From Church Growth

Panama Missions 30-Year Anniversary Banquet Held

by Glenda Williams, (BNc) correspondent

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MONTGOMERY, Ala (BNC)  – The 30-year anniversary of Panama Missions banquet was held Saturday, April 12, at the University Church of Christ, Montgomery, AL. The four-hour affair was attended by approximately 160 people who came from as far away as Maryland, Colorado, Mississippi, and other surrounding states. Displays, videos, updates, an auction and a delicious meal were enjoyed by all present. Read more

Evangelism Board involves the congregation

by Ian Starrs

ABERDEEN, Scotland (BNc) – The congregation in Aberdeen has an Evangelism Board at the front of our building, which is just like an “Attendance & Contribution Record” board, but much larger. There is a short form to mark the numbers, anonymously. We track things like:

  • New Contacts Made
  • Hospital Visits
  • Members Visited
  • Bible Correspondence Courses
  • Placed Membership
  • Baptisms Read more

Catholic Priest obeys gospel

by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

GENEVA, Ala (BNc) — A former Catholic priest and his wife obeyed the gospel when Jerry Davidson took a team into the Amerindian Village of Moruca, June 18-July 9, 2012. The group  taught and baptized 21, saw two restored and one wedding. Team members were: Mike and Melissa Barnes, Jay Mikel, Opp, AL; Jerry Davidson, Hazel Rands, Summerdale, AL; Gene Johnson, Decatur, AL; David and Philena Paher, Flint, MI.

Aubrey Vincent LaCurz, former Roman Catholic Priest, wrote the following letter expressing his appreciation for being taught the truth of the gospel.

Dear Brother Jerry,

It is with gratitude and heartfelt thanksgiving to God that I pen these few words to you. Fifty four years ago I was born a Catholic. I was schooled in the best Catholic schools in Guyana. I attended the Catholic seminary and the best university in the West Indies. I was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 24, 1984. Among my former colleagues are Catholic bishops in the West Indies. Among them the bishop of Georgetown, Guyana, who was at Santa Rosa, Moruca the day I was baptized in the waters of the Moruca river. Read more

Spring Meadows sponsors online video series for teens

SPRING HILL, Tenn., (BNc) – This summer, a team of youth ministers from churches of Christ are releasing 12 HD video messages for churches to use and discuss together.

 #HASHTAG Youth Series: the online video series for teenagers, will be available online to families, groups, and churches around the world. Their goal is to be able to meet young people where they are – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and all the other places teenager spend their time online. Using these networks #HASHTAG will present different aspects of what Jesus has done, what Jesus is doing, and what Jesus will do, and why it matters for young people. Read more

The Lord’s church in Karur, South India

by Beth Johnson

KARUR, India, (BNc) — Brother S. Masilamani, a former Chennai Teacher Training School graduate, has a long history of dedicated work for the Lord, going many places to preach in spite of his heart problems, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

They have a new, although very small, meeting place that he and the brethren there have constructed since last year.  The city planners took away their last building to construct a new road. This is as near as he could get to the former location without paying a huge price for property.  Part of his original congregation had to meet on the opposite side of Karur.  His son George works with this second group. Read more