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Why Kids Don't Need a Megachurch
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Why Kids Don’t Need a Megachurch

It was a typical Sunday morning. We got to church early for Bible study, and our kids—Penny, 10, William, 7, and Marilee, 5—scampered downstairs to play. They emerged 45 minutes later to serve as the week’s greeters. Despite some conflict over who got to shake hands and who got to hand out the programs, they […]

You are Here for a Reason
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You are Here for a Reason

  Created by God, Cared for by God By: Eric Lockamy ‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.’ Gen.1:27 All things on earth were created by God. However, when God was finished creating everything else, He wanted a creation of […]

The Power of Music
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The Power of Music

By: Kristen Wunderlich “Next to the word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.”-Martin Luther God has given us the gift of music that we may worship Him TOGETHER in song. […]

Social Media Outlets
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Social Media Outlets

  Social Media Outlets By Rev. Benjamin P. Glaser We live in a fluid time of radical change concerning how human beings consume news, talk to one another on a daily basis, and generally interact with the world around them. This brave new world can be intimidating for those without degrees in computer engineering or […]

A Biblical Response to Islamic Violence and Muslims
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A Biblical Response to Islamic Violence and Muslims

By: Mark Judson and Gus Taylor (Pseudonyms used for protection) As mission leaders, we can influence the response of our fellow Christians to escalating Muslim violence and to the growing presence of Muslims among us in the United States, Canada and around the globe. Biblical responses will open up to us doors of opportunity to […]

Why Do I Do This Job?
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Why Do I Do This Job?

Many times, people make a big deal about how it takes special people to work in special needs. On the contrary, one of my favorite quotes has become, “A child with special needs will inspire you to be a special kind of person.” God molds us into a useful vessel for His service. We may […]

Wheels for the World
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Wheels for the World

Wheels for the World (WFTW) is one of the ministries of Joni and Friends. My involvement for the last 12 years includes the collection of wheelchairs in the upstate of South Carolina and western North Carolina as well as the distribution of the wheelchairs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Ministry includes the Chair […]

Now is the Time to Impact the Future of the ARP
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Now is the Time to Impact the Future of the ARP

  Every agency director in the ARP tells me it makes sense to have adequate financial resources in place to sustain current program operations and open new works within the ARPC. New opportunities stretch our resources and can put current operations at risk. To that point, I had a generous donor tell me the key […]

Planned Giving for Millennials
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Planned Giving for Millennials

My wife Heather, and I find ourselves in the generation of Millennials characterized by emotional giving because it’s trendy to give if emotions are in it, or by not-giving because they do not think they can afford it, or just not want to give at all. Many Millennials have compounded college loans with debt from […]

Insight into the Sabbath Rest
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Insight into the Sabbath Rest

The theme for the ARP denomination this year is “Fresh Insight from Ancient Paths.” The theme is based on Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus says the Lord, stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is. And walk in it. Then you will find rest for your souls.” In […]

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