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Inside The Rock Church – Before Filled with the Congregation

Inside The Rock Church – Before Filled with the Congregation
Rock Church
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On Sunday, August 3, 2008; The Rock Church of Valdosta, Georgia held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with the Mayor of Valdosta and a Dedication Ceremony with the Secretary of the Georgia District of the Assemblies of God.

We had a nice reception after the service, but I didn’t take any photos. First, I was eating. Second, it is a rather tight-squeeze to get many folks into our church’s kitchen/dining room. We had fried chicken wings, deviled (angel) eggs, sandwiches (ham, egg salad, pimiento cheese, chicken salad), vegetable crudites, variety of cheese cubes, beverages (coffee, Sprite, Coke, iced-tea), and dessert (chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cheesecake bites, mini-muffins).

See the set here.

Evensong At Grace Featuring the Choir, Congregation, and Soloists of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church of Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, VA (Audio CD)

Evensong At Grace Featuring the Choir, Congregation, and Soloists of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church of Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, VA (Audio CD)

  • 13 tracks
  • Recorded November 1999
  • Dr. Edward L. Moore, Pastor
  • Andy Czechowski, Music Director

Music program from Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church of Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, VA recorded in Nov. ’99.

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Organic Outreach for Churches: Infusing Evangelistic Passion into Your Congregation

Organic Outreach for Churches: Infusing Evangelistic Passion into Your Congregation

Nearly all churches and ministries consider themselves dedicated to evangelism, and many explicitly include outreach in their mission statements. But few are actually bearing fruit. Kevin Harney diagnoses this problem and offers guidance for multiplying the outreach impact of churches. Organic Outreach for Churches provides direction for local congregations to weave evangelism into the fabric of the church. Commitment to the Great Commission is not simply about sending money and prayers to missions or holding occasional events to reach out (although these things are good). Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry and the commitment of every person in the congregation. This will not happen accidentally. There is huge spiritual and practical resistance to such changes. But the only way evangelism will become an organic part of a church is when every leader and each member is gripped by a commitment to proclaiming the gospel. This book is a roadmap for pastors and leaders who wish to infuse evangelistic passion into every aspect of their church’s life.

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Martin Luther, a sketch of his character and work, suggested by his four hundredth birthday: presented to the congregation of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

Martin Luther, a sketch of his character and work, suggested by his four hundredth birthday: presented to the congregation of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

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[ENS] MARYLAND: Majority of Baltimore congregation votes to join Roman Catholics / Charles A. Perry, (mdavies [ENS …

[ENS] MARYLAND: Majority of Baltimore congregation votes to join Roman Catholics / Charles A. Perry, (mdavies [ENS …
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Elmer Smith: Column on housing plight spurs an outpouring of generosity
FOR A WOMAN on the verge of losing her home, Dahlia Thompson was in remarkably good spirits. The foreclosure notice from the mortgage company that has begun proceedings to repossess her little corner house at 1122 Sommerville in Olney was stunning news. She had been expecting it. But there is something about holding the document in your hands .
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Catholic Church’s report reaction was ‘disturbing’
THE MODERATOR of the Presbyterian Church, the Rev Dr Norman Hamilton, has criticised the Catholic Church’s response to the Claudy report.
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Boyertown Lutheran congregation sticks with ELCA

Boyertown Lutheran congregation sticks with ELCA
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown will remain with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America instead of leaving for the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.
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The bells of St. Mary are ringing again
LAWRENCE — “Oh Lord, who allows your church to use bells to invite your people to prayer, bless these chimes so that all your children who listen to their voices raise their hearts to you, and share the joys and sorrows of their brothers, and go promptly to church where they feel the living Christ, listen to your word and lay open their intentions.”
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Investigators: Mukilteo LDS Church Fire Was Arson
Investigators say the large fire which destroyed a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building in Mukilteo Saturday morning was caused by arson.
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Anglican congregation to convert

Anglican congregation to convert
An Anglican congregation in Kent becomes the first to announce its intentions to take up the Pope’s offer to convert to Catholicism.
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Sermons 10/15
Church notes from the Big Country.
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On sexuality, the hierarchy has usurped the entire teaching office
For more than three decades the Catholic church has seen no progress in formulating a contemporary understanding of human sexuality, one that will provide principles for pastoral accommodation to new insights. If this were a board game, the church’s piece would still be sitting on “Start.”
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Why church pastors tell their congregation that they church is the right church?

Question by God’s anointed: Why church pastors tell their congregation that they church is the right church?
This is so absurd, as preachers and pastors tell their congregation that their church is the right church. I believe God will punish them, because there is constant fracas, debates and confusion of its members telling people that their church is the right church.

The right church is when God comes and take his people from all the churches. Even those who are Christians and had no church based, if God sees he or she fit, they all will go. The Bible says two in the corn field and one taken away, two in the bed and one taken away.

God will punish these ministers who bend the bible and preach that their church is the right church.

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The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church

The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church

The conventional wisdom about mainline Protestantism maintains that it is a dying tradition, irrelevant to a postmodern society, unresponsive to change, and increasingly disconnected from its core faith tenets. In her provocative new book, historian and researcher Diana Butler Bass argues that there are signs that mainline Protestant churches are indeed changing, finding a new vitality intentionally grounded in Christian practices and laying the groundwork for a new type of congregation.

The Practicing Congregation tracks these changes by looking at the overall history of American congregations, noting the cultural trends that have sparked change, and providing evidence of how mainline churches are reappropriating traditional Christian practices. The signs of life that Butler Bass identifies lead the reader beyond the crumbling “liberal vs. conservative” dualities to a more nuanced and fluid understanding of the shape of contemporary ecclesiology and faithfulness. In so doing, she helps readers understand tradition in new ways and creates an alternative path through the culture wars that today arrest the energies of most denominations.

Invigorated by stories from Bass’s own experience, “The Practicing Congregation” provides a hopeful and exciting vision of “the once and future church” that Alban founder Loren Mead first named in two decades ago. The imaginative “retraditioning” the author identifies and celebrates will guide pastors and other leaders on this “pilgrimage of creating church” and convincingly counter the naysayers that long ago gave up on the viability of the mainline church.

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Former Birch Run church leader charged with embezzling more than $100k from congregation

Former Birch Run church leader charged with embezzling more than 0k from congregation
Robert G. Mathis, the former congregation president at Christ Lutheran Church in Birch Run, is headed to trial on charges of conducting a continuing criminal enterprise, embezzlement, money laundering, and forgery.
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Flower power at church festival
Christ Church in Belper was blooming over the weekend as the annual flower festival took place. (15/09/2010 14:42:30)
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Church ‘did not act soon enough’
The Pope said the Catholic Church had not acted decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who abused children.
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