support each other

What do you think? Answer below!

Almost 8 Million Americans Leave Church Annually; ‘reDiscover Church’ Booklets Invite Them Back

Vista, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2010

The church in the United States is in a general state of decline, with fewer than one in five Americans attending on a regular basis and almost 8 million – 150,000 per week – leaving churches each year. To help invite them back, Outreach Inc. is offering “reDiscover Church,” a 37-page booklet that can help church members reach out to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

The “reDiscover Church” booklet, customizable for individual churches, discusses 10 reasons why people leave church, and why they come back. The booklet also helps equip members for national “Back to Church Sunday”. Sept. 12, a movement that seeks to reach people who once attended church and invites them to a special Sunday service.

“Tragically, people have left churches across America, but the good news is, many will return if somebody simply invites them,” said Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, who also is a pastor, author and columnist for “Outreach Magazine”. “This simple booklet is a powerful resource to bring them back.”

In 2008, the American Religious Identification Survey showed that 83 percent of American adults identify themselves as Christians. In contrast, another survey that same year by the Barna Group indicated only about 20 percent of Americans attends church on any given Sunday.

A study by LifeWay Research and the North American Mission Board of 15,000 adults found that 67 percent of Americans say a personal invitation from a family member would be effective in getting them to visit a church. A personal invitation from a friend or neighbor would effectively reach 63 percent. A survey of pastors discovered that awareness of these statistics makes a big difference in motivating pastors to empower congregations to invite their family, friends and neighbors to church.

“A church’s greatest outreach tools are its members,” said Eric Abel, vice president of marketing for Outreach. “Equipping members with tools like the “reDiscover Church” booklets empower people to share their faith.”

In addition to church distribution, the booklet also can be inserted into door hanger bags and left at homes as part of a neighborhood invitation campaign or mailed to visitors, along with a personal letter from the church’s pastor. More information about “reDiscover Church,” including a preview can be found at http://outr.ch/2z.

Abel said “reDiscover Church” is an excellent invitation tool to give to church members in the weeks leading up to national “Back to Church Sunday.”

During the first event last year, hundreds of churches across the country participated, with members inviting more than 700,000 non-churchgoers. Churches that took part saw a 19 percent average increase in their weekend attendance.

To date, more than 2,300 churches have committed to participate in the 2010 event. Outreach estimates almost 1 million invitations will be issued. A list of participating churches can be found at www.backtochurch.com/roster.

Outreach Inc. is the largest provider of outreach products and services in North America, including Outreach magazine, a leading publication for church leaders nationwide. The company was launched in 1996 with the mission of empowering Christian churches to reach their communities for Jesus Christ. Outreach Inc. endeavors to create a network of churches and ministries working together to invite and connect every person in America to a Bible-believing church and ultimately into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


39 Steps to Joy – Almost Instantly – A Book Launch

(PRWEB) December 13, 2004

Just in time for the holiday season, CSolutions publishing brings to the reading audience a collection of 39 inspiring and informative essays that are unique in insight and care and are refreshing and empowering. This insightful literary work Nurturing The Garden of Joy Provocative Essays on Relationships offers ways to find and keep joy in one’s life and is authored by Claudette J. Spence and will be launched on Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at 6 p.m. at the Flushing Town Hall in Flushing. Join the author and other business and community leaders in celebrating this literary contribution.

Two reviews of the book

“The shortness of these essays makes them effective, accessible and inviting. A real strength of this book is its directness and clarity. I can see this being a valuable resource for many women.” – Dr. Tom Kitts, Chair, English Department, College of Professional Studies, St. John’s University.

“In the midst of a culture that is too often self-absorbed, she offers reflections that connect us to one another. If you enjoy reading essays that have heart and soul, you will not be disappointed with these works by Claudette Spence. They will definitely sharpen your sense of who you are and what you can do in life.” – Stephen Hall, ordained minister of 25 years and pastor of Lockport United Church of Christ.

Excerpts from the book

“The gift of experiencing each other while creating memorable moments brings joy to the soul.”

“The truth is I have been sad about many things in my life, but growing older is not one of them.”

“Maybe one of the things that is important here is that regardless of gender or sexual orientation, most of us really want to be treated special by someone who is close to us that we may call lover, friend, mate or family member.”

About the author

Claudette J. Spence is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City. She is also a consultant for the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ, the World of Difference Project of the Anti-Defamation League, and other religious and community organizations. In addition she has a strong background in management, has leveraged many financial assets and professional relationships for community development in New York, and is a principal consultant at CSolutions, a corporate communications strategy and training firm. Born and raised in the Caribbean, she received her B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Queens College and her M.S. in Communications from Brooklyn College.

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The Church – Almost With You (1982)

Music from Australia and New Zealand in the year 1982: The Church’s promo-video for the hit single ‘Almost With You’ (February, 1982) taken from the 1982 album ‘The Blurred Crusade’. en.wikipedia.org ——————————————- NZOZ NZOZ1982 1982 Australia Early Eighties 1980’s 1980s 80’s 80s Extended Tags: Steve Kilbey , Marty Willson-Piper , Peter Koppes Musical Terms: New Wave, Rock, Aussie, Old Australian Band
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