Introduction For this pastoral interview, I interviewed Andrew O’Brien. He has been serving as the missions pastor for North Ridge Church for two years. O’Brien lives in Falls City, Nebraska with his wife, Emily, and two young sons. Being a child of missionaries in Mexico, he has always had a heart for missions.
During the interview with Timothy Hughes, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, many difficult and probing questions were asked to discover the heart of his decision making process. The pastor, making himself available for this interview answered with much openness and transparency revealing how he makes decisions regarding a variety of issues. In regards to fear and its impact on his decision making, one could ascertain that this pastor uses acknowledgement of his fear to provide balance in this process. Decision made in regards to sermon preparation time is deemed to vary as he tries to “utilize a variety of sermon methodology or sermon preparation.” The importance of having a mentor relationship has been important in his life and has aided in making challenging decisions. The aid of such individuals have helped in molding the philosophy he has regarding decisions now. The use of small groups have aided in growth in his life and decisions he has made regarding the issues of focused study. The relationship he has with his family has a great impact on his decisions made. His wife is an
Neil Cole’s book on “Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church” summarizes church styles based on three version of the styles. Cole builds off the version 1.0 which is based on the church in the first-century and version 2.0 which is the modern day church to come up with version 3.0. This version 3.0 Cole states is the second major shift that is occurring now (Cole, 2010, p5-7). Cole’s supposed method is church structure and people focused; discussing issues on money, children, leadership, and teaching to make the church better if they utilizes the shifts that the author references in the book. Church 3.0 shifts the church from an institutionalized approach that is program-driven and clergy-led. This new approach looks at the
Media Specialist: Internship at Grand Avenue Baptist Grand Avenue Baptist Grand Avenue Baptist has been on the corner of Grand Avenue and North 39th street for over eighty years. Since September 9th, 1934, its mission has been to witness to the River Valley that Jesus is the son of God, provide a place for Christians to grow, and serve the community through partnerships and programs. In the decades that have passed since its beginning, the church has grown from a staked down tent and a tiny congregation of a mere five people into one of the staple churches of the Fort Smith area. Grand Avenue now boasts a congregation of several thousand and has a thriving ministry programs for all ages and stages of life including family, singles, and collegiate
BPS 425 Lester Sinclair Case Study: GodFirst Church 1. INTRODUCTION The BPS 425 as a course, has changed the way that I view church as a whole. It has made the writer understand the importance of church leadership and also the behind the scenes workings of the local church.
In this field observation I attended a catholic mass of a friend’s church. I was born in a Christian family and never thought that I would ever attend a Sunday catholic mass. I only have one friend who still attends a church, a catholic church. I attended this mass with my friend Paul and his family who are Pilipino. Paul was nice enough to let come to his church to be an observer and a bit of a participant. I wanted to know more about what happened at a Catholic Church mass and what it meant to the catholic community. In addition, the church is located on Vinland and Stagg in Sun Valley, and the church is named, our lady of the holy rosary.
After viewing the job posting for the Marketing & Communication position on the YMCA website, I believe I am an exceptional candidate for this opportunity. I am Currently a junior at Communication and media major at DePaul University, where I have developed and demonstrated valuable communication. Throughout my time at DePaul, I had the opportunity of attending classes with instructors who have worked closely in the communication field. I have learned a great deal from professors who have worked in the communication field, and have come back to teach us the interworking of communication from professions such as, television, radio, business firms and more.
On August 13, 1954, Reverend George D. West announced that the Tennessee Christian Missionary Society, which is the state organization of the Disciples of Christ churches in Tennessee, purchased the 1802 Grand Ave property for its new headquarters. The TCMS began in 1894 as the result of “movements that were backlashes against the rigid denominationalism of the early 1800s. The movement’s purpose was to return to the principles of the early churches described in the New Testament.” By 1969, the TCMS outgrew the 1802 Grand Ave property, put it on the market for $30,000, and moved to 3700 Richland Avenue.
The supreme court case of Trinity Lutheran Church vs. Comer, is a case in which the supreme court of the United States of America held a Missouri Program that denied funding to religious groups that would be used for profane purposes, that is provided to non-religious groups violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion. “The Trinity Lutheran Church Child Learning Center is a Missouri preschool and daycare center. Originally established as a nonprofit organization, the Center later merged with Trinity Lutheran Church and now operates under its auspices on church property.” The Trinity Lutheran v. Comer case finds that governments can not discriminate against churches that would otherwise qualify for funding just because
The Founders Club is one of Florida’s pre-eminent country club and golf communities. The Founders Club offers over 700 meticulously landscaped acres with 262 homes featuring golf, lake, or preserve views. Residents of the Founders Club enjoy the peace and serenity offered by a private community, yet gain easy access to some of the most popular dining, shopping and entertainment throughout Sarasota.
The recent dismissal of NewSpring Church’s founder and senior pastor Perry Noble has prompted a California minister to share his own struggle with alcohol dependence and warn Christians against “flaunting” their liberties. On Sunday, NewSpring Church executive pastor Shane Duffey announced that they had removed Perry Noble as senior pastor on July 1. He said the recently fired pastor’s poor decisions have disqualified him from church service. Noble himself acknowledge his mistake and promised to return to the right path and to keep on following Jesus, Christian News relays.
For my practicum course I was given the chance to be an intern the YMCA, as an intern I was given a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment. The Young Men 's Christian Association was founded in London, England, on June 6, 1844, in response to unhealthy social conditions arising in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution. Every YMCA offers fitness and exercise programs specifically geared toward older adults, such as Active Older Adult (AOA) classes, land and water-based arthritis classes, Stroke Wellness and Silver Sneakers. The Silver sneaker refers to the growing population of Baby Boomers and, in some cases, seniors over the age of 65. A growing number of health insurers offer