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Outreach 100 Fastest-Growing and Largest Churches in America, Vol. 12, Special Issue, 2013

Outreach 100 Fastest-Growing and Largest Churches in America, Vol. 12, Special Issue, 2013

Outreach Magazine, Reach Your Community, Change the World. Each issue is written for growth-minded Church Leaders and filled with ideas, insights and stories of encouragement to reach your community with the love of Christ. Cover Story for The Outreach 100 2013 issue: The 204-page print publication includes the Outreach Magazine/Lifeway Research Special report on the country’s top churches, with listings of the 100 Largest and 100 Fastest-Growing Churches, plus regional and denominational listings and informative maps and graphics. The Outreach 100 also features church profiles, megachurch trends, why the Outreach 100 churches are growing, and honest talk from Outreach 100 Pastors on turning points, ministry metrics and essential work habits. The Outreach Interview: Perry Noble. PLUS: 100 Church-tested ideas for Outreach.

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Outreach 100 2010 (Outreach 100 Largest and Fastest Growing Churches in America, Volume 9, Special Issue)

Outreach 100 2010 (Outreach 100 Largest and Fastest Growing Churches in America, Volume 9, Special Issue)

  • 100 Largest Churches in America
  • 100 Fastest-Growing Churches in America
  • Mystery visitor
  • Lifeway Research Special Report

Outreach Magazine, Reach Your Community, Change the World. Each issue is written for growth-minded Church Leaders and filled with ideas, insights and stories of encouragement to reach your community with the love of Christ. Cover Story for The Outreach 100 2010 issue: This annual Outreach Magazine and Lifeway Research Special Report features the 100 Largest and Fastest- Growing Churches in America: The Lists, The Trends, The Stories Behind the Stats, 25 Great Ideas from Growing Churches, Pastors Share Turning-Point Moments, A Mystery Visit to the No. 1 Church, The Dream Center- When the Church Elevates the Community, and Ed Stetzer-A Window on the Work of God.

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World’s Largest Online Retailer of Sheet Music, sheetmusicplus.com, adds 10,000 Titles to its Christian Music and Church Music Catalog

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2005

Sheet Music Plus (www.sheetmusicplus.com), an online retailer with the world’s biggest selection of sheet music, has just increased its Christian music catalog by adding an additional 10,000 titles to its nearly 400,000 titles of every musical genre.

Through this initiative, Sheet Music Plus is now offering the full sheet music catalogs for Word Music, Integrity Music, David E. Smith and Vineyard. In addition, the company has dramatically increased its in-stock selection of other Christian publishers, such as Brentwood-Benson, Hinshaw, GIA Publications, Lillenas, Lorenz, and Hope Publishing and carries extensive stock from Hal Leonard Publishing and EMI CMG.

Sheet Music Plus offers the world’s largest selection of sheet music which now includes more than 50,000 titles from a wide variety of religious artists and composers. The catalog covers all types of Christian music, including praise and worship, choral, hymnals, contemporary Christian, traditional gospel, and even Taize music. The expansion will provide artists, musicians, bands, worship leaders, choir directors, and educational institutions with an even wider selection of these titles.

The expansion of the Christian category in the online retailer’s catalog is in response to demand that has grown significantly in the past two years, according to Nicholas Babchuk, founder and CEO of Sheet Music Plus. “We’ve invested seven years into creating the most user-friendly place to buy sheet music, including an easy-to-navigate interface, quick searches, look inside the music, and customer reviews,” said Babchuk. “Over 1,500 churches purchased sheet music from us last year, which has made us realize that we are an attractive option for these organizations. This initiative is to respond to this demand and further improve our service and selection. It is our goal to offer all sheet music that is in print, including all Christian music.”

Even prior to this expansion, Sheet Music Plus offered a tremendous selection for all levels of expertise and all types of instrumentation, from the beginner level choral group to the most sophisticated orchestras. For example, the popular hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” is available for choral SATB, piano solo, organ, piano/vocal/guitar, classical guitar, dulcimer, handbell, concert band, and even PianoSoft for self-playing pianos. “Amazing Grace” is available in over 1,000 different collections. Many hymns and Christian pieces are also available in instrumental versions for flute, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, violin and more.

Among the top-selling Christian and gospel titles in the past two years are Mandy Moore’s version of the Switchfoot song “Only Hope;” MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine;” Steven Curtis Chapman’s “I Will Be Here;” Twila Paris’ “How Beautiful;” Chris Rice’s “Run The Earth…Watch the Sky;” and Kirk Franklin’s “The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin.” Additionally, songbooks for “The Best Contemporary Christian Songs Ever” and “Best Gospel Songs Ever,” and “Songs For Praise & Worship” are best sellers.

Sheet Music Plus’s breadth and depth of products allow it to quickly fulfill the diverse needs of worship leaders and choir directors. One buyer may want a sacred hymn such as “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” for their traditional Sunday church service, a more contemporary selection like Darlene Zschech’s “Shout to the Lord” for their casual weekend services, and may also need to purchase new hymnals for the congregation. An order with these items could be shipped within 24 hours. A Christian college recently ordered 180 copies of the “Messiah” for a Christmas production, and Sheet Music Plus shipped the order the next business day.

The importance of the Christian category is demonstrated on the website’s front page where top Christian titles are featured alongside other popular genre categories, and the Christian pages include top-seller charts for contemporary Christian, praise & worship, sacred choral, hymns, traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, and Christian rock.

