Author: April Betner

The Church of the Good Shepherd Starts Awana

CHERRY HILL, NJ – One of our South Jersey churches has begun a new endeavor that caught my attention. The Church of the Good Shepherd, Cherry Hill, NJ is preparing to launch a new ministry called “AWANA.” AWANA is a para-church organization that aims to partner with churches in an attempt to minister and share the Gospel to children and teenagers. It stands for “Approved Workmen Are Never Ashamed” and its major goal is to set a foundation in for students so that they are never ashamed of God and His work.  I remember attending AWANA ministry at a...

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BRN Philly Town Hall Meeting: Why Are Blacks Staying in the SBC?

PHILADELPHIA – Come hear a discussion centered on the recent McKissick SBC resolution and the questions raised by it. This town hall-style event is open to SBC pastors and laypersons. Wednesday, August 9 7:00P.M. @ Great Commission Church 2043 Eastburn Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19138 Panelists: Pastor Hal Hopkins and Pastor Larry Anderson, Jr. Moderator: Pastor Kyle...

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On Mission in Spain

WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ – Min. Brian Nelson, a minister at The Lifehouse Church in Wrightstown, NJ,  recently went on a missions trip with Push the Rock, a global ministry that uses sports to impact the world for Jesus. All over the world, they use sports such as basketball camps and clinics as an outreach tool to help churches there get children and families—to witness the Gospel, to share faith. There is a need for evangelism and missions in Spain. It is reported that under 1% of the people in Spain are Christians. Spain was on Push the Rock’s radar for...

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