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Unmet Expectations

by Paolo Punzalan | Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | Tags: , | no responses
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What do you do when your expectations don’t match your present reality? Have you ever been to a fast food restaurant craving for a big, juicy, tasty burger? You are excited because when you saw the poster, it really looked mouth watering. However, when your order came, you were quickly disappointed because the poster didn’t match what you had in your hands.  

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We’ve talked about items you DON’T want to bring on a missions trip – now we’re going to cover items you DON’T want to bring back! It’s customary when going on a missions trip with your church or university to bring back a few small gifts for family, friends, or people who donated to your missions trip. While a “thank-you” or “thinking of you” gift is a nice gesture, there are some items you can get in trouble for bringing back into the United States. Don’t try to bring back the following 4 types of ….

You Are More Blessed Than You Realize

by Joey Bonifacio  | Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , | no responses
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With rampant social media, people are more informed about each other’s means and lifestyles. And as we see what other people are enjoying that we are not, it is easy to think we are less blessed than we really are. Here are a few questions to help you settle the reality that you are more blessed than you think: Do you have food in your refrigerator, clothes in your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep? If you answered yes, you are richer than 75% of the world.

Human Origins 2 (Lesson #20)

by Bruce Fidler | Posted on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | | no responses
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In this second lesson of the semester in Pastor Bruce Fidler’s “Systematic Theology” course, Dr. Brian Miller guest lectures on the topic of Human Origins. Dr. Miller, who holds a Ph.D. in physics from Duke University, covers various ideas held by Christians on the origins of humanity, as well as discusses several other scientific issues that we debate today. To listen to the lesson, please visit Pastor Bruce’s blog.

Churches & Social Media: 20 Ideas for Your Ministry’s Updates

by Thelma Bowlen | Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014 | Tags: , , , | no responses

Too many times we’ve heard people saying that they don’t know what to share on their church’s social media accounts. Many social media users assume that unless they have a picture of a plate of food or a photo of a cat doing something cute, they don’t really have anything people would find interesting. Church ministries especially feel frustrated when trying to connect with social media followers, understanding that connected with people is beneficial, but struggling to come up with updates that are relevant to their mission and interesting to followers on an everyday basis. ….