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PORT'S PERSPECTIVE
4 STEPS TO SHEPHERDING YOUR CHURCH THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
By Steven Blake

I recently read a passage of scripture that brought conviction in my heart as a pastor and spiritual leader of a church.

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me” (John 15:18-21,CSB)

I asked myself, “How often do I feel persecuted for my faith?” If many of us pastors are honest with ourselves the answer is probably “not often.”

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3 Insights COVID-19 Has Revealed about Online Church

By Darrel Girardier
 
Now that we’re about five months into this pandemic, there are online patterns that we can see are starting to emerge. These patterns were not self-evident at first, but with each passing day, it’s more apparent that Online Church is here to stay and we need to grapple with some of it’s consequences.

Today, I’m going to walk you through 3 key insights that these patterns reveal and how the church should respond. 


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Pastor Nick Ebuen of F3 Ministries in Vacaville has been hospitalized for several days with COVID and the issues related to it. Please pray for him, his wife Chante, and their kids.  
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