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The whole Church taking the whole gospel to the whole nation - and to the world.
Many from varying denominations and walks of life came together for the ninth annual Prayer Walk Across Aurora for National Day of Prayer in Aurora, Ill.
FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Jesus said, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength... and ...Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:30-31)
These are the "bottom line" of the commandments of Jesus. Any one of us who is serious about following Jesus as our Savior and Lord must give attention to these commands not just intellectually, but actually. We should be living them out daily in the conduct of our lives. Read More
MAC to Launch YouTube Channel at Denver 2012
The Mission America Coalition (MAC) is planning to launch a YouTube channel in October at the Denver 2012 MAC Leadership Consultation. Content on the channel will demonstrate the power of community ministry related to prayer, care outreach, and evangelism - the "prayer-care-share" approach that MAC encourages. In preparation for the launch, MAC invites readers to submit video clips about or links to prayer-care-share efforts in their communities. Appropriate submissions may include testimonies from recipients of these efforts or reactions from community members, reports from events and prayer walks, stories of care events for schools or the community, teaching how to share one's faith, and similar content. Videos may be home or ministry made.
One example that demonstrates the content MAC is seeking came from Cranston Christian Fellowship, one of the partner churches in Love RI. They hosted a neighborhood cleanup called Project Care! View it here.
Send your video submission or link to email@example.com.
Special Cityreaching Teleconference: National Diaspora Network
June 14, 11:00am - Noon (CDT)
The Mission America Coalition emerged from last year's leadership consultation, Orlando 2011, with a vision to expand a diaspora focus in its cityreaching/community transformation efforts. Recently MAC participated with the Ethnic America Summit and hosted a seminar track entitled "Researching and Reaching with and among the Diaspora in U.S. and global cities." As we look toward this year's leadership consultation, Denver 2012, October 29-31, we want to continue this conversation and begin to answer the question of how we can serve better together with the diaspora to reach the diaspora with the gospel in our cities. To participate, call 712-432-0950 and use the passcode: 810219#. Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your participation on the call.
Fox Valley Christians Walk and Pray
On the National Day of Prayer, churches from Aurora, Ill. in the Fox Valley LC2C region, joined for the 9th annual Prayer Walk Across Aurora. The 10-mile walk spanned the entire city with stops at many public locations for prayer. Participants represented a denominationally, as well as ethnically and racially, diverse group. Pastor Randy Schoof, event cofounder of the event said the annual prayer walk has had a positive effect on the city. Citing one example, Schoof said homicides have significantly diminished in the area in the last five years. Read the Fox Valley report.
Thomasville Christians Reach Out on Day of Prayer
During the week of the National Day of Prayer (NDP), Christians in Thomasville, Ga. reached out to the community with two events. Pastors and business leaders with Community Transformation Inc. sponsored a public prayer service on the 21st Annual Thomas County National Day of Prayer. Prior to the larger service, smaller groups assembled for topical prayer services at locations around the city. That same weekend, Inside Out Nation hosted a two-night free event of music, worship, teaching, and prayer. Inside Out is a nationwide ministry that helps young people in small towns become passionate about Jesus, understand who they are in Christ, and come together in unity. Thomasville is a Loving Our Communities to Christ partner city.
All Night Vigil Marks Day of Prayer in Idaho
Christians in Boise, Idaho gathered on the steps of the capitol to read through the New Testament and pray in an all-night vigil the night before the National Day of Prayer (NDP). Deborah Crosby, NDP state coordinator, said there were events all over the state, on city hall steps, at parks, and at churches, including a noon rally on the capitol steps. Boise is is a Loving Our Communities to Christ partner city.
Nashville Celebrates Day of Prayer with Culturally Diverse Services
More than 150 people gathered at 6:30 a.m. on the National Day of Prayer at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel to kick off the day with a first-time breakfast event. Prayers focused on the nation and the Nashville community. Festivities continued at midday at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza with the annual prayer service. Despite drizzly weather, a reported 250 people gathered outside the arena. Organizers of both events worked to create culturally diverse services and include an array of Christian denominations, and the midday event closed with a multilingual prayer.
The Day of Prayer for Jerusalem Raises Global Awareness
October 7, Worldwide
On October 7, people at sites all over the world will join in pray on The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem (DPPJ). The purpose of the prayer day, an initiative by Eagles' Wings, is to raise global awareness and intercede for God's purposes in Israel. Churches and individuals can sign a prayer resolution on the DPPJ website and watch a video about the event.
