My experience with Thrive over the past year – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Sixteen year old, Luke Distin, has been volunteering with Thrive since September, working as Thrive’s Staff Team Assistant. Luke has been a wonderful asset to our staff team. He’s helped prepare for our key youth & children’s events, has stepped out in teaching other young people and has turned his hand to whatever task we have needed him to do. As Luke moves on in June to take up an intern position with Youth For Christ, we asked Luke to…

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Introducing Emblems of the Infinite King – Christian Article

A Journey through Systematic Theology In an imaginative journey through the grand story of the universe, Emblems of the Infinite King: Enter the Knowledge of the Living God by J. Ryan Lister introduces kids ages 10+ to God’s radiant beauty using the main categories of systematic theology: God, humanity, sin, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Full of captivating illustrated “emblems” meant to symbolize key facets of Christian doctrine, this unique book seeks to bring theological…

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Base event attracts over 100 young people – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On Saturday evening, 14th September, Thrive brought together over 100 young people from churches across the Coventry and Warwickshire area to its first Base event. Building on the popularity of the annual Basecamp youth weekends away, we wanted to provide an event to keep connections across the youth groups and to enable people to gather to worship. The fun started with a BBQ, followed by games, worship and talk by Jon Mills from Coventry Youth For Christ. The event, held at…

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Puppet training enthuses churches – Thrive Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Thrive’s Children’s Work Adviser, Fiona, delivered puppet training for young people, children’s workers and volunteers, to help them engage people of all ages in this much-loved performance technique. This session was planned after a church requested some training on using puppets and we then opened the session up to others. Puppets are a great tool in ministry because they are so visual. It’s a great way of holding the attention of children and adults. Puppets can help communicate messages in…

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Giving Goes the Distance with Wolf Construction – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Pictured: Jerry Olender, Chris Polly and Scott Quick of Wolf Construction present the company’s employee grant contribution to Youthfront’s Lea Ann Roach and Lisen Tammeus Mann.   Thanks to a Kansas City-based employee of Wolf Construction, Youthfront was the first Kansas City-area organization to be awarded a grant from the Iowa-based company. Each year, Wolf’s employees contribute to a fund that the company matches, and employees have the opportunity to suggest and vote on what charity will receive the funds.…

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Thrive’s latest youth & children’s work hub sparks creativity – Youth Ministry Christian Article

It can be challenging to keep coming up with fresh ideas for creative worship.  Inspiration can be lacking and for Fiona Stutton, unless she has the opportunity to see something new, she has no idea it’s out there.  That led to Thrive pulling together an evening of sharing various forms of creative arts in ministry to inspire our leaders and to give them opportunities of discovering something new. The evening covered drama, dance, puppets, flags, ballooning and sticks.  We then…

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Biodun Fatoyinbo Steps Down As Coza Pastor ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

July 1st, 2019 Taiwo Ibrahim News 37 Pastor Adeboye Donates N10m To University Of Ibadan June 27th, 2019 Court Nullifies Kaduna’s Bill To Regulate Pastors June 22nd, 2019 Pastor Adeboye Shares Amazing Story June 17th, 2019 Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by Taiwo Ibrahim Read Full Article

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Wonderful signs of joy at our Thrive Juniors event – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Our latest Thrive Juniors worship event for primary school aged children and their leaders, was a wonderful time of fun, worship and activity, ending with children dancing for joy to the songs of worship. It was great to see St Mary’s Church packed with 117 children from 14 different churches across our local area.  They began the afternoon with games related to teddy bears. Jemima Strain, local Methodist minister, introduced our theme by linking teddy bears to comfort. When we…

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Introducing the ESV Single Column Thinline Bible – Christian Article

Portable and Readable The ESV Single Column Thinline Bible combines the proven popularity of the ESV Thinline Bible’s portable trim size—at just over one inch thick—with the readability of a single-column typesetting. With other features, such as a ribbon marker, maps, and multiple cover options, this straightforward format makes it easy to read the Word of God at home or on the go. Features: Single-column format Ribbon marker Just over one inch thick Learn more about the ESV Single Column…