The e-commerce site offers many options to help buyers find the music they are looking for. Extensive search features, including an instrument search, best-seller lists and customer ratings and reviews help guide users to the right music. In addition, sheetmusicplus.com has recently implemented a “Look Inside” feature that allows buyers to preview thousands of pieces of sheet music before buying. This can help buyers confirm that they are buying the right version of the music. Friendly and responsive customer service is available by phone as well as by email. Moreover, Sheet Music Plus’s generous return policies (within 30 days, no questions asked and no re-stocking fees) make it easy for buyers to return music if a piece turns out to be too difficult, too easy or just not right.

Specific features of the site are especially tailored to worship leaders, choir directors and music teachers. Buyers are offered a 10 percent discount when buying multiple copies of the same title, and choral six-packs are offered at a 10 percent discount. Additionally, Sheet Music Plus offers .99 budget shipping regardless of the order size. And of course, the ability to order any time, day or night, is extremely helpful for these very busy professionals. Monthly promotions, such as the annual Christmas sale and the annual G. Schirmer sale, provide additional value.

Currently, Sheet Music Plus welcomes more than 1,000,000 unique visitors each month and was featured by Forbes Online as a “Best of the Web” recipient. Internet Retailer ranked Sheet Music Plus as the 210th largest online retailer in its 2004 Top 400 Guide, an exclusive ranking of America’s largest online retailers based on their Internet sales volume.

Babchuk founded Sheet Music Plus in 1998. He developed the concept from his experiences in high school and college when he and a friend owned a music shop in Southern California. The online store originally offered guitar strings, drumsticks, and other musical accessories, but the company quickly decided to focus exclusively on providing the world’s largest selection of sheet music.

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San Diegan Producing Largest Festival In Cayman Islands’ History


Volunteer providing health education


Cayman Islands (PRWEB) May 14, 2010

San Diegan Miles McPherson, a Caribbean American with Jamaican roots, returned to the Caribbean this week with a large team of volunteers to “do something” for the region. McPherson, a former NFL Player, Senior Pastor of the Rock Church and founder of Miles Ahead has produced the Cayman Islands “Do Something World Festival,” to take place May 14-15.

Watch the live stream at www.dosomethingcayman.com on Fri/Sat 4PM (PST).

The festival is expected to be the largest of its kind in the Islands’ history, and wraps up a week-long campaign of volunteer service the ministry, including a group of 90 San Diegans, brought to the island. The San Diego volunteers, who descended on the island this week to do their part in the service campaign, engaged in a range of projects. The San Diego contingent included a team of medical professionals who provided a series of health education seminars to more than 500 children, ages 5-11.

“Improving the quality of life for the Cayman people is at the heart of the medical team’s outreach,” said Joshua Kirby, an Emergency Medical Technician from the community of 4S Ranch, in San Diego

The medical team presented several seminars at the John A. Cumber Primary School in the West Bay region, featuring information on diabetes prevention, diet, hypertension and healthy lifestyle choices. They chose these topics because data released by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) last September showed that childhood obesity is a growing problem in the Cayman Islands. In fact, the findings showed that one in every five children ages 11-14 are overweight.

Rolston Anglin, the Cayman Islands Government’s Minister of Education visited John A. Cumber with Pastor Miles to observe the volunteers’ efforts. Said Anglin, “It is of great value to the community, to the school, but more importantly to the Ministry of Education.”

Kirby said the seminars included a diabetes expert who presented blood glucose sticks, showed the children how they worked, and how sugar flows through the body. A nurse on the team used felt boards to present diet information and discussed ways to address hypertension. A husband and wife lead a discussion on abstinence and healthy lifestyle choices, and the team together developed an educational activity and coloring book that they could leave behind with the children. They also stressed the importance of regular check ups.

Other services donated by the San Diego volunteers this week include:

Ministry and outreach to troubled teens and prisoners;

Building 12 new classrooms in the West Bay area of Cayman, adding 3,500 square feet of classroom space to overcrowded schools and saving the local government .2 million in the process; and

Working with local church leaders to help jumpstart their own service projects that can be sustained after the San Diegans depart.

The “Do Something World Festival,” produced by a partnership between Miles Ahead and the Cayman Ministers Association, will be held at the Black Pearl Skate Park in Grand Cayman. It has attracted sponsorship and support from nearly 20 local businesses and the Government’s Ministry of Finance, Tourism and Development.

McPherson and his Miles Ahead team hope to improve lives of Cayman Islanders by bringing together civic, business and church organizations to love and serve their communities. Over the past several weeks, hundreds of volunteers have been addressing social issues in their communities related to the themes of family, education and the environment.

Miles Ahead hopes to announce additional outreach activities throughout the Caribbean region.

For further information, visit: www.dosomethingcayman.com.

About Miles McPherson and Miles Ahead:

Miles McPherson, a former NFL defensive back with the San Diego Chargers, has become widely known as the “Do Something Pastor.” In addition to leading the Rock Church in San Diego, which was named one of the fastest growing churches in 2010, McPherson is the founder of Miles Ahead which has organized events in 20 cities, including Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. An author, McPherson recently released the much anticipated book Do Something! Make Your Life Count, encouraging people of all walks to serve others and make their life count.

Miles Ahead mobilizes volunteers to do something to transform their communities by partnering with church, business and community leaders to harness the power of volunteerism. Do Something World festivals begin with a 6-month service campaign leading communities to engage in volunteerism, and experience community transformation through sustainable and practical solutions. This culminates into a 2-day ALL AGES festival where Miles McPherson shares the good news of Jesus Christ and how this has transformed his life. In addition, festival goers enjoy exciting live music, gaming tents, a motorcross stunt show, children’s areas, and delicious food.

Source: Miles Ahead / Rock Church

Contact:

Trish Teves – Do Something Cayman

Tel: 858.405.4385

Email: trish.teves(at)therocksandiego(dot)org

Photograph of Miles McPherson available at:

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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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