Birmingham Volunteers to Show Love with Foot Washing
In July, Mission Birmingham Transformation Strategies (MBTS), will partner with multiple organizations to show love to underprivileged children of Birmingham. Samaritan's Feet, the Birmingham school system, the housing authority, the Department of Youth Services, and a cross-denominational group of church volunteers, will provide students with basic needs for the first day of school. About 4000 children in need will receive shoes, socks, three uniforms, a raincoat, a book-bag and supplies at 14 sites around the city. Volunteers will wash the feet of every child, ask them about their dreams, their hurt and pain, and then share hope and encouragement with each one.
Love Elgin Day Draws Hundreds for Free Food, Clothing, Counseling
In April, volunteers in Elgin, Ill., from more than two dozen churches collaborated at four host church sites in a project called Love Elgin. People from the community visited the sites to receive prayer, food, clothing, medical services, haircuts, manicures, bike repairs, legal counsel, hear the gospel, and more. A reported 1300 people registered for services. Approximately 400 adults and teens set aside denominational differences to volunteer for the event to serve the community. A follow-up Love Elgin project is planned for fall. See video.
Churches Invited to Help Curb Malaria
Churches around the country are invited to partner with World Vision to host "Malaria Sunday," when worshippers raise money to go toward mosquito nets. Malaria is the leading cause of death for African children under the age of five, but a six-dollar bed net can prevent children from succumbing to the deadly disease. Churches designate the Sunday of their choice and the World Vision website has planning resources and information on purchasing nets.
Growing Number Find Jesus through BGEA Website
Since the launch of the website PeaceWithGod.net a year ago, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's (BGEA) new Internet evangelism tool, 1.9 million people have visited the website with more than 332,000 making decisions for Christ. PeaceWithGod.net is operated by BGEA in partnership with Jesus.net, an international network of more than 40 partners collaborating to make disciples of Christ through Internet websites and online tools.
Global Media Outreach Reports 19 Million Decisions for Christ This Year
Global Media Outreach, a network of more than 100 global evangelistic websites, reports that commitments to Christ through their network have doubled in the last year, something for which its leaders prayed specifically. They estimate 19 million people will have visited the websites and made commitments to Christ this past year. Leaders continue to pray for twice as many people to find Christ in this next year.
MAC to Host Monthly Evangelism Leaders Conference Call
June 28, 10 AM (CST)
The next Mission American Coalition Evangelism Leaders conference call will be Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m. (CST). The call-in number is 712-451-6000 and enter passcode 268855# when prompted.
The podcast of the April conference call, with guest Jess Rainer, son of and co-author with Thom Rainer of LifeWay Resources and Research, is now online. The call covered 21st Century Evangelism: Reaching the Millennial Generation.
Dr. John Fuder, Guest for June Cityreaching Teleconference
June 21, 10 a.m. CDT
The next monthly cityreaching conference call will have guest Dr. John Fuder, Author and Director of Justice and Compassion Ministries of Re: source Global. Fuder's website is http://docfuder.tumblr.com. Join the conversation June 21 at 10 a.m. CDT by calling (712) 432-0075 . When prompted, enter code 9310472#. For more info, email@example.com.
Moms in Prayer International to Sponsor Worldwide Bless Our Schools Sunday
September 16, Worldwide
Moms in Prayer International will sponsor the third annual Bless Our Schools Sunday, September 16, 2012. This event, held annually on the third Sunday of September, is a time for churches around the world to pray for the students, teachers, and school staff in their own congregations. The website has downloadable posters, flyers, and ideas to help churches participate.
CCDA National Conference to Focus on Reconciliation
Sept. 26-30, Twin Cities
At last year's Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) National Conference, Board Member Richard Twiss, a member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, presented the painful history of Native North Americans. This September, the theme for the CCDA National Conference in the Twin Cities builds on Twiss' subject matter by helping participants learn from one another how to be better reconcilers, and to bridge divisions of personality, politics, class, race, culture, nationality, gender and theology.
