Sills Case Defendants Request Dismissal, Reaching Kansas City with the Gospel & Attending Bible Study Groups
A Bowling Green University student has been charged with a federal misdemeanor under the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act. Kansas City may be known for top-notch football and fabulous barbeque, but thousands of people who call the city home don’t know Jesus. And, while study God’s Word should be a priority for believers and for small groups in a local church, a Lifeway Research articles says growing small groups and building community takes more than the study alone.
A Bowling Green University student has been charged with a federal misdemeanor under the FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act.
According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, the charge was brought by U.S. Attorney Rebecca C. Lutzko, Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Dobson and Bowling Green Police Chief Tony Hetrick against 20-year-old Whitney M. Durant, a.k.a. Soren Monroe.
The charge alleges that on April 15, Durant intentionally damaged the property of HerChoice, a pregnancy care center located in Bowling Green, Ohio, by defacing the clinic’s building with spray paint. According to its website, HerChoice does not provide abortions or referrals for abortions. It does provide free pregnancy tests, STI testing, ultrasounds, parenting classes and more.
Kansas City may be known for top-notch football and fabulous barbeque, but thousands of people who call the city home don’t know Jesus.
The North American Mission Board says more than 71 percent of those calling K-C home aren’t involved in any local church and may not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
In a city of more than two million, that’s a lot of souls.
Would you pray that God would raise up church planters to reach Kansas City and the Midwest with the gospel?
Matt Miller, a city missionary in Kansas City requests believers, “Pray God would identify more church planters from within our local churches. Pray our church planters would excel in our evangelism efforts as we advance the gospel of Jesus and His kingdom. Pray the homes of our church planting families would be a place of peace and a source of joy.”
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While study God’s Word should be a priority for believers and for small groups in a local church, a Lifeway Research articles says growing small groups and building community takes more than the study alone.
First, Ken Braddy, writes don’t for the invitation. Specifically, a personal invitation. A church may announce the opportunity for believers to join a group but people are more likely to attend if they’ve been personally invited.
Second, looks for ways to build relationships with those intimidated by Bible study groups.
Someone may say no to a study but they may not say no to a cookout. Creating opportunities to build relationships is key in a small group Bible study.
Finally, he points out that serving together binds a group together.
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.