I was in New York City in June of 2001 with my wife Heather for my first visit to New York City. When I returned for a last-minute mission trip in December of 2001, I found an entirely different city.
"We are called to "reconstitute" his grace for those around us...."
You will not need a bridge with children if you get down on their level, literally.
Jesus proclaimed, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
Satan hates our worship, but I fear Satan loves our preference when it yields division.
Is your church living in a glorified past or a hopeful future?
Let me tell you something about your pastor and ministerial staff. Your pastor is tired. I do not just mean physically tired either. He is most likely spiritually tired.
...often a church gets stuck with "love for a program or ministry" over "love for the mission."