PK Leader Facilitates Reconciliation in Florida
Dr. Raleigh Washington, Florida native and president and CEO of Promise Keepers, said the timing of a Promise Keepers gathering in Orlando in April was no coincidence. Speaking of the community split by controversy over the Trayvon Martin killing, Washington said, "We are called to be ministers of reconciliation here." An arrest in the case came the same week he was set to facilitate a series of meetings aimed at rebuilding relationships between pastors and community in Sanford, Fla. Dr. Washington, who is author of Breaking Down Walls: A Model for Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife, urged pastors to commit to relationships in order to survive the inevitable conflicts in the future.
David Bryant Invites Leaders to Christology Intensives
David Bryant of Proclaim Hope! invites leaders to host free 48-hour intensives called The Christ Institutes (TCI). The seminar, taught by Bryant is an opportunity to help ministries cultivate a vision of the majesty, vastness, and supremacy of Jesus Christ. Bryant offers the seminar at no cost to groups of clergy or lay leaders of any size who host intensives between September 15 and December 31.
Tools for Accelerating Evangelism
Podcasts on Evangelism Available Online
- 2012 Evangelical Leaders Forum, Minneapolis, Compassion International President Wess Stafford speaks on ten leadership lessons he has learned in his lifetime of serving people in poverty. Listen.
- Coming Together 2012, Opening Session, Mark DeYmaz (pastor of Mosaic Church in Little Rock) speaks on building a healthy multi-ethnic church. Listen.
Apologetics Training for Outreach
Internet Evangelism Day has training resources for the defense and rational justification of Christianity that will help Christians prepare to respond to questions and debate issues. These apologetic methods are changing and becoming more relational and story-driven in the digital communication culture.
Four New Videos on Global Day for Creation Care
Video broadcasts of the Global Day of Prayer for Creation Care 2012 have been uploaded to the Pray! Network website. Speakers include Victor Mughogho, Chris Wright, Leith Anderson, and Lon Allison. Access to the videos requires creation of a free user account.
NetCasters Free Electronic Book Download
The book NetCasters: Using the Internet to Make Fishers of Men is available as a free download for a limited time. Author Craig Von Buseck presents an overview into the vast and growing potential of digital media to share the good news of Jesus. Includes interviews and case studies to help readers understand the nature of the new media and how to use it effectively.
FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Jesus said, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength... and ...Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:30-31)
These are the "bottom line" of the commandments of Jesus. Any one of us who is serious about following Jesus as our Savior and Lord must give attention to these commands not just intellectually, but actually. We should be living them out daily in the conduct of our lives.
As you may have discovered, this is not as simple or as easy as it first appears. In fact, in a human sense, it is not possible. We can not do it well in our own strength. We need the help of our Lord. He is ready to empower us to love Him and to love others if we only ask Him. In fact, love is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit that flows from our lives when we are filled and in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-25)
That wonderful quality of selfless love is available to all of us – and it will be our major focus as we gather October 29-31 for Denver 2012, The Mission America annual leadership consultation. Please give prayerful consideration to sharing with us in this very significant meeting. For more details, go to our website at www.missionamerica.org. We pray that you will join us!
Prayerfully and expectantly,
Evangelism Research and Cultural Trends
Belief in God is highest among older people and increases with age, perhaps due to the growing realization that death is coming closer, reports Univ. of Chicago researchers. Summarizing data from surveys performed in 1991, 1998, and 2008 in 30 countries, the study found, on average, 43% of those 68 and older were certain God exists. By comparison, an average of 23% of people 27 and younger were firm believers in God. Over the past 20 years, belief in God has decreased in most countries, but the declines were modest. Israel, Slovenia, and Russia were 3 exceptions where belief in God had grown. Belief was highest in strongly Catholic countries such as the Philippines, at 94%, and lowest in Western Europe, with only 13% of former East Germans believers. In the U.S., 81% of people surveyed said they had always believed in God, and 68% support the concept that God is concerned with people in a personal way. (Reuters, Church Report 4/20/12)
Young Millennials Reject Religion
Findings of the Millennial Values Survey indicate many of the youngest Millennials are leaving their childhood faith and ending up mostly unaffiliated. Many 18- to 24-year-old Americans are rejecting religious doctrine and orthodoxy in general. Around one quarter don't identify with any religion, more than twice the 11% raised in households without any particular faith. (Church Report 4/30/12)
