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: Why the Cuba deal happened now
"The United States is the only country now that does not have full diplomatic relations with Cuba," Smith told CNN in Havana. "One of the marks in the hemisphere against the United States is its outdated Cuba policy. So we are now moving ... to change our Cuba policy to begin to engage with Cuba. That's exactly the right thing to do."

CBSNews: Obama to start normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba
President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States is taking steps to restore full diplomacy with Cuba, a historic move that will end 50 years of frozen relations with the communist nation.

Forbes: Why Nintendo's Wii U Might Be The Best Console To Unwrap Christmas Morning
Paul Tassi: The Wii U is the only gaming device on the market that directly encourages local multiplayer, and the best games for the system are ones played with friends or family sitting next to you, not playing on their own console across town or across the country.

TIME: Time magazine announces its Person of the Year
Those who fight Ebola are Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2014. The Ebola outbreak has infected more than 17,800 people, most in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, killing 6,346. By the end of November, 622 health care workers had been infected with the Ebola virus and 346 of them died, according to the World Health Organization.

Wall Street Journal: How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic
By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how charismatic public speakers use their voices to dominate, rouse and influence a large audience.

CBSNews: The most dangerous types of toys for kids
The study, published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, found ride-on-toys -- including scooters, wagons, tricycles and motor-powered kiddie vehicles such as Barbie Jeeps -- are responsible for a growing number of children's injuries and emergency room visits.

BBC: Why Texas is closing prisons in favour of rehab
Far from having to build new jails for the 17,000 expected new inmates, Jerry Madden and his colleagues have succeeded in closing three prisons.

The Motley Fool: Social Security: 5 Facts You Must Know
Although most people expect Social Security to be there for them when they retire, they could be wrong ? and by then it might be too late.

CBSNews: At U.N., North Korea loses key vote on crimes against humanity charges
A key committee of the U.N. General Assembly agreed to urge the Security Council to refer the leaders of North Korea to the International Criminal Court for prosecution for crimes against humanity. The final vote was 111 in favor of the action and 19 opposed, with 55 countries abstaining.

NBCNews: Philae Lander Makes Historic Touchdown on Comet
After a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent, the European Space Agency's Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet Wednesday ? marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission.

BBC: US and China leaders in historic greenhouse gas emissions pledge
China and the US have unveiled new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the leaders of the two countries met for talks in Beijing. China did not set a specific target, but said emissions would peak by 2030. It is the first time China, the world's biggest polluter, has set an approximate date for emissions to peak.

CNN: We're growing bacteria in space, and they could help us create new vaccines
(CNN) -- Manned space missions bring with them a plethora of challenges to keep astronauts alive and healthy, especially on long-duration space missions. The key to an astronauts' wellbeing has been found, somewhat contradictorily, to be a group of tiny organisms -- bacteria.

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