They feel a certain way, then go to church and feel like they are individually spoken to, so in a way they feel a sense of relieve from their problems, and comfort for the awareness they feel they have about themselves. Next there is people like me who have their own definition of the role it plays. Then finally there is the people who use religion as a mechanism to gain followers for various reasons, to make money, or to push agendas around the country and even potentially the globe. I believe that it all depends on the individual, their environment, and the influences around them that tell the role of religion in different
VBS is used as a community outreach tool by most churches to encourage additional memberships and serve the surrounding area. The following are seven ways you can amp up your church’s VBS this year and WOW your kids: 1. Theme is of Paramount Importance: Choosing a fun theme is crucial to creating a memorable VBS. Many Christian bookstores will have complete curriculum that includes music, teachers manuals, suggestions for games
In this blog post, we want to examine what are Millennials seeking in the area of spirituality. I am avoiding the term worship because first it is a loaded word these days and Millennials are finding ways to grow in their faith outside of the Sunday Morning worship experience. There is a paradigm shift among Millennials, they have very little interest in the worship wars Baby Boomers have waged for decades. For Millennials, their focus has centered on new areas of importance in their spiritual formation. Thom Rainer, who researches church life and effectiveness of an organization called LifeWay, recently commented in a blog post, "What Worship Style Attracts the Millennials," on what three things matter most to
The effects on the group will be varied. Some hearts will be changed; there will be some in the group that will have a new attitude others will have a stronger dedication to the call of the community. The dynamics need to be in place within the small group for the small group experience to be effective? For the small group to be effective, there must be the desire to grow in the grace of the Lord. There must be the care for others, and the hope My participation in the community of has enriched the lives of others through the sharing of my faith with the community, and demonstrating the present of the Lord that is in my life.
Garments usually are given to individuals when they attend their first temple trip and make certain endowments with God. These endowments cannot happen until the individual has reached the age of eighteen. Thus, I have not been able to attend this quite yet. The second reason that I cannot fully explain this is that garments are a very sacred thing to the church. It is a powerful symbol that an individual learns about when they are taking their endowments.
I chose the 9:45 worship service because it was open to all age groups and the younger people attended. The sermon began with rock and roll type music, the ushers would collect money, the pastor talked about a story in the bible, and we closed with a prayer. There was a college-age group that met from 11:00 to 12:00 after the 9:45 worship service. I decided to give the group a try because I wanted to make some friends there. I was not sure what to expect or if they would accept me into their group.
I grew up going to church every Sunday and believing that prayer solves everything. To me prayer is like a speech or a song, it is a form of expression. When I was worried, scared, or upset I would pray. With prayer there is comfort and a way to express yourself positively. Prayer is powerful, and with prayer in school more children would be helped and guided down the right path.
My family is religious, and I intend to carry the tradition to going to Church every Sunday and every Holy Day of Obligation, but there is more beyond going to Church. As children of God, we are given a purpose to serve for and protect His creation. God created this beautiful world, and it is our job to maintain it and those who inhabit it. We are sent to spread the word of God, and to protect the Church and the Catholic faith. I hoped that I could carry out my mission by going
I believe childhood is the building block of life. The sooner we can provide the proper support and resources to children in need, the sooner we can change the trajectory of a child’s life consequently producing healthier happier adults. Presently I volunteer at my church as a Sunday school teacher, working to make a positive impact on the lives of the children and the adolescent member of my congregation. I’m one of the seven teachers who rotate each Sunday. Our mission is to help them understand our faith while also providing them a sense of community and fellowship with their peers.