“Wow, Awesome, Incredible”

There are many words that people use when they pull up to Elijah’s Harbor- “wow”, “awesome”, “incredible”, but the word we walked away saying was “thankful”.

Elijah’s Harbor partnered with our ministry, The Academy of Arts Ministries, this weekend as we came to Greeneville, TN to perform The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We came to Greeneville on tour with our production that will be traveling to Scotland in August as a part of the AHTSF (American High School Theatre Festival). Our mission through these programs is to spread awareness about the opportunity we will have to present Christ through our ministry on a global stage, as well as help raise the funds still needed to make the trip! After 4 SOLD OUT performances, our trip thermometer was raised $10,000 closer to meeting our goal! Continue reading “Wow, Awesome, Incredible”

Pressure in the Pulpit

I went to Bible College in the late 70’s.  I learned allot of Bible knowledge but decided being a pastor was not my calling.  Over the years, I have watched those in leadership roles in the church and observed their lives and families.  The numbers are pretty disturbing.

American church statistics have reported:

  • In America, 3500 – 4000 churches close their doors each year
  • Half of all churches last year did not add one new member through conversion growth
  • Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people each year to nominalism and secularism
  • 1,400 pastors in America leave the ministry monthly.
  • Only 15% of churches in the United States are growing and just 2.2% of those are growing by conversion growth.
  • 10,000 churches in America disappeared in a five-year period.

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