No matter how wonderful, how dynamic and full of life your church congregation is, it will most likely not be in existence in a 100 years. This is statistically true, which makes multiplying, making disciples and planting churches even more central to the Great Commission.
Lincoln Christian University has accepted our second Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology student into their programs. Cynthia Fetherman from Denver, one of our excellent RMSMT students, has just been accepted into Lincoln Christian University's Master of Arts in Bible and Theology program. She was able to transfer credits from RMSMT directly into the LCU program.
Here is the INB for this week!
The International News Bulletin is a service to help connect disciples and churches around the world. Each week we present a new template dated for the coming Sunday. You can now provide your group an international news with your local news included.
Just download this template which has news from around the world and links to more stories on DisciplesToday.org. For the other side of your bulletin, you can download the attached template for local news and stories in your ministry, house church, etc. This makes for an easy "Page 2" for your local congregation's bulletin! If you already have a bulletin, you can simply print the INB as a two-sided insert to your current publication.
Phnom Penh Church of Christ celebrated its 25th anniversary on November 9-12, 2017 under with the theme The UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM! The Lord brought brothers and sisters from the USA, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and all the churches in Cambodia to celebrate together.
Our beloved sister in the Lord, Odile Meviye, peacefully passed away Saturday, November 4th after a long battle with cancer.
Originally from Gabon, Odile was living and working in Paris when she met the church in 1988. Just about a year later, she accepted the call to leave with her three-year old son and be part of the mission team to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, even though this meant giving up the 'European Dream' held by many ambitious young Africans. Odile had total confidence that the Lord would provide for her and her son.
How can we be excellent at work and for the Lord? This struggle, to find the balance, is a challenge for many disciples in churches across the world. But as God has shown us through the lives of many of the great cloud of witnesses, men such as Daniel, Nehemiah, and Joseph have achieved high levels of success in the world as well as in God's kingdom.
Proverbs 18:24 states, "A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
Life is better with friends. We all need relationships, and we long to be known within a safe framework of one or more close relationships. Yet many of us are settling for less. We may be surrounded by a relationships within our church community, our immediate and extended family, our work environment, or social network. But loneliness can occur even in the midst of being "connected" to hundreds and even thousands of people.
"So here I am today, eighty-five years old! I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I'm just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then." -- Joshua 14:10-11
God had invested many years in developing and strengthening Caleb. Though he was getting "up there" in years, he was still as zealous to serve God and advance his Kingdom as he was in his younger years. He was probably a bit slower on the outside, and maybe had to take naps more often, but he was hungry to bring God glory on the inside. What an inspiring man of God!
Ottawa is the capital of Canada – a political centre with a population of about one million residents. Ottawa is situated in eastern Ontario and borders Gatineau, Quebec. This year, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation–and people continue to gather in the capital for a year of celebration.