Millennials just aren't kids anymore If they are no longer the youth population, what do we call the new generation of youth? Enter the Pluralist Generation. The oldest Plural is 14, turning 15 in 2012. The youngest is a newborn. Plurals are America's last generation to have a Caucasian majority, and based on immigration projections, they will also be America's first generation to be pluralistic, or have no majority race. In 2019, less than 50% of live U.S. births will be Caucasian. In just 30 years, our entire population will be less than 50% Caucasian. They are being raised in the environment of change and, in their 30s and early 40s, they will be the ones managing the transition into a truly pluralistic society. The consumer-centric Internet is all they will ever know. Their definition of marriage and family will differ. They are being raised by Xers, not Boomers. Without question that is going to create children who see the world differently. Begin to get to know them now in order to successfully serve them tomorrow. (Engage Gen-Y 5/4/12)
Millennials enrolled in religious colleges are just as likely to leave the religious affiliation of their childhood as students enrolled at public universities, finds the 2012 Millennial Values Survey. "Among Millennials who have attended or are attending a religiously-affiliated college or university, only 5% were raised unaffiliated and 16% currently describe themselves as unaffiliated," said Public Religion Research Institute CEO Dr. Robert P. Jones. Among Millennial's, 11% were reared in unaffiliated households yet 25% are unaffiliated today. Catholics saw the greatest loss, from 28% in childhood to 20% today. Overall, college-age Millennials are more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated. They also hold less orthodox religious beliefs; 23% believe the Bible is the word of God and should be understood literally, 26% believe it is the word of God but not all of it should be taken literally, and 37% believe it is written by men and is not the word of God. (Christian Post 4/20/12)
A decennial census of U.S. religions in America by the Assoc. of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies shows a dramatic increase in the number of Mormons and Muslims, a modest increase in the number of evangelical Protestants, and a drop in the number of Catholics and mainline Protestants. Muslims saw the greatest growth rate (66.7%) since 2000. Mormons were next (45.5%), followed by evangelical Protestants (1.7%). The number of Catholics decreased by 5% while mainline Protestants decreased by 12.8%. Nondenominational and independent churches combined are now the largest faith group with over 12 million adherents, according to the report. While evangelical Protestants and Mormons saw their greatest growth in large metro areas, Muslims grew at a faster rate outside of the major metro areas. In the 2000 census, at least one non-Christian religious congregation was found in 21% of America's counties vs. 31% in 2010, a nearly 50% increase. (Christian Post 5/2/12)
Highly Religious People are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than atheists, agnostics, and less religious people, according to a new study by MedicalXpress. The study found people who were less religious were driven to be more generous when they saw people suffering. UC Berkeley's Robb Willer, a social psychologist and co-author of the study, said people who are more religious "ground their generosity less in emotion and more in other factors such as doctrine, a communal identity, or reputational concerns." For less religious people, "the strength of their emotional connection to another person is critical to whether they will help that person or not." (Church Report 5/2/12)
Internet for Religious
Purposes Among American adults who use the Internet, 44% use it for religious purposes, according to a new study. This is particularly common among younger Americans. There is tremendous diversity in how the Internet is used for spiritual purposes, including interacting with religious leaders on social media, visiting church websites, going online for religious instruction, reading religious blogs, and numerous other methods. More
Largest Christian Populations
The 10 nations with the largest population of Christians are Congo (95.7%), Mexico (95%), Philippines (93.1%), Brazil (90.2%), USA (79.5%), Russia (73.6%), Germany (70.8%), Ethiopia (63.4%), and Nigeria (50.8%). (Pew Forum on Religion & Life 2010 Global Christianity report)
Christianity is presently the most persecuted religion on earth, according to analysis of Pew Research data by Open Doors. From the research, Dr. Carl Moeller concludes about 70% of the world's population lives in a religiously intolerant environment. 32% of the world's population experienced a rise in religious hostility either at the social or government level in recent years, fueled by illiteracy and some cases poverty, most notably in Islamic societies where an intentional misrepresentation of other faiths is primary. (Christian Post 5/5/12)
Proud New Dads
While moms used to be the social network standard-bearer of the family, fathers (particularly first-time ones) are engaging in the same types of social media activities new moms enjoy, finds a new Edelman and The Parenting Group survey. 42% of new U.S. dads who use social networks write family-related status updates on a daily basis. Plus, 56% of new dads post family photos at least a few times a week while 21% post family-related videos. (eMarketer 4/5/12)
More Multi-Generational Households
