Year-End Generosity Exceeds 2017 Goal

WORLD CHURCH NEWS —

Good news!

Year-end contributions surpassed the $3.5 million Worldwide Mission Tithes goal set for  November and December. We are so grateful for the response of members and friends around the world. In addition, the expressions of generosity by congregations and mission centers have been remarkable and made reaching the $3.5 million-dollar goal possible.

Many testimonies and stories have emerged as these jurisdictions have explored how they can help with the financial challenges facing the church. The following was shared by Steve Pomeroy, financial officer for the Greater Pacific Northwest Mission Center: Continue reading

Make 2018 Your Most Positive Year Yet

These 4 strategies can set you on a positive path for the new year.

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The turn of the calendar to a new year is a ready-made opportunity to re-orient, re-set and re-direct your thoughts and actions in a more positive direction. You may be months or years into your journey toward positivity, but the freshness of a brand new year is still full of promise.

Some people like to list “be more positive” as a New Year’s resolution, but setting this as a genuine, achievable goal requires more than a one-line intention. Here are four ways to make 2018 your most positive year yet. Continue reading

Don’t get stuck behind the four walls

By Vanessa Grossett

Isaiah 6:8 ‘Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” (NIV)

There are Christians who believe their ministry is only for their local church, and that is where they will only operate that ministry. Well have I got news for you! God can use us anywhere and not just behind the four walls. In the above scripture the voice of the Lord is saying “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? Like Isaiah our response should be “Here I am. Send me!” Continue reading

It’s Christmas

By David Brock, Redmond, Oregon, USA

Such a mess at the manger in my home congregation this past Sunday!

It all began in quiet and calm and with such decorum. Joseph presiding, Mary kneeling, Jesus asleep. Later, a few angels placed at the idyllic scene. Beautiful!

Then, things started to get a little noisy and unbalanced as members of the congregation brought animals to join the parents and the angels. The usual four-leggeds first: donkeys, sheep, a few cows. Continue reading