How Do Preschool Programs Support School Readiness?
Watch this video to learn how the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework can be used to help prepare children age birth to 5 for school.
What Does the Bible Say About Drinking Wine?
Read John 2:9. When is it permissible to have a drink?
How Many Smaller Churches Can Keep Their Doors Open
By: Dennis BickersMany smaller churches face a troubling future. Unless these congregations are willing to make significant changes, their death is almost inevitable.
Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
What to do when your church changes
These days in my retirement ministry, most of the churches where I’m invited to preach have these things in common… –Almost no man wears a necktie or suit. –On the platform you find all kinds of musical instruments. –Huge screens are mounted on the front walls, where the words of songs and scripture are projected. –Many people in the congregation read Scripture from their phones. –Worship leaders are often wearing jeans and sneakers. –In the announcements, you hear of mission trips to foreign countries, regardless of the size of the church. –Fewer and fewer hymns are being sung, and when the old ones are brought out, they’re given new treatments. Mostly, though, what’s being sung in worship was written in the past 10 or 12 years. –Churches announce on their outside signs “blended”…
What Does Fullness of the Spirit Bring?
Ten Reasons Why Many Churches Aren’t Evangelistic (Update)
So what are most of our churches in North America communicating to the world with our self-centeredness and lack of evangelistic fervor? It’s simple...
Summit Woods Baptist Church: Lee's Summit, MO > Mid-Service Comments
February 14, 2017 by Brett Harris Please find below Brett Harris' notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Evaluate your heart against Scripture in understanding Jesus' purpose in his first coming and how that impacts your view of our purpose in following him Acts 7 tells us of Stephen's stoning; the first martyr of the Christian faith. At the beginning of Acts 8, we see that a man named Saul is approving of the execution and that Saul himself was ravaging the church - he was doing whatever he could to stop the church. Later in Acts we read that Saul was heading to Damascus, still breathing threats and murder against believers. That's some pretty strong language. His anger and hatred of Christ and his church is strong and it motivates his…
Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins
Homosexuality is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. And we have really good news for homosexuals.
Sermon from Sunday, June 2, 2019
The sermon from Sunday, June 2, 2019, given by Pastor Angela Khabeb, can be heard by clicking here.