Drones, Disaster Relief, & Healthy Teams
So far, the drone has been used in Waverly, Tennessee to help determine the source of flooding that greatly affected the city in west Tennessee. It was also used to assess areas that were in need of debris removal and chainsaw work.
Brandon Ramsey is a licensed drone pilot. He serves as the primary pilot for the team. He said the drone allows the team to know what equipment is needed and can cover an area in minutes that would take a team several hours to cover on foot.
Sam Porter, national director of disaster relief for Send Relief, is encouraged by the drone usage and hopes of DR teams will follow the Nolachucky team’s lead.
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Teams are more than just group of players trying to move the ball down the field. Effective teams can be found in offices, schools, and, according to one Alabama Baptist leader, in churches.
George Yates, a church health specialist, says churches can expect productive teams when these four characteristics are present.
The first is that the purpose of the team is clear. What is this team trying to accomplish?
The second is that the team has clear goals and expectations.
The third is that team has open and continual communication.
The fourth is that the team celebrates its achievements.
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Church Responds to Online Threat, Worship Pastor Wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ & Praising God in Prayer
Police in Haymarket, Virginia responded in textbook fashion to neutralize a threat at an area church on Sunday. A Kentucky pastor recently used an appearance on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune to do more than spin the wheel and win some cash. And, Wesley Duewel, the 20th century missionary and prayer leader, once observed, “Praise gives you the spirit of triumph and overcoming. Praise fires you with holy zeal.
The Maryland Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that a Catholic employer was lawful in denying health benefits to the spouse of a gay married employee because such unions violate church doctrine. This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. And, from 2012-2017, the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty” told many stories of the Robertson family and their duck-call and decoy business. “The Blind,” coming to theaters Sept. 28, tells the story of Phil Robertson’s life before he became a Christian.
Hard times often are described as “going through a valley.” But Bruce Watson, pastor of First Baptist Jeanerette, La., describes life’s valleys as the place where the soil is the richest. Rudy Kebreau and Randal Lyle are bound by far more than their mutual faith and pastoral calling these days. And, maybe your church has a prayer list. But have you ever considered have a personal prayer list? In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman says it may help you remain faithful in prayer.