How to Keep Your Church From Dying

Having a good theology is important. However, to consider pursuit of deeper, broader, and granular theology as more important than pursuit of timeliness is wrong. To be filled with the Holy Spirit is paramount because, aside from being the source of wisdom, the Holy Spirit is the source of good timing.

In every church there are people with strong sense of urgency. Likewise, there are people with a strong sense of contentment. Both are necessary virtues of a healthy church. But when a church is dying, people with strong sense of urgency should be given more weight.

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Eastside Ministries - Our sole purpose, without discrimination, is to serve local needy families, the elderly, handicapped and homeless persons living in zip codes 76103, 76112, and 76120.
Meadowbrook United Methodist Church - Meadowbrook United Methodist Church is located in east Fort Worth with families attending from throughout Tarrant County.  We are a historical church proud of our tradition, having organized in 1928, yet we are also equally excited about our future.
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Calendar of Events

Christmas by Candlelight December 5, 2013
An evening of fellowship, food, music and prayer, sponsored by St. Rita Catholic Church and Eastside Ministries.Dec.5 at 6:30-8:30 pm; St. Rita Parish Center,5550 E. Lancaster, FW 76112, Info: 817-451-9395

Christmas by Candlelight December 5, 2013
An evening of fellowship, food, music and prayer, sponsored by St. Rita Catholic Church and Eastside Ministries.Dec.5 at 6:30-8:30 pm; St. Rita Parish Center,5550 E. Lancaster, FW 76112, Info: 817-451-9395

ESM Charity Golf Tournament April 30, 2012
1st Eastside Ministries Charity Golf Tournament for the benefit of the local food and clothing Pantry in East Fort Worth,to be held at April 30, Monday at 12:00 pm Diamond Oaks Country Club, 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76117, 817-834-6261, Pleas

Summer Enrollmet April 30, 2012
Houston residents who want to complete a bachelor or master degree quickly and affordably, Belhaven University, offers a quality Christian adult studies program. Belhaven's program delivers accelerated undergraduate and graduate degrees that are tailored

Wellness for Life- Mobile Health Program April 26, 2012
Sponsored by Texas Health Resources, April 26, 2012 at the St. Rita Catholic Church, 5550 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth TX 76112@ 9am-3 pm.Available screenings: mammograms, well woman exams (pap smears). To schedule appt. call 1-877-847-9355

Holy Week Services at King of Glory April 8, 2012
I know all of your churches have their own Holy Week Schedules, but just wanted to pass on KoG's Community Easter Egg Hunt in case you know of anyone looking for one. (Of course anyone will be welcomed at any of the events.) Oh yes-- we are located at

Holy Week Services at King of Glory April 8, 2012
We are located at the corner of Brentwood Stair Road & Sandy Lane --------------------------- Wed, 4/4/12, 7:00 PM, Stations of the Cross Thu, 4/5/12, 7:00 PM, Maundy Thursday-Holy Communion/Stripping of the Altar Fri, 4/6/12, 7:00 PM, Good Friday Wors

Advent Service at King of Glory Lutheran Church December 21, 2011
Advent Schedule: 6:30 PM, Soup Supper (If you can provide food, see sign up sheets in the Narthex to see what is needed for each evening) 7:00 PM, Advent Worship -(Holden Evening Prayer) corner Sandy Lane & Brentwood Stair, Fort Worth, TX

Advent Service at King of Glory Lutheran Church December 21, 2011
Advent Schedule: 6:30 PM, Soup Supper (If you can provide food, see sign up sheets in the Narthex to see what is needed for each evening) 7:00 PM, Advent Worship -(Holden Evening Prayer) corner Sandy Lane & Brentwood Stair, Fort Worth, TX

Christ Is Coming- An Advent Christmas Pageant December 20, 2011
The story of Christ's birth in Old Testament Prophecy & the Good News of the New Testament, presented by the Children & youth of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Tuesday, Dec.20 @6 pm followed by Supper@917 Lamar St. in Downtown Fort Worth.

News Articles

CNN: Stop sharing USB Flash drives - right now
German security researchers have discovered that USB-connected devices have a fatal flaw. Anything that connects via USB can be reprogrammed to pose as another device.

TheWallStreetJournal: The Great Chinese Exodus
A recent report showed that 64% of China's rich are either migrating overseas or have plans to leave the country. Political scientist James To, who has written a book on the subject, tells the WSJ's Deborah Kan how the Chinese government is using propaganda campaigns abroad to ensure loyalty from overseas Chinese.

Yahoo!: The Many Faces and Voices of Robin Williams
From "Mork and Mindy" to "Good Will Hunting," a look at some of the actor's iconic roles.

Reuters: Lawmakers in drought-hit California finally agree on water plan
(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown approved on Wednesday a $7.6 billion plan to improve water supplies in the drought-stricken state that will be put before voters in November, ending a year of political wrangling over the measure.

ABCNews: US Military Chief Visits Vietnam, 1st Since 1971
(AP) U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey on Thursday became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Vietnam since 1971, seeking to boost military ties between the former foes at a time when Hanoi is embroiled in territorial disputes with China.

ABCNews: Are Hydrogen Cars a Threat to Electric Cars?
Three weeks ago, the California Energy Commission approved more than $50 million in construction projects for these stations: $46.6 million in grants for 28 hydrogen refueling stations and one mobile refueler; plus $5 million for 175 electric vehicle charger stations.

TheAtlantic: The Way Out of the Ukraine Crisis
Talking to Russia would be in keeping with how American presidents?from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush?handled relations with their counterparts in the Kremlin even after major acts of Soviet aggression...

CNN: Rosetta becomes first spacecraft to orbit comet
To get to its destination the spacecraft has covered more than three billion miles and as the comet hurtles towards the sun it will reach a speed of about 62,000 miles per hour.

CNN: Top Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity, sentenced to life in prison
(CNN) -- Two former top leaders in Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge, which ruled the Southeast Asian country between 1975 and 1979, were found guilty of crimes against humanity by a specially-convened Cambodian court Thursday.

TheMotleyFool: The Biggest Ripoff In Investing
This ripoff is so blatant that it's completely out in the open. No professionals hide it. Yet most people never think twice about it, because it's the common practice among Wall Street investment managers.

BBC: How pickpockets trick your mind
According to neuroscientists our brains come pretty much hard-wired to be tricked, thanks to the vagaries of our attention and perception systems. In fact, the key requirement for a successful pickpocket isn?t having nifty fingers, it?s having a working knowledge of the loopholes in our brains.

KyivPost: Timothy Ash: Time to think about worst-case scenarios in Ukraine-Russia crisis
Russia has to make some difficult choices, whether to accept ??defeat?? in Ukraine, and back off, taking a less confrontational approach, or double up and move to a more formalised intervention to stem the advance of the Ukrainian military.

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