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News November 24, 2010 posted by

Countering Christmas commercialism

For many families, Christmastime spells one big dollar sign. Ravaged with debt and overspending, they hit the malls determined to find the perfect gift for their loved one. Store after store, dollar after dollar, they are swept up in the tide of commercialism. And many times, they forget about the reason for the season: the birth of our savior.

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News October 25, 2010 posted by

New translation reaches out through common English

By Jessica Connor. Getting new believers to come to a contemporary worship service with modern praise music and a hip young pastor who uses video and everyday speech in driving home the message? Check. Getting new believers to pick up a Bible filled with antiquated, formal language so they, too, can know the word of God? Not so easy.

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News September 29, 2010 posted by

Campus Funds Frozen

By Jessica Connor. A surprise fund freeze is sending S.C. campus ministers scurrying for new ways to support their programs this fall.

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News July 30, 2010 posted by

Restructuring: what’s next?

By Jessica Connor. Work has begun on a new district-level structure for Connectional Ministries designed to better equip local churches and increase connectionalism conference-wide.

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News July 30, 2010 posted by

Spirit, spark draw laity

By Jessica Connor. Organizers are calling the 2010 Laity Convocation a stellar gathering that raised the bar on events to come – despite attendance from a crowd of fewer than 250, likely because of the holiday timing.

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