The number of Americans living in multi-generational households has been increasing steadily since 1980. During the recent recession, 12/07 to 6/09, the number of Americans living in multi-generational households rose from 46.5 million to 51.4 million, the largest increase in modern history. By 2009, 21% of 25 to 34s were living in multi-generational households, and the share had crept up 21.6% by the end of 2010. Among the total population, 17.5% were living in multi-generational households in 2010 vs. 15.2% in 2006. (Center for Media Research Brief 4/6/12)
A new Pew Research survey of U.S. adults 18 to 34 finds 24% moved back in with their parents in recent years due to economic conditions. 40% of 18 to 24s currently live with their parents. Most say they did not move back home because of the economy because many never moved out in the first place. 25% say it was good for their relationship, 24% say it was bad, and 50% say it's made no difference. Only 12% of 25 to 34s currently live with their parents, but another 17% say they have moved back home temporarily due to economic conditions. (Center for Media Research Brief 4/6/12)
Cohabitation Increases Divorce
Recent studies indicate a causal relationship between the rise in divorce that has accompanied the rise in cohabitation. Drawing from research and experience working with young adults, researchers argue there is actually something internal to the practice of living together that can put a future marriage on shaky grounds. The decision to live together is often one that couples "slide" into simply because it is economical or convenient. After moving in, they feel "locked in" because of all the entanglements of living together. Founding relationships on convenience or ambiguity can interfere with the process of claiming the people we love. Studies also reveal men and women tend to go into a cohabiting situation with different mentalities with women seeing it as a "step towards marriage" and men often viewing it as "a way to test a relationship or postpone commitment." This gender asymmetry is associated with negative interactions and lower levels of commitment even after the relationship progresses to marriage. (NY Times 4/19/12)
A Montclair Univ. new study finds an abstinence education works. Researchers observed 1,100 9th graders in Georgia who used the Choosing the Best (CTB) curriculum in 2009–10 and data demonstrated significant impact of CTB at the end of 9th grade on commitment to abstinence, pro-abstinence beliefs and attitudes, intentions to maintain abstinence, and at the beginning of 10th grade on pro-abstinence attitudes. CTB has been used by more than three million middle and high school students in 48 states since 1993. (LifeSite News 4/4/12)
The Teenage Birth Rate in the U.S. has fallen to the lowest level since 1946, according to the latest data from National Center for Health Statistics. In 2010, babies born to women 15 to 19 numbered 367,752 vs. 409,802 in 2009. Teen pregnancy numbers began to drop when abstinence education became a national movement influencing teenagers and governmental leaders. (Baptist Press 4/19/12)
Population Tipping Point
The Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the U.S. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for just 49.6% of all births between 7/11 and 7/12. During the same period minorities (including Hispanics, blacks, Asians and mixed race) reached 50.4%, representing a majority for the first time in the country's history. (NY Times 5/17/12)
A survey by Baylor Univ. reported 12% of Americans spend $50 or more a month on religious products, and another 11% spend between $25 and $29 per month. (Foster Network 5/12)
Christian Women are generous with their time and money, according to the recent Women Doing Well survey. Median giving among respondents was 10% of annual income vs. just 2.5%–3% among all U.S. households. An impressive13% gave 20% or more annually to charity. 93% had volunteered in the past 12 months vs. the national average of 26.3%. (Directions in Women's Giving 2012, Amy L. Sherman, Women Doing Well, 2012)
Boomers Paying for Parents & Kids Boomers are helping to pay grocery, medical, and utility bills for their aging parents, plus many are also chipping in for everything from car insurance to rent payments for adult kids they thought flew the nest. This is creating uncertainty their own financial well-being, according to Ameriprise Financial's study, titled Money Across Generations. (MSNBC.com, 5/07/12)
Degree but Jobless
A new AP study reveals 1 in 2 college grads is jobless or under-employed and burdened with big student loans. A new Generation Opportunity study showed 77% of 18–29s either have or will delay a major life change or purchase for economic reasons. (Charisma News 4/27/12)
Rise in Internships
People and Transitions:
Due to the worst job market in decades, many college grads are turning to unpaid internships to try to get a foot in an employer's door. While unpaid post-college internships have long existed in the film and nonprofit worlds, they have recently spread to fashion houses, book and magazine publishers, marketing companies, public relations firms, art galleries, talent agencies, and even to some law firms. While many internships provide valuable experience, some unpaid interns complain they do menial work and learn little. The Labor Dept. says if employers do not want to pay their interns, the internships must resemble vocational education, the interns must work under close supervision, their work cannot be used as a substitute for regular employees, and their work cannot be of immediate benefit to the employer. (NY Times 5/6/12)
- Robert E. "Bob" Whitaker Sr., 83, Whitaker House/ Anchor Distributors founder and president, died 5/3/12.
