Quite a few volunteers got here collectively Jan. 12 to start building on a home for Nathan Adams and his daughter, Lyndsay, who’re a part of the Christian Church within the Wildwood, Weeki Wachee, Fla. 

“Nathan and Lyndsay are expensive pals of mine,” Tom Rogers, a retired building skilled who can also be a part of the church, instructed the Hernando Solar. “It is a labor of affection involving some very particular folks.” 

Rogers has spearheaded constructing the house. He’s a consultant of Fuller Middle for Housing Nature Coast, a covenant companion of the Fuller Middle for Housing, a Christian housing ministry that has constructed greater than 6,000 houses for folks in want since 2005. 

Volunteers on that opening weekend included Nathan and Lyndsay Adams, folks from the church and group, and even passersby. The Fuller Middle Bike Journey Group even pedaled in from Georgia to assist.

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Information Briefs

Final week, 1801 Media Inc. launched the second episode of The Senior Pastor Podcast, a brand new present hosted by 4 giants within the Restoration Motion—Bob Russell, Don Wilson, Ken Idleman, and Scott Rawlings.

Matt Rawlings got here up with the thought for the podcast after a number of discussions with youthful preachers who’re looking for steering and mature pastors who’ve a long time of expertise. He thought, Why not begin a podcast the place retired pastors can information the following era in what has and hasn’t labored previously?

Russell, Wilson, Idleman, and Scott Rawlings have nicely over 140 years in mixed ministry expertise. Within the first two episodes, the panel talk about Christian faculties: the great, the dangerous, and the ugly.

The Senior Pastor Podcast is obtainable through most podcast apps and directories.

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RiverTree Christian Church’s campus in Canal Fulton, Ohio, has mixed with the previous Excessive Level Church to change into Orchard Hill Church, which can stay a part of the RiverTree household of church buildings. The brand new congregation had its first service Sunday on the former residence of Excessive Level in Clinton, Ohio. 

RiverTree brings about 120 members to the brand new congregation, with Excessive Level including fewer than 100, in accordance with an article in The Unbiased

In December, RiverTree/Canal Fulton bought the constructing it had met in since 2016.

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Milligan College’s Volunteer Earnings Tax Help (VITA) program will present free, IRS-certified tax return preparation to native residents once more this yr. This system will happen on the Tennessee college’s Derthick Corridor from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Feb. 25, March 18, and April 1. Appointments are required and could be scheduled at www.milligan.edu/vita. 

Milligan’s VITA program supplies the identical quick refunds as paid preparers provide. Over time, scholar volunteers have accomplished lots of of returns.

Scholar preparers are supervised by college, practice extensively, and are licensed by the Inside Income Service. 

Eligibility necessities are listed at Milligan’s web site. This system is sponsored by Financial institution of Tennessee.

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Bobby Ross Jr. shared an editorial within the Christian Chronicle final week on “Who’s to Blame for the Preacher Scarcity?” He answered that query in two phrases: “We Are.” 

Ross shared some key outcomes from a survey of noninstrumental Church of Christ ministers which requested them to quote causes for the preacher scarcity. 

“Maybe the largest issue—and the saddest—pertains to the dearth of respect afforded preachers in our fellowship,” Ross wrote. “We don’t honor them or maintain them in excessive regard.”

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The Nationwide Gathering of RENEW.org will happen April 25-26 at Merchants Level Christian Church, Indianapolis. Three extra audio system—Jeff Faull, Jim Putman, and Dr. Orpheus J. Heyward—have been added to a lineup that already included David Younger, Shondankeh Johnson, Anthony Walker, and Aaron Brockett, amongst others. The theme is “Resilient: Standing Agency in a Hostile World.” For normal attendees, this marks a change in date and site from previous gatherings. Extra data and registration entry is obtainable right here.

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Ship information to [email protected].

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