I was recently in a meeting where I was sharing about the importance of people being fully integrated into the church. Change in church culture begins with presence.

One parent of an adult son spoke up. I will paraphrase the person, but the comment was basically, "I want segregation! Segregation is the best thing for my son!" When I pushed back gently, the response was, "I want a place (referring to a segregated ministry that meets once a month on a week ni...

November 17, 2019

When you share Christ's love, when you share the Good News, it's like tossing a pebble in a pond. It ripples out - from one person to the next, one generation to another. Here's proof:

The Good Samaritan Church

Posted: 12 Nov 2018 08:55 AM PST

A religious leader was asked, What was the most important thing for a church to do?" 

He responded, "What do you think it is?" 

The questioner responded, "You should love the Lord you God with all your heart, soul and mind and you should love your neighbor as yourself." 

"That's correct! A church should reflect the commands of God."

The questioner responded "What does a church look like that loves its nei...

June 9, 2018

What do David’s Table, Young Life Capernaum, and E210, Rocky Creek Baptist Church and Pizza Inn have in common? They are all filled with folks who care. How do I know? I was there – at Pizza Inn on Woodruff on May 31- when the restaurant hosted a fundraiser for Rocky Creek Baptist. The workers were young people from David’s Table, YL Capernaum, and E210, all organizations that share Christ’s love with teens and young adults with disabilities. This eager tea...

June 1, 2018

In Scripture Matthew 8:2 is symbolic of the ultimate outcast: infected by a condition he did not seek, rejected by those he knew, avoided by people he did not know, condemned to a future he could not bear. And in the memory of each outcast must have been the day he was forced to face the truth: life would never be the same.

The banishing of a leper seems harsh, unnecessary. The Ancient East hasn’t been the only culture to isolate their wounded, however....

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