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Small Is Big!: Unleashing the Big Impact of Intentionally Small Churches

Small Is Big!: Unleashing the Big Impact of Intentionally Small Churches

Church planters Tony and Felicity Dale and acclaimed researcher George Barna bring a big message to God’s church. How might we change the world if our Christian faith began multiplying at a rapid pace—through a way of life that is explosive and transformational? It happened once before, in the early days of the church; what will it take to bring us to that point of urgency and determination again? Small Is Big (originally published as The Rabbit and the Elephant) offers keys to 21st-century evangelism: leveraging the power of the small—and taking the gospel to where the people are and the pain is. And as God uses us to channel Jesus’ love into a hurting, desperate world, we’ll see his church grow beyond anything we could have imagined.

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Los Angeles LDS Mormon Temple – Gay protest takes on one guy. Join the Impact

mormons prop 8 – While making this video I was very taken back by the protesters and there veracity and anger. This is certainly a difficult issue for so many but it’s important to remember that the LDS church has many very good members who are gay. Though they chose not to live the lifestyle, they still live with the attraction. So what’s the problem when we all have something to deal with. We felt it was important to define the term marriage but unfortunately it morphed into something else. Like the label war calling us Haters, bigots, anti-gay, etc. It’s actually the opposite and we need to help get that message out. Kevin Hamilton wrote, We did nothing wrong. In fact, we did everything that a civic minded American can and should do. I have put together a few facts that help me to appreciate our position better. For example: 1. Mormons make up less than 2% of the population of California . There are approximately 800000 LDS out of a total population of approximately 34 million. 2. Mormon voters were less than 5% of the yes vote. If one estimates that 250000 LDS are registered voters (the rest being children), then LDS voters made up 4.6% of the Yes vote and 2.4% of the total Proposition 8 vote. 3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) donated no money to the Yes on 8 campaign. Individual members of the Church were encouraged to support the Yes on 8 efforts and, exercising their constitutional right to free speech, donated whatever they felt like
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Mormon Temple Los Angeles – Target of Gay anger & Mob – LGBT Protest – Join the Impact LA

While making this video I was very taken back by the protesters and there veracity and anger. This is certainly a difficult issue for so many but it’s important to remember that the LDS church has many very good members who are gay. Though they chose not to live the lifestyle, they still live with the attraction. So what’s the problem when we all have something to deal with. We felt it was important to define the term marriage but unfortunately it morphed into something else. Like the label war calling us Haters, bigots, anti-gay, etc. It’s actually the opposite and we need to help get that message out. Kevin Hamilton wrote, We did nothing wrong. In fact, we did everything that a civic minded American can and should do. I have put together a few facts that help me to appreciate our position better. For example: 1. Mormons make up less than 2% of the population of California . There are approximately 800000 LDS out of a total population of approximately 34 million. 2. Mormon voters were less than 5% of the yes vote. If one estimates that 250000 LDS are registered voters (the rest being children), then LDS voters made up 4.6% of the Yes vote and 2.4% of the total Proposition 8 vote. 3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) donated no money to the Yes on 8 campaign. Individual members of the Church were encouraged to support the Yes on 8 efforts and, exercising their constitutional right to free speech, donated whatever they felt like donating. 4. The No
Video Rating: 3 / 5

Pastor Lyle Dukes, Dr. Suzan Cook Johnson, and Gospel Artist Mary Mary Head Line-up for Kingdom Impact Conference in Pacific Palms, California, September 1-3


(PRWEB) September 1, 2006

With some of the most exciting national ministries represented, Pastor Mark A. Williams of the Faith Bible Fellowship Church expects “a fresh word and a new season of favor.” With a line-up that includes Pastor Lyle Dukes of Woodbridge, Virginia, Dr. Suzan Cook Johnson, Bronx, New York and a “Praise Fest” that includes Grammy Award winning Artist Mary Mary, the soul-stirring group known as the Mime Boyz, and the Stellar Award winning artist, The Soul Seekers.

The Kingdom Impact Conference is sure to leave you wondering if you have truly been a “Productive Christian” which, by the way, is the theme for this year’s conference. This power packed weekend will commence on Thursday, August 31st with a golf tournament that will be held at Eagle Glen Golf Resort in the beautiful city of Corona. On Friday, September 1st, registration will begin at 5:00pm at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry. This registration is your ticket to what is sure to be one of the years most talked about “soul awakening” events of the summer. After registering, we will continue on with normal introductions into the evening and will be blessed with a Word from Pastor Lyle Dukes who is Senior Pastor and Founder of Harvest Life Changers Church in Woodbridge, VA.. Pastor Dukes along with his wife are executive producers of both Harvest Life Changers Church Mass Choir CD’s and he is also an author of several books and articles including “The Ministry In You”, “Let Us Pray” and many others.

