"After emailing back and forth, Derrick was able to connect with a woman over the phone who recently lost her job in the hospitality industry. She has been fighting a drug addiction and, in this season of isolation, it has been particularly difficult. Her kids were driving her crazy and she was having marital troubles, too. I sensed that she needed to see that someone was willing to stand behind her and I was able to care for her in this way.
“We are now…”
This is statement Pastor J made to us after he was asked, “Is your church used to seeing these types of ministry opportunities?”
For the past few years, it's become a sort of tradition for our Content Department to release a new Christmas film. Each year we start brainstorming ideas, and generally end up at the same place...
Creativity is one of those intangible skills that seems to be the sort of thing some people are born with and others aren't. This is especially true when it comes to the visual arts like filmmaking, photography, and design.
Those visual arts are crafts that most churches would love to excel in, but here's the thing: most church pastors are not creative.
They just aren't.
And that's okay.
So, that begs the question, how can a church pastor lead creatives well?
It may seem like a basic question, but I've found that there is oftentimes creatives and non-creatives seem to be on different wavelengths when they try to communicate with each other.
Two Things You Need To Do To Lead Creatives
So, I asked Phil Cooke his opinion on the matter.
We're back with another “Partner Highlight”, where we interview different church partners to learn more about them, ask about outreach practices, and share stories of connections they’ve made with seekers. Our hope is that pastors will deepen their relationships with each other through commonalities and encouragement.
This week's highlighted partner is Dave Bueckert from Beacon Baptist Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Continue reading to learn how he was able to offer comfort to a young woman struggling in her relationship.
At CV Outreach we are all about connecting people with the Church. All of our Church Partners are set up to receive emails from people who are searching for hope online. After talking with some of our pastors I decided to put together a few tips and tricks they use when responding back to these emails.
Someone from Tech Crunch once noted that “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”
This blog first appeared on The Journey, by yesHEis. Like CV Outreach, yesHEis is a CV Initiative that was created to reach people with the Gospel. yesHEis is an app that helps Christians share their faith with friends who don't know Jesus through relatable videos about God and faith. Download the FREE app and start sharing!
No one likes awkward conversations. Especially on a plane. Planes have a special way of defining what kind of person you are. I’m cheap, so I usually catch early-morning flights. On early flights, people are usually happy to stay under the radar, read a book, quietly sip a coffee while staring out the window, or just solidly gaze into the back of their eyelids with their mouth open while heavy breathing.
I've always thought about what it must have been like to leave everything to follow Jesus as one of his first disciples. But rarely have I considered the relationship developed between the disciples themselves.
The Bible tells us that the disciples remained together following the resurrection of Jesus, and were celebrating Passover together at Pentecost. Powered by the Holy Spirit, the men who walked the road along with Jesus would carry out his commission to take the Gospel into all the world.
At CV Outreach, we want to re-think Gospel engagement. As millions of people are touched by the Gospel online through digital evangelism, we want to build ground-up solutions that create deep discipleship relationships between individuals seeking spiritual truth, and a motivated believer who can walk through life with them.
CV Outreach is moving from a broadcast model of one organization reaching millions of people, to a model that uses our operational capabilities to help create millions of one to one relational connections between local churches and future disciples.
Our team is cheering on the local church. How have you experienced discipleship relationships in your walk? We love to hear stories from others as our brothers and sisters walk the roads of life with fellow disciples. Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.
Mark Zuckerberg announced that the new Oculus GO Virtual Reality headset is now shipping during his F8 keynote address last week. Before he had even announced that everyone at the F8 Facebook Developers Conference would receive their own Oculus GO, I had already made my purchase.