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

NBCNews: Tony Romo's Wife Talks Family, Faith and Life After Football
Faith, she said, is the Romo family's rock. "I don't know how we would get through certain times without the Lord and the community that we surround ourselves with," she said.

CBSNews: NSA surveillance reform bill now law
The USA Freedom Act overhauls the NSA's now-defunct bulk phone records collection program. Instead of allowing the government to collect phone records in bulk, the USA Freedom Act requires private telecommunications companies to hold onto that data. The government can then make specific data requests.

AFP: US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said.

AFP: Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany
Tokyo (AFP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino likened present-day China to Nazi Germany on Wednesday during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea.

Newsweek: Cure for cancer one step closer after 'spectacular' breakthrough
The treatment, known as immunotherapy, uses the body's immune system to attack cancerous cells. Researchers say it could replace chemotherapy as the standard treatment for cancer within five years.

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.

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