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Delaware Church Strategy: Surprising the World with God’s Love

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By Carl Stagner

After forty-seven years shepherding the flock at New Community Church of God in Wilmington, Delaware, Pastor Edward Cross has made more than a few observations about the surrounding culture. For example, there’s a prevailing suspicion that nothing’s ever really free, and if you’ve got something to offer, you must want something in return. But by building authentic relationships in the community, not just hosting events and doing more programs, the Delaware congregation is catching a few people off guard—in a good way! They’re demonstrating that they really do care, surprising the world with God’s love. Continue reading

Where Everybody Knows Your Name (and His!)

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By Carl Stagner

Sometimes smaller churches feel like they serve in the shadow of the larger churches around them. But not Washington Avenue Church of God in St. Joseph, Michigan. According to their pastor, Washington Avenue is an intimate community where everybody knows your name. But not just your name. To the post-millennial generation surrounding the church, the name of Jesus Christ is largely unknown. But when these young people walk through the doors of their neighborhood church, they discover the God behind what they’d thought was just an expletive. Continue reading

Missions for a New Generation

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By Kathi Sellers

God is raising up an amazing generation of global Christians! Millennials who catch a passion for God’s heart for the world are finding their place in serving the global community. During NAC 2012, Global Missions will be hosting “One World, One Mission: Missions for a New Generation” on Saturday, June 23, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM, in the Newberry Room at Park Place Church of God. Continue reading