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  • Volunteer Shopping Assistance Program
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    ORGANIZING THE CHURCH FOR MINISTRY While the major thrust of this manual is to help Christians in a nursing home ministry, this final part enlarges the scope a bit to help churches organize to meet the needs of elderly people both inside and outside of nursing homes. This part is adapted from "Developing Programs for Senior Citizens-A Handbook for churches", produced by the Delaware County of (PA) Services for the Aging, and is included here with their permission. We gratefully acknowledge the e...
  • Ian's Needs
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    Saint Maybe In the novel Saint Maybe, by Anne Tyler, the church, led by Rev. Emmett, acts much like a psychologist, helping people get over their guilt. Ian, the main character of the story is involved in a horrible act and needs to find a way to forgive himself for it. With the help of Rev. Emmett and the rules he decrees Ian is able to overcome his great guilt. In the beginning of the story, Ian is guilty of leading his brother to commit suicide. While the two are in the car together, Ian tell...
  • Hybels View Of Church
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    Comparative Book Review Rediscovering church - Lynne and Bill Hybels This book was written the founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and his wife. Willow Creek is located in suburban Chicago. It has a weekly attendance approaching 20000. In this book the Hybels share part of their story in pasturing Willow Creek and a little bit of their philosophy of ministry. The underlying theology assumed by the author is that the church has the power to change the world. His theology se...
  • Their Spiritual Gifts Need
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    Introduction The area of Spiritual gifts is one the holds great interest for me. The thought that The different areas of effectiveness and skills are from God is interesting. I grew up with the teaching that we had God given abilities but never equated these with "spiritual gifts". They were just skill that we had been born with. I felt that our genetics and social conditioning had as much to do with these "gifts" as the Holy spirit did. Since there are non-Christians who exhibit these same abil...
  • High Level Corruption Across The Church
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    How Effectively Did The Late Medieval Church Satisfy The Aspirations Of Its Members The Church had been absorbed into European culture as part of a large corpus of local beliefs. Ranging from the powers of seventh born sons, to the role of bleeding horses on St. John the Baptist's day, local beliefs permeated the everyday lives of the peasantry as an integral part of their spiritual lives. The power of shrines was held not to be in their devotion to an interceding saint, but their location and m...
  • Part Of The Church Of England
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    During the great migration that spanned from 1630 to the early 1640's more than 16,000 Puritans arrived in Massachusetts many were from East Anglican, an area of northeast England. Many of the Puritan settlers came as whole families, sometimes as whole villages, leaving England in droves. The Puritans were rooted in the belief that to do the Lord's work they must set themselves as an example for all Christians, their first task being the establishment of "a city on a hill" much like the old test...

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