Category: Church Institutions & Organizations

Gates of Holiness

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The oldest Christian churches: Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, and Eastern Orthodoxy, have left their unique stamp on the history of religion in America. C., the Shalom Mennonite Fellowship in Arizona, Nazarene Churches ( PDF ) in Ohio, and Church on the Rock ( PDF ) in Missouri all ask applicants some variation on: “Were you a victim of abuse or molestation while a minor?” The Faith Assembly of God in New York mentions that, “answering yes, or leaving the question unanswered, may not automatically disqualify an applicant for youth or children’s work.” Ferris Hill Baptist Church of Florida says, “Individuals who have such a history [of sexual abuse as a minor] should discuss their desire to work with preschoolers, children or youth with one of the pastoral staff prior to engaging in any volunteer service” ( PDF ).

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Managing Religion: The Management of Christian Religious and

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Now, as if that wasn’t bad enough, all of the subterfuge and sophistry which has surrounded his promise to honor religious liberty and respect freedom of conscience in the implementation of his “Affordable care Act” has been unmasked. what a carpooch. But critics of the policy say Obama's executive order did not go far enough to ease concerns about preferential treatment for religious groups, or fulfill his campaign promise of ending federal funding for groups who discriminate in their hiring. "I'm disappointed," said the Rev.

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The Making of Community (Mini Commentary)

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The church in Jerusalem sent Barnabas to the young church in Antioch to encourage them “that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord” (Acts 11:22-23; cf. 13:1-3; 4:21-23, 26-28; 15:22-31,40; 18:22; Colossians 4:16). While there may arise false prophets, like Balaak in the Old Testament, who lust after fame and fortune rather than remaining faithful to our ethic of love, justice, and mercy, we, the leaders of the historically Black Churches remain “un-bought and un-bossed.” Coming forth from this Consultation, we issue a clarion call to our constituency to remain committed to engage in the electoral process.

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Good Things Happen: Experiencing Community in Small Groups

Dick Westley

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For a different view of class antagonism and revolutionary ideology in Great Britain E. With this review in mind, I want to ponder a bit further some implications of ekklesia for our understanding of the nature of a church. Determine about what percentage of your time that week was spent on each activity category. In temporal history, there was a first man, and he fell, and I can understand him, because his fall and my fall are one in spirit, the same way I can understand another person’s pain, though I do not feel it.

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The Chant of Life: Liturgical Studies Four

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This category of leaders holds that politics is a "dirty game" that any religious person worth his/her vocation must disassociate and distance oneself from. Beach, April 2, 1982. "...the General Conference is not a member of the NCC or the WCC..." Future: With seven new church plants already in process, KSP will continue toward its goal of planting 50 new churches. He takes the cash, and he drives it home in a brand-new Cadillac. The Supreme Court also said that "the power to tax involves the power to destroy."

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St Germanus of Constantinople on the Divine Liturgy

Paul Meyendorff

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Before their visit, some of the leaders of the new church fellowship were thinking of affiliating with the Assembly of God or adopting the name "Miracle Church of Christ." Their estate plans included endowment support for the church causes they cherished. These activities must be carried out in recognition of the fact that many of the problems affecting the lives of individuals in negative ways are systemic, and can be dealt with only at that level. It too will be characterized by the zealous contention that it is the only true religion, will be intolerant of all others, and will persecute Christians for their failure to "convert".

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Playlist Judaism: Making Choices for a Vital Future

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Kause is a flexible multi-purpose WordPress theme designed for churches, sporting clubs, political campaigns charity and non-profit websites. In the congregational model, church members choose their policies and their pastors. It occurs out of: “Does the law require, or even encourage, a church to organize as a 501c3? But it will invariably be found that it has incurred this reproach by opposing and rebuking what was base in the national aspirations, not by thwarting what was heroic or just.

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The Art of Spiritual Direction

W. Paul Jones

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In the North, black ministers and members of the African American community joined white abolitionists in organizing the Underground Railroad, an informal network that helped persons escaping bondage to make their way to freedom. Community Ministry Standards: Self-Assessment Tool (87.15 KB) The purpose of this self-assessment tool is to find out where United Church community ministries are in the preparation process and common areas where help may be needed, and to help us develop a visit schedule starting in 2010.

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The Worship Leader's Handbook: Practical Answers to Tough

Tom Kraeuter

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The survey found that just 20 percent of megachurches had 5,000 people in attendance on a given Sunday. In The National Debate on Conversion (Chennai: Bharat Jyothi, 2001), Ebe Sunder Raj warns that, “Our Census figures on religion are very unreliable data and the cause for great communal tensions. In addition to being the Chairman of the Board of Leadership Resources International, Mr. All are addressing themselves to the needs of an oppressed people.

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Where Is the Power?

Bishop Howard A. Robinson Jr.

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Scripture is clear enough on the subject of God's intolerance of complacency (cf. An extension of the first point raised above is the fact that the AICs cater to the Africans belief in witchcraft, sorcery and other malevolent spirits that the Mission Churches do not believe as reality. It is simply to say that the Word of God is the only authority to which Christians are bound. They are mentioned twice in the Book of Revelation and according to Revelation 2, vv. 6 and 15, they were known in the cities of Ephesus and Pergamos (around AD 99).

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