In December 2011, the Chancellor of the CSU issued Executive Order 1068, which required all campus-recognized student organizations to have their membership and leadership open to all CSU students. While this sounds like an act encouraging tolerance, in practice it means that religious student groups may not require their student leaders to affirm basic statements…… Continue reading Keep the CSU system in your prayers
An interim pastor serves as a transitional pastor, and will usually stay anywhere from nine months to two years. In this time period the pastor will lead congregational life and ministry, provide support for staff, enhance selected areas of congregational life and ministry, as well as guide the congregation through interim ministry tasks. Some things the…… Continue reading What is an interim pastor?
Rev. Richard Burke preached his first sermon at FBCR on Sunday, Aug. 17. We chatted with him over the phone, transcribing that interview, a few weeks before he came in order to pre-introduce him and his heart for ministry. Here’s what he had to say: What about First Baptist Church of Redlands made you interested in serving here as…… Continue reading An Interview with the Interim
From June 12-23, Mark Carpenter and his team of 50 dentists and dental students ran five clinics in Nicaragua, seeing approximately 800 patients, a lot of whom were children. The days were full. A team of organizers arrived at the clinics by 6 a.m. to sterilize and make preparations. Other groups arrived around 7:30 a.m.…… Continue reading NICARAGUA: A team of dentists spend 11 days cleaning teeth for Jesus
Some people think Richard and Susan Rogers are crazy. But biking across the United States is a passion of theirs; it’s an adventure and a challenge. “You can see parts of the United States that you just don’t see from the freeway,” Richard said. “On the less traveled roads, you meet a lot of people.…… Continue reading How the Rogers bike on the roads less travelled