Church Growth

Resistance: The Call of the Church Jesus is Caesar: Called to Resist September 9 : Click to Listen to Sermon Today we begin our series discussing the early church as a community of resistance. When we think of resistance, we might find that people have different perspectives on the meaning of this word. If you […]

Covenants are as ancient as the world itself. From the beginning of the new world (post flood) God made a covenant with humans and creation. The Hebrew word BRT suggests a contract, agreement, relationship, and promise. It involved at least two parties and required commitment from both. While some today might suggest that a covenant […]

The Arabic letter “nun” which has been used to identify Christians as “Nazarenes” Yesterday we spent the morning praying for the globally persecuted church. Christians throughout the world, along with many other people and faiths, are abused because of their beliefs and faith practices. We watched video clips from those in China, Nigeria, Iraq, and […]

Allegiance: The Book of Hebrews for Today Example from Endurance Hebrews 10:1-39 As we continue in our series on the Book of Hebrews we have crossed the halfway mark. For the first three weeks, we discussed how the Hebrew writer was attempting to motivate the readers to grow while standing firm in their faith. We […]

Excellent article and well worth the read. I am sure that the book Assimilate or Go Home is equally as good, which I just ordered. I Moved to the Edge of Portland to Help Refugees But I Can’t Afford to Live Here Anymore This story strikes a nerve as Barberry Village complex provides good memories. […]

Nov 8 = A Change of Heart (Matt 21:28-32) Theme = Repentance, loyalty, service/work For many years I would distribute articles written by Child Magazine along with other Faith development resources that I had read in the 1990s. Then, the research suggested that children who were active in faith communities and worship, along with their […]