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Schools around the UK are ‘discriminating against pupils with Afro hair’ – Godinterest Christian Blogs – Christian Article

Every one in six children with afro-textured hair are being ‘discriminated against at school, according to a report from the charity World Afro Day. World Afro Day organisers are worried that some school hair policies can negatively affect children with afro-textured hair. The investigation, led by De Montfort University Leicester,  showed a 66% rise in negative hair policies towards Afro hair Additionally, 95% of adults surveyed said they would like to see the introduction of hair protection laws – similar…

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Dr Paul Enenche And Becky Enenche Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

Dr. Paul Enenche and Dr Becky Enenche are celebrating 25 years of marital bliss, impact and undiluted love. Here are the things you need to know about their Union. Dr. Pastor Paul and Dr. Mrs Becky Enenche studied Medicine in the University of Jos and are qualified Medical Doctors. They were both members of the Executive Committee (EXCO) of the same fellowship on Campus. Brother Paul (as he then was) greatly admired Sister Becky’s passion as a young lady on…

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Modern Feminism and the Death Throes of Patriarchy – Christian Article

In this episode of the CultureCast, Amy and Christian talk about Jeff Sessions and Romans 13, Thai cave rescues and babies in cages, and free speech and feminism. You’ll hear about how a political cartoon sparked a debate about the difference between the efforts to rescue the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand and the relative inaction in regards to the children detained at the US border, Jeff Session’s defense of separating children using Romans 13, and drawing the…

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The Moral Compromise of Supporting Trump – Christian Article

In this episode, Christian and Amy ask why white Evangelicals support Trump in such big numbers. As much as 77% of white Evangelicals support Trump. Why do they continue to support him? Do progressives share anything with Evangelicals besides the name Christian? They talk about the moral compromise and rationalization of supporting Trump, the perceived loss of (white) identity, support for a populist movement, and comfort with a patriarchal order. Plus, and update and continuation from the last episode on…

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Investigation Unearths Hundreds Of Abuse Allegations In Independent Baptist Churches – Christian Article

An investigation has uncovered hundreds of abuse allegations against leaders of a conservative, loosely affiliated network of evangelical Christian churches. The report, identified 412 abuse allegations in 187 independent fundamental Baptist (IFB) churches and institutions across 40 states and Canada, with some cases reaching as far back as the 1970s. About 2.5 percent of American adults identify as independent fundamental Baptists, according to the a higher percentage than those who identify as Episcopalians, Presbyterians or members of the Assemblies of…

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School officials disciplined a 14-year-old after she posted Bible verses at school – Christian Article

Excerpted from Cincinnati.Com. The church told her not to let it go, and the pastor called her a hero. The congregation stood and applauded. You might know the story by now. It made Fox News and Yahoo, dividing people across the country.  School officials disciplined a 14-year-old Lebanon High School student in March after she posted Bible verses at school. She did so because she saw rainbow flags there, and she said she was trying to help students who were confused. “I seen that…

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Previously unknown human species found in Asia raises questions about early hominin dispersals from Africa – Christian Article

Homo sapiens is the only living species of a diverse group called hominins (members of the human family tree who are more closely related to each other than they are to chimpanzees and bonobos). Most extinct hominin species are not our direct ancestors, but instead are close relatives with evolutionary histories that took a slightly different path from ours. Writing in Nature, Détroit et al.1 report the remarkable discovery of one such human relative that will no doubt ignite plenty of scientific debate over the…

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Women and children first? Absolutely. – Christian Article

I’ve been enjoying Andrew Roberts’ recent biography of Winston Churchill titled Churchill: Walking with Destiny. The book includes a letter in which Churchill opines about the sinking of the Titanic and about how proud he was that the men on the ship put women and children onto the lifeboats first. Churchill said that the whole event “reflects nothing but honour upon our civilization.” His prose is grandiose but stirring: I cannot help feeling proud of our race and its traditions…

