*Over the last two decades, Gospel singer Vicki Yohe has been at the forefront of the praise and worship music movement on the church circuit.
Billboard Magazine says of Yohe’s ministry, “For believers looking to loose themselves in a wonderful worship experience, this is the next best thing to being in a pew.”
Minister Nipples with today’s word.
*Most churches tell us that all our welcome in the house of the Lord.
But those of you who might be questionable or have a unique doctrine that you follow and want others to follow, stay at home and preach from your dining room table.
One woman’s ministry is going viral on YouTube. We’re not certain if she’s a minister, but this morning she had nearly 350,000 hits!
As soon as you see her, you’ll know why she’s so popular! But you’ll also quickly conclude that her core audience must be male.
The first words out of her mouth are:
“Thank you so much for tuning in today to the gospel from the stripper’s pole.”
*First lady Michelle Obama told those gathered at the annual conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church in Nashville, Tenn., last week, that what Christians do in the quieter moments of their lives is more important than just showing up for Sunday services once a week, says the Christian Post.
“Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal,” the first lady said to some 10,000 people. “It’s about what we do Monday through Saturday as well, especially in those quiet moments, when the spotlight is not on us, and we’re making those daily choices about how to live our lives.”
“We see that in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus didn’t limit his ministry to the four walls of the church,” she said. “He was out there fighting injustice and speaking truth to power every single day. He was out there spreading a message of grace and redemption to the least, the last, and the lost. And our charge is to find Him everywhere, every day by how we live our lives.”
Read the full story at ChristianPost.com.
*Urban Awareness USA, NCPG and its corporate sponsors are establishing a two-part ministry resource development program that provides live training and education to churches in nine cities.
These live educational events are designed to teach ministries exactly 1.) how to secure more funding from nongovernment funding sources for ministry, 2.) how to improve administrative operations of ministry and 3.) how to improve the overall effectiveness of ministry.
The program also provides technical assistance.
Mark Towell, creator of the program, is excited to get things going and knows through this innovative strategy.
“I’m always inspired when I meet pastors and church leaders that genuinely care about the people they serve. These folks work very hard to make a difference and they deserve the help this program provides. And I can’t say enough good things about the generous sponsors who have partnered with us to make all this possible…It’s truly a blessing to work with good people who believe in the importance of giving back.”
All the events are open to the public and will take place in cities across the country. Participants will have the opportunity to also learn grant writing, ministry fund development and ministry administration.
For more information, visit www.ministryresourceconference.org.
*Charred pages from hymn books nestle in the grass around the burned shell of what once was the century-old Branches United Methodist Mission in Florida City.
Fire investigators now suspect arson in the devastating early morning blaze on May 24 — Pentecost Sunday — that destroyed the church sanctuary and adjacent playground.
But the emotional toll on visitors’ faces — even as everyone vowed to rebuild — tells the real story.
Eddie Velez, 25, doesn’t look like a man who cries, but on this day, as the smell of burned wood and brush still permeates the air, he has to catch himself.
“It’s sad to walk by and see this,” he says, clutching a scrap of burned paper. “I’m so used to see this as a happy place — the kids here playing. It’s tough. Give me a second.”
Read the full article here