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.
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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

Newsweek: Why Putin Is Afraid of Ukraine
At its heart, however, the conflicts within Ukraine, and the fight Putin has picked with Ukraine, are about post-Soviet kleptocracy, and where and whether there is a popular will to resist it.

The New York Times: Do Churches Fail the Poor?
Ross Douthat (editorial): A church that pays out to help the poor, but doesn?t pray with them, looks less like a church than what Pope Francis has described, unfavorably, as merely another N.G.O.

Washington Post: Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ?cool.?
Young people don?t simply want a better show. And trying to be cool might be making things worse.

Yahoo! News: Philippines seeks more military aid from US to counter China
San Antonio (Philippines) (AFP) - The Philippines said Tuesday it would soon ask the United States for more military equipment and training to build its defences, as it faces Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed waters.

Yahoo! News: Manila 'cute little submissive' of US: China media
Beijing (AFP) - The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington.

Yahoo! News: Russia PM estimates economy shrank by 2% in first quarter
Moscow (AFP) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday that the Russian economy likely shrank by two percent in the first three months of the year due to sanctions pressure and low oil prices.

NBCNews: Philippines Shows Photos of China's Island-Building Work in Spratlys
The Philippines released new aerial photographs of China's "massive" construction project to build artificial islands in hotly disputed waters on Monday, warning of their potential impact on regional stability, trade routes and the environment.

CBSNews: The 9 American states with the highest property taxes
(MONEYWATCH) These nine states rank as carrying the highest property tax burdens for their residents out of all 50 U.S. states, according to a new study from WalletHub.

CBSNews: Working less could be the key to doing more
Is burning the candle at both ends and working far more than the traditional workweek the best way to get the most work done? Nope. At least not according to a Stanford University study that found once you've worked 50 hours in a week, productivity plunges.

CBSNews: 5 things about retirement that you aren't expecting
If you love your job, retirement can be more difficult than you might expect. Here's a look at the five hardest things about retirement that you might not be ready for.

Yahoo! News: Defense secretary says US opening new phase of Asia pivot
(AP) ? The Obama administration is opening a new phase of its strategic "rebalance" toward Asia and the Pacific by investing in high-end weapons such as a new long-range stealth bomber, refreshing its defense alliance with Japan and expanding trade partnerships, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.

Yahoo! News: 70 years later, pain from Battle of Manila lingers
MacArthur announced on February 6: ?Manila has fallen.? But the Battle of Manila was just beginning. When it ended on March 3, what was once the ?Pearl of the Orient? became the second most devastated city in World War II after Warsaw ? with 100,000 civilians dead.

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