Posts from December 2014

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Prayer Focus for Swaziland – Sunday, December 28

by Cindy Riggle

Swaziland, Africa: Quality Christian leadership is in short supply and sporadic in quality. Most pastors are unpaid and limited in the time they can contribute to the ministry. Few congregations are trained to share the gospel confidently with either traditionalists or intellectuals, and so have little impact on the unchurched. There are seven Bible schools […]

Prayer Focus for Suriname – Sunday, December 21

by Cindy Riggle

Suriname, Latin America: Nearly half the population profess to be Christian, but many have little understanding of their faith, and Christian belief is often mixed with spiritism. In the larger Catholic and Moravian denominations, growth has been incremental, but recent Pentecostal and charismatic growth has been rapid. Pray for new life and dynamism to replace […]

Prayer Focus for Sudan – Sunday, December 14

by Cindy Riggle

Sudan, Africa: Sudanese Christian leaders have achieved so much against great odds. Many even lost their lives in serving Jesus. Few have opportunity for formal theological education. The sheer number of young converts overwhelms the number of trained pastors. Theological training institutions. Trained pastors are a great need due to rapid church growth. All major […]

Prayer Focus for Sri Lanka – Sunday, December 7

by Cindy Riggle

Sri Lanka, Asia: Evangelism and church growth are priorities, but also present are many sober and serious challenges that need a major shift: a) The fixation with rapid growth has led to prioritizing winning converts rather than making disciples, to attracting crowds with promises of miracles rather than with Christ-like character, to filling seats instead […]

Christian Education Classes – Winter 2014

by Cindy Riggle

Crossroads Christian Education – Winter 2014 Sundays from 11:15 – 12:15 December 7 through March 1, 2015   Preschool (Ages 2–4) LEARNING TO LIVE IN GOD’S FAMILY – What is means to be part of God’s family and live as God’s child. Taught by Phillip and Bridget DiBella with Assistant Elena Mourad Younger Elementary (Grades K–3) […]