Is Your Church A Blessing Or A Curse?
- By The Christian Messenger
- Published 10/13/2008
The Christian Messenger
The Christian Messenger - Evangelism Through Journalism. The Christian Messenger is an evangelical monthly newspaper published from Chennai, India. Started in 2002 as a privately circulated periodical, its initial print run was 2,500 copies. A year later, it became a registered newspaper. Currently, the print order is 15,000 copies. It is perhaps the only Christian newspaper that spans the length and breadth of the country. The founders of the newspaper have a vision to make it India’s leading Christian daily.What we do: Good news, first! That's our burden. Good news is not just the Gospel but also the positive side of Christian living. But that doesn't mean we don't report bad news. Persecution, end-times watch, falling idols and Biblical prophecies that come true are part of our reportage. We are dependent on God and independent of any denomination, groups or organizations. Neither do we let advertisers influence news coverage nor do we print puffed up handouts. We are fair, neutral and non-judgmental. Because we believe in a God who tells the truth and expects us to be like Him. Why a Christian newspaper? At the heart of our media mission is this motto: Evangelism through journalism. The purpose of this newspaper is to report newsworthy religious events and activities within the local community, nationwide and around the world, to increase the awareness and activism of believers regarding the moral issues of today, to provide thought-provoking commentary, and to provide an effective advertising vehicle for Christian ministries and organizations, events and businesses that want to reach the Christian community in India and abroad. If you think you can support us or partner with us in this mission, do send us a mail today: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOME of life's most profound lessons can be learned through stories and parables. In appealing parable style, Ken Blanchard tells the moving story of how a local church can lose its focus and become a curse to the community around them.
In ‘The Most Loving Place in Town’, discover the story of two men, a disillusioned church elder and a gifted young pastor, who recognize that their church has lost sight of its number one priority: loving God and each other.
They begin a search, independently at first, to recapture their lost love and then together lead their fellowship in a successful discovery of the secret to becoming a beacon of love in their community. By the end of the story, you clearly see and understand why this secret, so simple yet so profound, is vital and how to apply it to your own life and the life of your church.
This is a must have book for ever pastor and church leader. Told in an entertaining, elegant and easy-to-read way, Ken Blanchard delivers yet another tool to help you discover how to Lead Like Jesus.
About the authors: Ken Blanchard is one of today's most sought-after authors, speakers and business consultants in the world. His managing and development techniques have helped many businesses become Fortune 500 companies.
Phil Hodges served as a human resource and industrial relationship manager in corporate America for 36 years. He is coauthor of three books: ‘Leadership by the Book’ with Ken Blanchard and Bill Hybels, and ‘The Servant Leader’ and ‘Lead Like Jesus’ with Ken Blanchard.
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