Compiled by Jim Nieman and Chris Moon
The COVID-19 outbreak forced the rescheduling of the 2020 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. The event, originally set for March 20, 21, has been rescheduled for Sept. 11, 12. The location—Johnson University Tennessee in Knoxville—has not changed.
The theme “Politics and the Stone-Campbell Movement” will be developed by the originally scheduled speakers: Shaun Casey, director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and Public Affairs and professor in Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service; Jess Hale, attorney with the Tennessee General Assembly; and Richard Cherok, professor of history with Ozark Christian College.
Stone-Campbell Journal editor William R. Baker anticipates there will be new opportunities for individuals to present parallel papers. Learn more here. (Also, see our original story about the 2020 SCJ Conference at ChristianStandard.com.)
Event registration will soon be available at stone-campbelljournal.com.
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About two dozen members of Eagle Christian Church in Idaho have created masks for hospital and healthcare providers, among others, in the Treasure Valley region and three other states, ktvb.com reported. Church workers have even created some red, white, and blue masks for those in the military.
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Passion for Planting, the church-planting ministry of New Life Christian Church, Chantilly, Va., is accepting applications for their 2020—21 Distance Church Planting Residency Cohort that starts in September and runs through May. Through the nine-month program, residents receive live training from nationally recognized church leaders while staying in their local context. The program helps participants develop their own contextualized church-planting strategies while building lifelong friendships with other church planters.
For more info about the program and to learn how you can reserve your spot visit church-planting.net/residencies.
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Compassion Christian Church, Savannah, Ga., has its offered youth ministry building, “The Link,” to house COVID-19 positive individuals who do not need to be hospitalized but do need to self-isolate, according to wtoc.com.
The church is working with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency to provide the site, with its café and restrooms, should the need arise. The Salvation Army would assist in feeding the guests and public health workers would help staff the space.
“When your church’s name is Compassion, you ought to show some, right?” senior pastor Cam Huxford told wtoc.com. “And we show a lot [of compassion], and this is just one way for us to do that.”
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In the most recent episode of CDF Capital‘s Leaders in Living Rooms podcast, Sean Morgan sat down with Dave Stone to discuss his ministry transitions, taking over as senior minister at Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, Ky.) from Bob Russell, and subsequently passing the baton to Kyle Idleman. Stone is now serving as interim pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel. Listen at www.cdfcapital.org.
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Around this time last year, GNPI celebrated a milestone by reaching 1 million views of The Global Gospel (TGG) on YouTube alone. TGG is a set of 107 short videos about the life of Jesus. Now, the number of views has doubled, reaching 2 million! The project continues with 36 languages finished and more in production. Find out more about TGG, or watch episodes for yourself or with your family at https://gnpi.org/projects/the-global-gospel.
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Kissimmee (Fla.) Christian Church is serving their neighbors in a variety of ways, including providing groceries to foster care families in need, serving a hot breakfast to the poor and homeless every Sunday morning, and by bagging food every morning and giving it to homeless people who come by the church.
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