We are officially rolling out the 2020 Igniting The Rural Church program. This is our second season and the program has been renamed and given a sharper focus toward the purpose of strengthening and encouraging the vital rural church. Click to read the announcement.
Would you consider making an end of year donation to join us in our work at proclaiming Christ in rural communities for 2020? [CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO LEARN ABOUT SPECIFIC NEEDS]
HOPE FOR TODAY
When I was a teenager, I loved playing basketball. Dr. J and Michael Jordan were my favorite NBA players. While living in Colorado, I was fortunate to have my dad take me to see each of them play at McNichols Arena in Denver. Those are incredible memories.Like one of many sports fans, we often stand in awe of the talent these athletes have. The NFL Superbowl just took place and next month is the NCAA’s March Madness. Let me ask this question. Do you think we ever exalt these amazing athletes. . .[CLICK ON PICTURE TO READ FULL COLUMN]
The new year is an opportunity for a new start. I once heard about a leader that regularly took a block of time in December to engage in planning and goal setting for the next year for his organization. The way our annual calendar is set up, it provides a vision for that. It is the end of the old and the beginning of the new. Not only do we see this concept in view of time, but in nature too. In our part of the globe, we are blessed to have four seasons. When fall and winter come, it is the end of the old. . . [CLICK ON PICTURE TO READ FULL COLUMN]