How to communicate more effectively (without offending people)
Have you ever had a conversation with a friend or stranger and ended up offending them with your honesty? It sucks, right? Too often I have people asking me how to handle situations like these. Should they pander to the other person’s opinion? Should they start being honest all together? If you want to communicate more effectively, then the right... ↪ read more...
Emergency Preparedness for Passions
An emergency plan for a collection need not be complicated. The basic components include:Assigning responsibilities;Identifying service providers and familiarizing them with the property; andDocumenting protocols.The following recommendations are intended to help responsible parties organize the tasks involved with creating a customized collection-specific... ↪ read more...
Prayer For The Week
By our mouth we confess unto salvation. Whatever we call forth is coming because we have the consciousness that our requests are being made through the finished works of Jesus that called us from darkness into God's marvelous light.I know who I am. I am made in the image and likeness of God. I have the aura of the blessings of God and I spread it everywhere... ↪ read more...
8 Things I wouldn't do again if I started another church
I have been involved in church planting for most of my ministry career - be it as a planter or as a supporter of planting. I love the process of planting. I love the energy and enthusiasm that a new church brings to a fellowship.After planting two churches, I learned a few things. Some of the things I learned are things I wouldn't do again if I started... ↪ read more...
5 Things Pastors Can Learn from School Teachers
That's what we were told in the teacher prep class at college:If you are teaching your class and the teacher suddenly enters the room and quietly steps into the background to observe, continue with what you have done. Teach this lesson as if you know more about it than anyone else on earth.If you do a good job, the children may not remember you for years to... ↪ read more...
Pope Francis condemns euthanasia as utilitarianism, not as freedom
Euthanasia is a way of treating the human person as an object; while it may seem to give freedom, it is really a rejection of hope, said Pope Francis to an oncology association on September 2."The practice of euthanasia, which has already been legalized in several countries, only apparently aims to encourage personal freedom," he said on September 2."In... ↪ read more...
How Do You Explain Why Members Left the Church to Members Who Stay?
Pastors usually suffer when a member decides to leave the church. Sometimes the pain is deep. This is personal.Pastors should not only deal with their pain, but also explain these experiences to parishioners who ask about them. Pastors cannot simply ignore questions and leave.I was recently in a church where a member of the church told me that he and his... ↪ read more...
Common Misperceptions About Religious Observances
Religion can be confusing. Not only do many religions have similar philosophies and holidays, for many of the world's most widely practiced religions, the details for observing certain holidays or rites can differ based on location, denomination, or modernization. And for those who are less familiar with a particular religion, the details can be easy to... ↪ read more...
Offers tips on keeping religious facilities and congregants safer
Faith leaders heard from officials from the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and other experts on growing threats and what can be done to counter them.Every day, said the source, foreign governments are researching and identifying ways that they can “exploit” and “sow discord,” and turn people against their own communities. He... ↪ read more...
I joined the GOP because it stood for religious freedom
When I first decided to run for office as a Republican, I knew I was joining a party that stood for limited government, low taxes, free enterprise, individual responsibility and religious freedom. Little did I know that my own story would eventually become a public symbol for some of these freedoms.Last summer, the Republican Party of Tarrant County, Texas,... ↪ read more...
Chinese authorities demolish Christian mega-church sparking fears of religious persecution
Chinese authorities demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, highlighting tensions between a growing Christian population and the atheist Communist Party.The church had been built with nearly $3 million in contribution from China's poorest regions.Christians are regularly persecuted in China, and the church had been smashed up by police and hired thugs... ↪ read more...
How to Track Church Finances
Financial Administration for a church can vary with the preferences of the congregation and the requirements of a denomination. Larger churches usually hire full-time accountants to handle all aspects of finance. Small churches tend to handle finances independently and usually elect a member as the treasurer or secretary of finance. Often this member may... ↪ read more...
Meditation and Pain
Anyone who has heard of the expression about the power of
mind over matter will easily understand the benefit of
meditation on people suffering from different forms of
This article will deal with several methods by which
meditation can help in alleviating a person’s condition.
Concentration techniques in meditation can help in easing... ↪ read more...
Benefits of Meditation
The benefits of meditation have been known to humans ever
since it was first practiced several millennia ago. This
article will discuss some of them in detail and will
outline the mental as well as the health benefits of this
- since meditation helps calm the mind and relax the
individual, it helps a lot in reducing stress. This... ↪ read more...
Introduction to Meditation
Today we live in a fast-paced world. Things happen so
quickly that more often that not, we do not have the chance
to react to the things thrown at us. We somehow lose the
ability to think things over in favor of lightning-quick
But it shouldn’t be so. Every one of us needs to slow down
a little from time to time and be calm. Otherwise,... ↪ read more...
Black Business Student Association organizes “Black Out” at Ross
Three hundred Business students, faculty and staff wore all black and posed for a photo in the Ross School of Business Winter Garden lobby on Monday in response to several recent shootings of Black men by police nationwide.The demonstration, which was organized by the Black Business Students Association in partnership with the Ross Student Government... ↪ read more...
New boss for Havelock North Business Association
After a record number of nominations Milton Naylor has been elected to lead the Havelock North Business Association.The new president said it was an exciting time for Havelock North, as they have a strong platform to continue to build the village brand locally, nationally and internationally."Sam and his team have done an amazing job of raising the profile... ↪ read more...
Social, religious and separatist organizations organized `Muharam` meet
With regard to Muharam-ul-Haram, a special meeting was held at the
residence of senior separatist leader and President Anjuman Shari Shian
leader Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi. The meeting was attended by the
representatives from social, religious and pro-freedom organizations.
Those who participated in the meeting including Ghulam Rasool Hami from... ↪ read more...
Holy See Event Spotlights Religious Organizations Response to Migrants and Refugees
On September 19, during the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, The
Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations,
together with the International Catholic Migration Commission and
Caritas Internationalis, sponsored a High-Level Side Event entitled
“Responsibility and Solution Sharing: The Role of Religious
Organizations in... ↪ read more...