- 94% of all U.S. churches have fewer than 500 weekly worshipers.
- 86% of American adults believe Jesus Christ was a real person who walked this earth 2,000 years ago.
- 77% of U.S. adults believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
- While 58% of churches view their websites as tools for outreach, only 29% utilize them to reach their members.
- The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reports 2.2 billion people of all ages worldwide self-identify as Christians.
- 34% of religious Americans are involved with charitable or volunteer organizations vs. 15% of non-religious people.
- 44% of U.S. adults do not belong to the same faith as when they were children.
- 68% of American adults favor federal government recognition of the National Day of Prayer.
- Gallup classifies 40% of Americans nationwide as very religious.
- Gallup reports 32% of Americans are nonreligious.
- Gallup finds 28% of Americans are moderately religious.
- 127,000 missionaries were sent from the U.S. in 2010 while 32,400 were sent to the U.S. in the same year.
- 70% of Americans consider Easter to be a religious celebration.
- One-third of U.S. working women are their family's breadwinner.
- Since 1960, the median age for marriage for young women has risen from 20 to 27.
- 1 in every 8 American children is born premature.
- Nearly a third of all Americans 65 and older live alone, and by their 80s more than half of women do.
- 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's or dementia.
- 13.5% of Americans 65-plus relied solely on Social Security income in 2010.
- The number of 50-plus unemployed for 6 months or longer spiked from 325,000 in 2007 to 1.8 million in 2011.
- 42% of older jobless workers in the U.S. were unemployed for more than a year during 2011.
- Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030.
- Just 44% (a new low) of U.S. adults expect the nation's economy to grow stronger in the next 5 years.
- 77% of Americans support a ban on sex-selective abortion.
- Autism now afflicts more than 1 million, or more than 1 in every 88 children in the U.S.
- The average cost for a basic funeral in the U.S. in '09 was $6,560.
- Amazon controls about 60% of the U.S. e-book market.
- 80% of YA readers prefer physical books, according to Thomas Nelson research.
- 80% of students say they need financial education while only 20% of teachers feel comfortable teaching it.
- 20.3 million children in the U.S. live with only one parent.
- In 2011, Americans spent $2.7 billion on dolls, up 7% from 2010.
- 65% of Americans 65 and older say they feel younger than their age.
- The heaviest social media users are those 12–24 years old.
- For every dollar that U.S. newspapers gained online last year, they lost $10 in print advertising revenue.
- Millennial dads have more online friends than millennial moms.
News and Trends information compiled and edited by Gary Foster, President of Gary D Foster Consulting, a firm that assists Christian ministries and product companies in solving management, marketing, donor/customer service and product development problems. Contact Gary at: 419.238.4082, GFosterCns@rmi.net or go to www.GaryDFoster.com.
Please submit your events and activities that are open for participation from the whole Church by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biola University Digital Ministry Conference
June 5-7, La Mirada, Calif.
MAC Monthly Evangelism Leaders Conference Call
PEN Evangelism Training - Bangor, Maine
4 to 14 Window North American Regional Summit - Colorado
July 30 - August 2, 2012
Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit
August 9-10, Barrington, Ill and Nationwide
National Back To Church Sunday - Nationwide
Sept. 16, 2012
Bless Our Schools Sunday
September 16, 2012
Christian Community Development Conference - Twin Cities, Minn.
September 26-30, 2012
Movement Day 2012
The Day of Prayer for Peace of Jerusalem
October 7, Worldwide
NACSW Convention for Social Workers – St. Louis, Mo.
Mission America Coalition/U.S. Lausanne Committee National Leadership Consultation
October 29-31, 2012, Denver
Urbana 12 – Intervarsity Student Missions Conference
December 27-31, St. Louis
Shift Conference (Marriage and Family)
June 18-21, 2013, Dallas, TX
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