On Saturday, September 2nd at 9:00 a.m. there will be break-out sessions that will begin with topics that will help guide you into understanding what it means to be a “Productive Christian”. We strongly encourage all youth and young adults to attend because we have a word for you also, which will be delivered by Minister Nisan Stewart of Lynwood, Ca. Later on that evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be an explosion of praise in what is sure to keep you on your feet with a “Praise Fest” featuring the young anointed men who make up the soul-stirring group known as the Mime Boyz, along with Stellar Award winning artist, The Soul Seekers and closing out the night will be the Grammy Award winning, platinum-selling gospel artist Mary Mary!

The conference will close out on Sunday, September 3rd at Faith Fellowship Bible Church located at 4225 Prado Road, Suite 105, in Corona, Calif., where Pastor Mark A. Williams and his wife Nadra are the Visionary leaders who have given birth to the Fellowship of Faith Association of Churches. Service will be held at 8:00 a.m. with guest speaker Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook of the Bronx Christian Fellowship in New York. You may remember seeing her lately from Good Morning America. She has also been noted as a very successful author of such books as “Too Blessed to Be Stressed”, “A New Dating Attitude-Getting Ready For The Mate God Has For You” and many others.

The 10:40 a.m. service will close with Pastor T.L. Buxton of Tulsa, Ok.

For tickets or information on these events, please call (951) 808-1803. Please don’t delay, limited seating available. Hotel registration can be handled directly by calling the Pacific Palms Conference Resort at (800) 524-4557.

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New York Church Recognized for Influential Impact on Community

Brookville, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2008

One of the United State’s oldest church congregations, the Brookville Reformed Church is located in Brookville, New York, and was recently featured by the Long Island Business News in its “The Influentials” article for its impact it has on the surrounding community.

The Brookville Reformed Church is one of the oldest existing church congregations in the United States, and the Church was founded originally by 17th century Dutch settlers, and according to Reverend Allen Ramirez, records of the community have been meticulously kept since the founding of the church.

According to an article on the Brookville Reformed Church in The Newsday newspaper, a New York and Long Island daily paper, in the midst of celebrating the church’s anniversary in September 2006, the church’s safe was opened to reveal records from 1732 indicating how the Dutch settled the area and formed the church. Further documents revealed that the Dutch language was spoken and written up to the Civil War years, which was contrary to popular belief that the English immigrated into the area and quickly eradicated any Dutch influences on the original colonies.

For more information on the Brookville Reformed Church, go to www.churches.rca.org/brookville.

About the Brookville Reformed Church:

The Brookville Church seeks, in the Reformed tradition, to serve as a spiritual resource for its community by providing an open center for positive and loving family worship; by offering guidance and aid to its people in need; by training its members in the teachings of Christ; by promoting fellowship among all people; and by reaching out responsibly to support those who are less fortunate in the world.

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Ideal Impact, Inc. Surpasses Sales and Revenue Goals in 2009; New Company Helping Churches and Christian Schools Fund Critical Needs

Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) February 2, 2010

By most accounts, 2009 was a risky year to launch a business, not to mention a difficult time to sign new customers, increase staff, or generate a profit. However, this was not the case for Ideal Impact, Inc. (www.idealimpactinc.com) in Grapevine, Texas. Since opening its doors March 2009, the employee-owned company has exceeded its sales goals, financial projections and staffing plan.

According to Wes McDaniel, founder and CEO of Ideal Impact, defying the odds was a result of having a well-defined mission, passionate employees, and good fortune.

“We are incredibly blessed to be so far ahead of our plan in such a short time,” said McDaniel, noting the company doubled initial projections by implementing 14 energy savings contracts worth 0,000 during 2009. “Because our business is to generate funds for use in other budget areas, we have been very successful in our sales efforts.”

Embarking on its goal to generate billion for Christian ministry purposes, Ideal Impact works with churches, Christian schools and faith-related organizations throughout Texas with a minimum annual energy bill of ,000. By implementing a proactive energy efficiency plan, combined with energy education training, they are able to yield surplus funds, obtain needed facility improvements and have a positive environmental impact.

