by Grady Miller
COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., (BNc) – Leaders in American Indian evangelism and mission work traveled to Colorado Springs for the 29th Annual American Indian Missions Seminar on Aug. 3-4, and compared notes regarding their rewards and challenges.
Speakers included evangelists Ben Begay, Phillip James, and Dr. Bruce Terry. Brother Begay is a Native American of the Navajo Tribe and has preached at the Many Farms congregation since 1991. Phillip James is also of the Navajo Tribe and currently preaches at the Hogback church, but has served at Kinlichee, Ariz., Many Farms, Ariz., Fort Defiance, Ariz., and Crown Point, Ariz., as a Navajo evangelist since 1987. Dr. Terry served as a missionary among the Navajos at Montezuma Creek, Utah, from 1979 to 1985. He was missionary–in–residence at Abilene Christian University from 1994 to 1998, and now serves on the faculty of Ohio Valley University. Continue reading
DENVER, Colo. (BNc) – Jon Warnes believes you can learn 100 Bible verses in 100 days. Over 1,500 people who have signed up to his program agree with him.
Jon began today a 100-day program of Bible memorization, using an event page on Facebook. The program will go through Sept. 5.
Jon will be listing the verses on a weekly basis on the event page and putting verses from previous weeks on his weblog. Continue reading
by Matthew Morine, pulpit minister with the Castle Rock, Colo., church
Republished, with permission, from his weblog.
An elder was in my office yesterday, and we got to talking about lectureships.
This elder is highly connected in the church, and he goes to various lectureships each year. He was talking about how the numbers are down in some of the lectureships across the brotherhood. He made the comment, “It is more for old people now.”
This is not always true, I still like attending lectures, but the point is still true in general.
So if lectureships are not working, what will work with young people or young ministers? Continue reading
by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
GENEVA, Alabama (BNc) — The sixth annual preacher’s conference was held in Vyatskiye, Polyany, Russia, September 27-30, 2010. Charles Williams, minister of the New Union church of Christ, Manchester, TN spoke at the four-day conference. This was the third conference in which he has participated. Continue reading
by Neal Pollard, lectureship director
DENVER, Colo. (BNc) – Twenty-three speakers from across the brotherhood converged on Denver Sept. 23-26, for the annual Bear Valley Lectures.
For many years, the lecture program was essentially a homecoming for alumni. However, in the past few years, the attempt has been made to broaden its scope.
Last year, those efforts included the school’s first ever lectureship book.
This year, an alumni kick-off event, a golf outing, and a much more comprehensive advertising campaign seem to have contributed to a big boost in attendance. Continue reading
by Barbara A. Oliver, managing editor
MEEKER, Colo. (BNc) — The progress of the Paul Martin family can be followed at The Martin Box. The family asks that you continue to keep them in your prayers.
Instead of flowers for their son, Stone, a fund has been set up at:
- First National Bank of the Rockies, P.O. Box 600, Meeker, CO 81641
- Memphis School of Preaching, 3950 Forest Hill-Irene Rd., Memphis, TN 38125
Cards can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 125, Meeker, CO 81641.
by Greg Howell, elder, Cordova, Tenn., church
MEEKER, Colo. (BNc) — Vanessa Martin and her children, Stone and Alana, were involved in a very serious car accident Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, in Meeker, Colo.
Vanessa is the daughter-in-law of Cordova church minister Jerry Martin. Paul and Vanessa Martin work with the Meeker church, a small mission congregation in central Colorado.
Stone was airlifted to Grand Junction with his father Paul by his side. Ten-year-old Stone passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 20. Continue reading
The tornado that hit Windsor, Colo., Thursday caused damage to the church building and has made it unsafe for the congregation there to meet. Continue reading