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Four reasons you should attend the IF:Gathering

by Sara Ward

Held at ECC on February 6-7, we will be watching an incredible lineup of Christian speakers while enjoying small group discussion and worship.  The theme of the IF:GATHERING is a challenge for women to live out their belief in Christ by asking a few questions: How do you live out your…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

A Reach Report—Missions Catalyst

by Mission Team Member

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A Reach Report—Statistics Worth Considering

by Mission Team Member

From Marti Wade and MISSIONS CATALYST: WORLD: Status of Global Mission Source: The Long View, January 6, 2015 Every year in the January issue of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, the Status of Global Mission is published. This table is particularly important for succinctly…

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A Reach Report—Air Asia Crash

by Mission Team Member

This note comes from MISSIONS CATALYST. INDONESIA: AirAsia Crash Kills 41 Members of an Indonesian Church Source: The Gospel Coalition, January 5, 2015 One of the largest church networks in Indonesia, Mawar Sharon Church, lost 46 members in the recent crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.…

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A Little Help Here?

by Christy Cabe

I dug my heals into the ground and gripped the sides of the piano until my knuckles were white and my face was red. I pulled and then twisted and squirmed until the beast of an instrument finally budged a few inches. I was going to move this thing across the room in order to rearrange the living…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

A Reach Report—Advent note from Shane Bennett

by Mission Team Member

Waiting for the Kingdom A Brief Advent Meditation By Shane Bennett Life includes a whole lot of waiting. We wait for the first snow, and then we wait for spring. We wait for someone to reply to our email, respond to our text, answer our question, or return our gaze. We wait for the baby to be…

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I Want to Be Like Grandpa

by Sam Ward

I want to be like my Grandpa Samuel. I am named for him and he was a pastor too. Actually, he was a pastor for as long as I can remember, but he wasn’t like other pastors you might have met.  He played the ukulele and he was a ventriloquist.  That’s an interesting…

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Why you should attend the IF:Gathering at ECC

by Sara Ward

What is the IF: Gathering? The IF:Gathering’s purpose is to gather, equip and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose.  This two-day event gathers women from around the world to examine questions about belief (“If God is real, then what?”) and how…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

A Reach Report—DESTINY RESCUE, Myanmar

by Mission Team Member

Reflections from Myanmar Posted on December 17, 2014 by Destiny Rescue Editor   Floundering to Fledgling to Flourishing In April of this year, with a new country manager on board, Destiny Rescue Myanmar was a fledgling rescue operation. We had two staff members, a houseful of…

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A Reach Report—Janaya Bonner in MACAU

by Mission Team Member

Prepare for Warp Speed Creating space... Do you ever feel your life is headed faster than the speed of light?  I often get this sense that life is whizzing past during the holidays.  Here, that's from about Thanksgiving time to Chinese New Year.  So much to plan and bake and…

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