“Today, everyone is facing the challenge of meeting operational, personnel and financial demands,” noted McDaniel, who estimates his company will generate million of savings during the next 20 years from the customers signed in 2009, which include Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC), Bill Glass Champions for Life, Harvest Church and School, White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and Covenant Christian Academy. “Most businesses and non-profit organizations don’t realize the substantial dollars that can be easily achieved through energy savings and allocated for other purposes.”

Through a systematic analysis of energy usage, operational equipment and occupant behavior, these organizations can obtain a customized energy plan that addresses both short-term needs and long-term goals. Regardless of size or age of a building, comprehensive or individual energy conservation measures can be implemented that will improve comfort and decrease energy usage:

    HVAC mechanical equipment
    Temperature controls
    Building automation systems
    Electrical service
    Lighting retrofit
    Repair and upgrade
    Energy efficiency training

Most significantly, projects are a positive cash flow from the start with no up front costs or lease-purchase/ loan to repay.

This appealed to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC), which entered into a three-year energy savings agreement in June 2009 for its administration facility in Grapevine, Texas. The 30,000 square foot facility will save ,200 annually and projected savings over a 15-year period is approximately 8,000. In addition, they have already achieved monthly savings of 43 percent of their electric consumption.

“For several years, we have been looking for ways to maximize efficiencies in our energy usage and this is a solution that I believe will provide substantial long-term savings to our ministry,” says Joe Davis, chief financial officer of the SBTC, which has 2,143 affiliated churches throughout the state. “These savings will increase as time goes by and energy costs continue to climb. Putting more dollars into ministry and less into overhead makes perfect sense.”

Moving into 2010, McDaniel plans to increase his staff from 10 to 16, lease additional office space, exceed million in sales before the company’s one-year anniversary in March, and generate approximately 8 million in energy savings for ministry purposes.

“Our momentum continues to get stronger and our sales pipeline longer, so it seems our message is being heard and more importantly, our services and benefits understood.” stated McDaniel.

Founded March 2, 2009, Ideal Impact’s mission is well-defined: to help worship facilities and faith-based organizations reduce energy consumption and create a new revenue source; to help clients use resources wisely and efficiently; and to have a positive impact on the environment.

The company’s corporate office is located at 1133 South Main Street in downtown Grapevine. For more information call (817) 251-8498 or visit www.idealimpactinc.com.

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America’s Largest A Cappella Church to Host Second-Annual Ministry Impact Conference

FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) September 4, 2005

Following the success of last year’s Ministry Impact conference at Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, Provision Ministry Group has announced that “Ministry Impact ’05: GO” will be held at the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Fort Worth, October 26-28.

Over 300 Christian leaders attended Ministry Impact ’04, and as many as 500 ministers and elders are expected for this year’s event, which is being hosted by the largest a cappella church of Christ congregation in America.

Ministry Impact is the only conference of its kind, designed to train and inspire leaders from the independent Christian churches and a cappella churches of Christ. Other conferences have focused on the topic of unity between the two groups, which were formally separated in 1906, but Ministry Impact is not a “unity” event; it’s a united event. It is a one-of-a-kind, once-a-year opportunity for Christian church and church of Christ leaders to come together for ministry training.

Since 1906 believers from both streams of the Restoration Movement have written papers, preached sermons and hosted debates on the subject of unity between the churches of Christ and Christian churches. After nearly 100 years of talking about unity and praying about unity, Ministry Impact provides ministry leaders with an opportunity simply to be united. This year’s conference theme, “GO,” was inspired by Christ’s Great Commission in the gospel of Matthew.

Rick Atchley, senior minister at the Richland Hills Church of Christ, made his support for unity clear when he spoke at the 2003 North American Christian Convention – an event primarily attended by Christian Church members. There he told nearly 10,000 cheering attendees, “I plan to devote the second half of my life to seeing reconciliation among the a cappella and instrumental churches of Christ and Christian churches.”

Now Atchley and the church he serves are making good on his promise by preparing to welcome hundreds of Christians – both from a cappella churches like their own and churches from which they have long been estranged. By doing so, they hope to become more successful at fulfilling the commission that inspired this year’s conference: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

More information about “Ministry Impact ’05: GO” can be found at the conference website, www.MinistryImpact05.com.

Contact:

Brad Dupray, Director of PR & Advertising

(800) 233-3880 ext. 5801 or (877) 807-5122

www.MinistryImpact05.com

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