For the first time in nine years, there won’t be a White House ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer
May06

For the first time in nine years, there won’t be a White House ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer

  No White House Ceremony to Be Held on Nat’l Day of Prayer This Thursday, for the first time in nine years, there won’t be a White House ceremony in observance of the National Day of Prayer. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will pray privately as he does every day, but his only public acknowledgement will be to issue a White House proclamation. Republican Congressman Randy Forbes,...

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Out Of The Box: A Ministry to Youth

What follows is the story of the First United Methodist Hillsville Youth Group. Their mission trip to Macon Georgia. The vision of a storefront Youth Ministry Site in order to take the church to the people and the results. Ronnie We have been open for about 6 months now and hundreds of people have come through the doors at Out Of The Box. There have been events with 150 people in attendance and Safe Halloween brought several hundred...

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Is your church changing with the times?

When you read that question defenses automatically go up.  I am not suggesting that you change anything in Scripture. I am not suggesting that you conform to the culture around us to make people comfortable. However, I am suggesting that if we do not change the way we do church that we will lose the generations who are engaged in this culture. The truth is that every generation has gone through this. The issue at hand is this. The...

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Francis Chan Interview Crazy Love

At Out Of The Box we have been doing the Crazy Love Study by Francis Chan for the past 10 weeks. Tonight is the final episode. This interview with Kirk Cameron is with Francis talking about the book. If you haven’t read it you are missing the book of the year in my opinion....

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Twitter: Do we need to use it in Worship-Bible Study?
May06

Twitter: Do we need to use it in Worship-Bible Study?

Commentary: Do we need Twitter in worship? Twitter is a free social networking service that enables users to communicate with “tweets,”or messages of up to 140 characters. A UMNS Web-only graphic courtesy of Twitter. A UMNS Commentary By the Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards* May 5, 2009 On Sunday, May 3, Time magazine published an online article about ways in which some worshipping communities are beginning to integrate Twitter into Sunday...

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