The Northern Virginia Church of Christ (or NOVA Church) is looking for a full-time region leader couple to lead a group of 150 disciples. The NOVA Church of Christ is a healthy, happy and growing congregation that has 470 members with a unified staff and eldership.
"It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation...But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been longing for many years to visit you, I plan to do so when I go to Spain." -- Romans 15:20, 23-24
Paul’s ambition was to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, and eventually to do so in Spain. That dream is coming to fruition in Madrid as La Iglesia de los Discípulos de Cristo en Madrid strives to preach the word to the 6.5 million people in our city. We pray every day for God to connect us to people who are seeking him, and he is answering our prayers in amazing ways.
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.
The second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris, Montreal is a cosmopolitan center where the arts, architecture, science and technology come together to make it a vibrant place to live. Its fabulous summer festivals, such as the world-renowned Jazz Festival, and its exciting winter activities, make Montreal a city in continuous motion where life is never boring.
I try to keep a spiritual fervour – I do. My husband and I fast, and I'm filled with joy. I prepare meals for guests, I stay up late to study the Bible with someone, I get up early to pray, I run my children to this event or that, and I brush off any feelings of overwhelm. I rejoice in all the blessings God has given me.
As expected, I've had another traumatic hospital experience that's prompted me to write this blog post. I wish that I wrote my best blog posts during times when I'm on the upswing in my faith and filled with overwhelming hope and good news; but if I've learned anything over the last four years as a quadriplegic, the hardest times have been the most fruitful times in terms of my spiritual growth.
The team at Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital recently celebrated its five year anniversary. SKMH opened in April 2012 with the mission to meet the needs of poor children and women of Southern Cambodia. It is managed by HOPE worldwide. Since its opening, nearly 50,000 patients have been touched by the team. On May 26, the hospital honored 31 employees who have served since the hospital’s opening day. Through the dedication of its staff and supporters, SKMH has seen tremendous growth.
Since its opening, the hospital has accomplished the following:
Editor's note: The following is shared from the North River Church of Christ newsletter.
Though we are miles away from you, we feel your love, support and presence daily. We literally feel that we have been carried by your prayers. Thank you to everyone who put a reminder in their phone to pray for us daily. You have been a part of every heartfelt talk, every honest conversation and every changed heart. Thank you.
Can you imagine what it would be like hanging out with heroes of faith listed in the Bible? The apostles, Barnabas, Lydia, and then the evangelism, encouragement, and fellowship that would follow?!
I have been serving as a teacher in one role or another for more than 30 years. It is my career, as a professor of chemistry and physics, and it is my vocation as well, as a teacher for churches. I have taught the hard sciences as several universities and colleges, as well as teaching for more than 150 churches in more than 70 countries.
One of my passions is to help to raise up teachers who can take on the unending task of helping both the saved and the lost to come to understand the Christian gospel. In my travels and in my efforts to mentor teachers around the world, I have made a number of observations, both positive and negative, of what makes for an academically and spiritually well-qualified teacher which I would like to share. I will make these comments, more or less in order as to relative importance as I see it.