A Role Model In Church

Last Saturday, as many of you know, we had our First Serve ministry in which the people of Good Shepherd fan out through the city of Charlotte to take part in projects that help under-resourced neighbors.For example, I took part in a foot washing and shoe outreach...

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Christmas Lights Launch

We climb ladders, armed with staple guns while risking life and limb, in order to put them on our houses.We loop them through the trees we put in our living rooms every December.We sit in nighttime traffic jams, hoping to catch a glimpse of them as they adorn the...

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First Serve Weekend

When First Serve coincides with the winter kick-off of Room In The Inn, our weekly ministry with neighbors who are homeless, you know there's a lot going on.We believe that people who have a living relationship with Jesus Christ serve in love, and so we provide...

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When Doing More Leads To Less

In preparing for an upcoming series, I looked through some planning and brainstorming notes from an earlier series. (Piece Of Work from 2009, if you must know which one.)And as I looked through the notes, what came to my mind was, "what in the world were we...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Scriptures On Eternal Life

While it can be dangerous to attach too much importance to single verses of Scripture -- thereby yanking them out of context -- nevertheless there is something so powerful about certain sentences in the bible.Especially those that speak of eternal life.These are the...

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Fashion Statement Rewind

Yesterday, Ron Dozier brought Fashion Statement to a close with a message called "Hand Me Downs." It's been an eventful seven weeks: we prepared 193,000 meals for Fed Up Sunday, collected 1310 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and had a surge of worship...

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A BigHouse Talk

As the Student Ministry Team was away at a conference this past weekend, other staffers and volunteers led BigHouse on Sunday night.It was another example of the recent staff mantra: the most important thing about your job is not your job. It's helping this be the...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Movies

I admit it: I like books better than movies.Not that I don't like movies; just that the movie version of a book is never as rich or as nuanced as what is in print.Nevertheless, as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, it's time to look to film. Hollywood releases some...

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1200 And Counting . . .

The people of Good Shepherd are pretty good with goals.Last year, for example, we wanted to raise $150,000 for the International Justice Misison and its ministry of freedom from sexual slavery. The people of the church gave $207,000.Then on October 30, we hoped to...

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