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God Breathes New Life into Host Church Ahead of Florida Regional

When renovation was underway in the sanctuary.

By Carl Stagner

It’s been noisy, a bit dusty, and very busy in the halls, offices, classrooms, and sanctuary at Bayside Community Church. The Safety Harbor congregation is experiencing a season of expansion and growth, not due to, but rather evidenced by, the upgrades happening throughout their facility. Not exhibiting an “if-you-build-it-they-will-come” mentality, the congregation is intentionally seeking debt reduction and giving a portion to missions, all the while improving the appearance and functionality of the space God’s entrusted to them. So, while they’re certainly making final preparations to welcome a cross-section of the Movement to their home (September 25–26), the enhanced worship and meeting environment is a byproduct of the new life God is breathing in their midst. Continue reading

Building Hope: Constructing Homes for Poor Gives Church Heaven’s Perspective

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By Carl Stagner

They raise the funds themselves. Then they go out and build a house. They give the home to a needy family, debt-free. Then they do it again. Their work touches the lives of families in Guatemala, Mexico, and soon in the Dominican Republic and the United States. The first time Thursday Church of Vincennes, Indiana, built one of these homes, the new homeowners weren’t the only ones blessed. Since that day, Thursday Church has never been the same. Continue reading

Church Named ‘Heritage’ Looks Forward to a Blessed Past

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By Carl Stagner

“At Heritage Church of God we try to be the church of your fondest memories.” These words greet the visitor to the online home of Heritage Church of God, a thriving congregation in Maumee, Ohio. Without proper context, this goal of the church may confuse some—especially peers in the ministry. But the words that follow offer insight into this portion of the church’s vision. Continue reading