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ORLANDO (FBW)After 30 years of reaching out to individuals struggling with unwanted homosexuality, the largest ministry of its kind in the world, Exodus International, will in the future seek to work more closely with churches to proclaim a clear message of the power of Jesus Christ to change lives.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)The news that tithing declined by about 62 percent last year presents the church with both a warning and a challenge, say several experts in Christian financial and seminary circles.
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This is the third of a series of articles that will examine the leader and a process of leadership that equips a church for growth.
There hasnt been this much fun in Washington since the Clinton follies. Critics are beating up on the president for using in his State of the Union a piece of intelligence that was erroneous (never mind that, as I learned when I was in the White House, intelligence-gathering is far from a perfect science).
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)What can you do if your spouse doesnt want to tithe and you do? This isnt an unusual situation. After all, in light of todays roller coaster economy, dont we need every last dollar just to survive?
ORLANDO (FBW)Bob Stith teared up when he looked around the room after a news conference at Exodus Internationals 28th annual conference. It is his ninth year to be directly involved in ministry to former homosexuals, and he regrets not having become involved earlier.
ORLANDO (FBW)Exodus International North America has "come out of the closet" so to speak, in presenting "Gods freedom" about issues, and asserting a positive message into a series of events that recently led to the passage of a gay rights ordinance in Orlando.
STARKE (FBW)Faithful. Integrity. Encouraging. Respect. Love.
These and many other superlatives were heaped on Ben P. Bryant in a July 27 celebration of his 30th anniversary as pastor of First Baptist Church of Starke.
As the fall approaches, Florida Baptist Convention-sponsored theological education classes are gearing up to start across the state in August.
A recent study by researcher George Barna found that only 3 percent of Christians tithe a decrease from 8 percent in 2001. The principle of tithing, it seems, is not widely practiced as it once was and certainly is not widely understood as a critical form of worship.
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (BP)They have suffered such financial setbacks as bankruptcy, car repossession, staggering credit card bills and scratching for cash to buy their next meal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)The man who helped train 500 facilitators to present seminars on financial management believes the church must be a strong voice for the principle of tithing.
DALLAS (BP)As the leader of a new marriage-enrichment ministry, J.B. Collingsworth knows how crucial money matters are to couples unions.