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News Briefs for Feb. 24

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An online learning community event for senior leaders of Christian churches is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CT) March 11. The virtual event—presented by Renew.org and sponsored by The Solomon Foundation—will explore the book Disciple Making Culture by Brandon Guindon. Go to renew.org for more information and to register.

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Lyndon Haines, 33, pastor of Weiser (Idaho) Christian Church, is the newest member of Washington County Board of Commissioners. The Independent Enterprise recently sat down for a Q&A with the Boise Bible College graduate.

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A Spire Huddle on Effective Digital Church is set for 1 p.m today (EST). This huddle, which will last 90 minutes (plus a few minutes for final questions) will feature Drew Sherman and Chris Gabbard of Compass Christian Church in Texas. Register ASAP at spireconference.network.

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IDES is making a five-day VBS mission packet available to churches this summer. A trailer for “Indiana Josh and the Search for the Lost Relics” is available at their website.

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The children’s ministry at Community Christian Church of Moorpark (Calif.) was highlighted in a Moorpark Acorn article. Hope Lillvik, who became children’s director in November 2019, has adapted the church’s children’s programs so they now reach more children than before the pandemic.

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The National Preaching Summit—originally scheduled for next month at The Creek in Indianapolis—has been postponed for a year. Refunds are available, or prepaid registrations can be rolled forward to next year; the 2022 event is tentatively slated for March 7-8. Learn more at https://preachingsummit.com/.

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John Whittaker will host the free online workshop “5 Necessary Shifts for Becoming a Disciple Making Church” on March 4 at 9 a.m. (EST). The workshop is to help pastors and church leaders think through how to cultivate a discipleship culture in their church. More information and a registration form are available at www.johnwhittaker.net.

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“The Cost of Discipleship” will be the theme of the 2021 National Disciple Making Forum, an in-person gathering slated for Nov. 4-5 in Nashville, Tenn. Learn more at discipleship.org.

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A funeral service was conducted Monday at Louisville’s Okolona Christian Church for Major Garry Key, the longest-serving member of the Zoneton Fire District. Key was second-in-command of the fire district, which he had served 36 years, when he was diagnosed with COVID-19, WLKY.com reported.

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