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We all struggle with bad habits; at home; at work; privately and publically.
Direction, not intention, determines destination.
As our plane gently nestled into the landing strip at Lourdes, we found ourselves surrounded by emerald green mountains, a fairytale village and smiling faces. Our earlier worries and fears lightened as we were greeted by the noble Knights and Dames of Malta on our journey of hope and faith.
This issue includes an interview with Alan Danielson, senior pastor, New Life Bible Church, Norman, OK. Also included is a story about a special needs ministry, as well as, special sections on giving and church construction.
Church attendance has increased and there’s a waiting list for preschool.
A Georgia church responds to the needs of its congregation by providing spaces designed for youth.
Kiosks don’t always fit the culture of the congregation, but online giving has a “up and to the right” trend line.
A fire rips through your facility just before the Christmas season.
St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield, IL, located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago, had a problem that many congregations are all too familiar with: The church and campus buildings had roofs that leaked and needed replacing. In the face of tough economic times, the congregation came up with a unique way to raise the funds. Their “Raise the Roof” campaign helped put a new roof over their heads and also got parishioners personally involved. St. Mary Immaculate Parish is a congregation of some 27,000 members in Plainfield, part of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet, IL. The church building opened in 1993 following a devastating tornado that hit the area in 1990, and other buildings followed as the church has grown during the past 20 years.