Ministry in a box

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One of the first times I confessed that I thought I was called to use words to glorify and serve God working in Christian publishing, one of the teachers at my Christian school told me, “Save that for the lost.”

That was a devastating blow. I did surrender to ministry as a young teenager. I remember feeling compelled to give my whole life, including my career, to my Savior. Although an imperfect person, I strove to live each day considering my calling, striving to make my life count for more. This was all I wanted. Continue reading “Ministry in a box”

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Ashland church tills garden as community ministry

Originally published in Western Recorder – http://www.westernrecorder.org/1137.article

Ashland—Central Baptist Church’s new ministry center, Hope Central, has begun ministering to those in need in its surrounding community in a unique way.

The church looked at the neighborhood and wanted to do something more, something different than they have done in the past. They saw that by-and-large their community had needs, and they wanted to do more than meet “immediate needs,” said children’s minister and pastor’s wife Renee Parsons. Continue reading “Ashland church tills garden as community ministry”