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Ministry Ideas: Haiti and the Culture of Poverty

As we ponder the horrific results of the earthquake in Haiti, we can’t help but realize the greatest problem suffered by Haiti is poverty, not natural disaster. But for their severe, intransigent poverty, the damage done by the earthquake would … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 4 (The Prosperity Gospel)

It’s become quite the fashion to dismiss the so-called “prosperity gospel.” And I agree, if by “prosperity gospel” we mean the notion that by virtue of being a Christian God will reign wealth down on us. I don’t believe that. … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 3 (Salvation)

John Mark Hicks is in the process of posting an excellent series of articles called a “Comprehensive” Perspective on Salvation — Introduction Quadrant 1 Quadrant 2 Quadrant 3 Quadrant 4 The importance of these posts is that they demonstrate that … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 2

A second article on Floresta from Christianity Today.

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 1

A recent article from Christianity Today.

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Ministry Ideas: Adoption

(Now, this one chokes me up. I’m glad I’m typing and not speaking.) We have couples who’ve decided that they should adopt children from poor countries — as a ministry for Jesus. Adoption is common enough, of course, but most … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Connect

“Connect” is a brand new ministry, and we don’t have much in the way of results to report. But here’s the idea. As mentioned in the last post about the school supply drive, we have members working to serve a … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: School Supply Drive

This one has a little more of a story than most of the others. Like a lot of churches in town, we provide free school supplies for many poor children at the start of school. We’ve been doing this for … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: International Student Giveaway

I’m not sure how old this program is, but it goes back several years. The idea is simple. We are a campus church (next door to the University of Alabama). Each fall, scores of students enroll from foreign countries. Many … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: ADOPT

I’ve mentioned this one before.The idea is get our small groups ministry (Act 2 Groups) involved in ministry through community service organizations. A number of our groups were looking for service opportunities, but we are so “Church of Christ” in … Continue reading

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