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Blood and Soil: One Year After Charlottesville – Christian Article

August 16, 2018 by Deacon Piatt It’s been a year since the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville took place. What has happened since then? Amy and Christian Piatt reflect on the impact of last year’s events, consider the recent “Unite the Right 2” rally in DC and consider MSNBC’s recent “Breaking Hate” special featuring former Hammerskin Nation leader and friend of the show, Christian Picciolini. Christian interviews Clive Thompson, writer for Wired Magazine, about his recent article about…

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2019 Bible Preview | Crossway Articles – Christian Article

New Bibles this Year Crossway is proud to publish a number of new Bible editions this year, including the ESV Scripture Journal, Old Testament Set; ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible; and ESV Prayer Bible. Browse new Bible releases by month below. January ESV Scripture Journal: Old Testament Set divides the entire Old Testament into 36 volumes with the full text of every book opposite lightly lined blank pages for recording notes and prayers—a great resource for personal Bible reading and reflection, group…

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Words at War – Christian Article

Words we use – or withhold – shape our culture, opinions and identities. From media and Church to the White House, our words are at war to claim attention more than ever before. We examine Trump’s words (and silence) regarding Sen. McCain’s death, the Vatican’s response to recent abuse allegations, what various media outlets chose to cover after the Manafort and Cohen dramas, and whether preaching is a dying craft. Our guest is Jonathan Merritt, author of “Learning to Speak…

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Season of Doubt – Christian Article

September 12, 2018 by Deacon Piatt With a freshman in high school, Amy and Christian Piatt are getting familiar with a whole new set of doubts. This got them thinking about how much doubt we’re surrounded by every day. But a question keep nagging at them… Is our doubt getting worse? From AI mimicry to feel-good stories gone bad, it seems like we have to question the very reality around us. So that’s what the Piatts do in this CultureCast.…

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RCCG Builds Hospital, Renovates Chapel At Kirikiri Prison ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide has dedicated Kirikiri Maximum Reference Hospital and a renovated Liberty Chapel for the inmates of Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos. The church also held a thanksgiving service at the Liberty Chapel in the prison recently. The two properties were dedicated by Pastor Joseph Obayemi, national overseer of RCCG, who represented the general overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. Speaking at the biannual holy visitation service, Obayemi enjoined the inmates to thank God in all…

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Pastor Paul Enenche Shares Amazing Testimony ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

Pastor Paul Enenche has encouraged Christians not to allow anything to come between them and their commitment to God and his Kingdom. Dr. Paul Enenche who dedicated a 100,00 capacity church auditorium last year shared an inspiring story with the Congregation Years ago, a billionaire told me “I want you to have a house in my Estate” and I said to him “How is that?” He said “Come and see the house. It is a 7 bedroom Duplex with basement…

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CAN,PFN Urge Politicians On Good Governance ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), on Thursday charge politicians to ensure they provide dividends of democracy when voted into office in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking at a Political Stakeholders’ Summit with Political Parties’ Candidates held in Lagos, Chairman, CAN Lagos State Chapter, Prof. Alexander Bamgbola, said the church in the country would no-longer maintain what he called “Sidon look” attitude and watch the system derail. Bamgbola charged the politicians to be…

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The Elevation Church Set To Host Vantage Forum ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

Dynamic non-denominational Christian Ministry, The Elevation Church (TEC) is set to host Vantage Forum; a high-profile business and economic outlook event. The church will also launch a new expression, amongst other activities this January. Now in its fifth edition, Vantage Forum; a bespoke business outlook event for entrepreneurs and business executives, will hold on Thursday 31st January 2018 by 9AM at the Pistis Conference Centre, 1 Resurrection Drive, 2nd Turning after Oando, Jakande, Lekki Lagos. It is tailored to mid-level…

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