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

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.

Smithsonian: Why Are Finland Schools Successful?
The transformation of the Finns? education system began some 40 years ago as the key propellent of the country?s economic recovery plan. By 2006, Finland was first out of 57 countries (and a few cities) in science. In the 2009 PISA scores released last year, the nation came in second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

Politico: U.S., China reach tech trade breakthrough
The U.S. and China have achieved a breakthrough that paves the way for countries to approve an expansion of the tariff-cutting Information Technology Agreement, which Beijing had blocked for more than a year.

Reuters: The takeaway from six years of economic troubles? Keynes was right.
Anatole Kaletsky: The main lesson is that government decisions on taxes and public spending have turned out to be more important as drivers of economic activity than the monetary experiments with zero interest rates and quantitative easing that have dominated media and market attention.

The Economist: Iran The revolution is over
Changes in Iran make a nuclear deal more likely?not this month, perhaps, but eventually. A better understanding of the country would help the talks reach a comprehensive settlement?or, at least, avoid a catastrophic collapse.

BBC: Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?
More than 80% of vehicles now use some form of electronic key fob or keyless ignitions, Avery says. In five years time there will be no new cars being produced that rely solely on a metal key, he predicts.

CBSNews: One age group much more likely to die from Ebola
Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common symptom when victims first seek care, and early help is crucial.

The Guardian: No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment
Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections. The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King's College London does away with fillings and instead encourages teeth to repair themselves.

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