Michael’s Christmas Wish
Michael looked up and asked, “Can we play outside?” It was a cold October morning, but John, his Kids Hope mentor, said, “Sure, in just a moment after we finish the story we are reading.” On the way to the school playground, they enjoyed a conversation about foods they liked. Michael likes donuts and Halloween …
CARES Act Opportunities to Maximize Your Giving in 2021
We are thankful for every CityChurch Network partner. Your generosity and prayers are already making a great impact in Central Arkansas, uniting churches through Extraordinary Prayer, Trained Leaders, and Collective Impact. Working together we can imagine a flourishing city (Isaiah 65:17-25) where children are thriving, there’s economic opportunity for all, people feel safe and secure, …
Hope for Racial Healing – An Interview with Pastor Harold Nash
My wife and I have been on this journey of building unity with brothers and sisters of every race since the 1980s. God has helped us to understand His teachings in the word regarding race and has allowed us to grow and apply His teachings in how we live our lives. For us, the gospel of Jesus Christ is first and foremost. If the gospel is first and foremost for us, then how we live toward others who are not the same race as we are will be influenced by the gospel of grace.
Five Ways Seeking the Welfare of the City Will Help Your Church Grow (Part 2) – Extraordinary Prayer
Robert Bakke writes in The Power of Extraordinary Prayer, “there are times and moments in history that call out for extraordinary prayer—prayer that is above and beyond normal requirements. Pentecost was such a time, as was Acts 4 when Peter and John were arrested, the arrest and miraculous release of Peter in Acts 12, and the commissioning …
Celebrating Black History Month
Many recognize the names Harriot Tubman and Sojourner Truth. But what about Thomas Dorsey? In his post, 10 African American Church Leaders Who Shaped Christianity in America, in ShareFaith Magazine, Zack Kincade writes, Born the son of a Baptist minister and a music teacher in Georgia, he knew both faith and song from an early age. The family moved …
An Invitation to the 2020 Little Rock Congregational Study
“We have learned that when congregations serve the community, it creates a culture of service that also leads members to serve in their own places of worship,” In addition Glazier said. “We have learned that growing congregations are significantly more likely to be led by clergy who are engaged in the community.”
A Call to Hope-Filled Action
We grieve for the family of George Floyd who was unjustly killed by a white police officer while other officers stood by. We grieve with our friends, brothers, and sisters of color who have long endured the injustice of racism that has taken the lives of their sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers. . . . We also grieve for the deep divisions in our country that have left many discouraged that any real change could be possible. Though we grieve, we have hope.
Prayer Summits – A Personal Reflection by Pastor Harry Li
I would not have made it through 16.5 years of urban ministry were it not for the encouragement that I’ve received from both the power of prayer and the deep fellowship I’ve experienced at these summits.
Baseball, Acts, and a Special Friend
As a middle infielder, and every other position, I faced the batter but now I faced the field, I faced my teammates. For me, changing to catcher gave me a completely different outlook of the game of baseball. It was crazy. A whole new way to see the game was opened up to me.