MINISTRY


Prodigal Father: I Went to Skid Row to Find Him

I grew up in a two-parent household until I was in the 2nd grade. My father was my world. He was a business owner and entrepreneur. He had his own roofing company and took care of my mother, younger sister and I on his income. BY PETE WATTS He was a very bright man. He was highly intelligent and had an impeccable memory for things. I remember a time when...

READ MORE
North American Mission Board: Pray For Church Planters

A church planting core team is essential to the success of a church plant. These faithful servants often work full-time vocational jobs and work alongside the church planter to help execute his vision for this exciting new work. By North American Mission BoardHere are some ways you can pray for a church plant’s core team: 1. Pray that they would be disciple-makers. The call to make disciples is for all believers,...

READ MORE
Pastors Need Non-Christian Friends

I have a confession to make. The longer I worked in ministry, the fewer people I led to Christ. Actually, it happened somewhat quickly. I started spending all my time with Christians. BY ANDREW ALESSO At one point I couldn’t identify any real friends that were in my life who didn’t go to church. Preaching was still a fruitful evangelistic activity for me, but I didn’t like who I had become. I...

READ MORE
Stories From Skid Row: Angela’s Story

After Angela and her four children were evicted from their apartment, they were reduced to sleeping in the metro station. An officer noticed and referred them to Union Rescue Mission. LETTER FROM REV ANDY BALES, CEO UNION RESCUE MISSIONIn Los Angeles, women and children make up 40% of all people experiencing homelessness. This is unacceptable. Angela’s story is representative of the 215 single mothers and children who currently reside at Hope...

READ MORE
USA Olympic Surfing Coach Joey Buran, The Open, and Worship Generation

Joey Buran, who kept a close eye on the U.S. Open of Surfing 2018 held in Huntington Beach last week (7/28-8/5), hung up his USA Olympic Surfing Team Coach hat down for a moment and gave a message at the regular Saturday evening service at Worship Generation church. Buran, who is the lead pastor at the church in Fountain Valley, delivered a message of transformation and salvation, something that he’s...

READ MORE
Every Man Ministry’s Online Live Stream: Strong D (Part 3)

Join Pastor Kenny Luck for Part Three of “Strong D” this morning 6:45 PT here or on the Every Man Ministries Facebook Page. “Strong “D” is usually a description we use in the area of sports. Championship teams are characterized by high power offenses and strong defenses — strong D,” said Luck, the founder of Every Man Ministries and author of Dangerous Good.“In the spiritual life you have to have a...

READ MORE
Every Man Ministry’s Online Live Stream: Strong D (Part 2)

Join Pastor Kenny Luck for Part Two of “Strong D” this morning 6:45 PT here or on the Every Man Ministries Facebook Page. “Strong “D” is usually a description we use in the area of sports. Championship teams are characterized by high power offenses and strong defenses — strong D,” said Luck, the founder of Every Man Ministries and author of Dangerous Good. “In the spiritual life you have to have...

READ MORE
Strong ‘D’ – New Online Bible Study Starts – LIVE STREAM

 Join Pastor Kenny Luck as he starts his new online series, “Strong D” Thursday (7/19/18) morning 6:45 PT on Every Man Ministries Facebook Page. “Strong “D” is usually a description we use in the area of sports. Championship teams are characterized by high power offenses and strong defenses — strong D,” said Luck, the founder of Every Man Ministries and author of Dangerous Good. “In the spiritual life you have to...

READ MORE
YouVersion Bible App Celebrates 10th Anniversary, 330 Million Installs

The world’s most downloaded Bible App was released 10 years ago, not by a startup in Silicon Valley, but a local church in Oklahoma. The YouVersion Bible App was one of the first 200 free apps available when Apple launched the App Store on July 10, 2008. Since then, it has been downloaded in every country of the world. After seeing 83,000 installs of the Bible App in the first...

READ MORE
Stories From Skid Row: Homeless in High School

Jazzmine was told she wouldn’t graduate after her family became homeless. Hope Gardens helped her get her life back. BY UNION RESCUE MISSION STORIES FROM SKID ROW Editor’s Note: Jazzmine’s story is part of the Union Rescue Mission’s “Stories From Skid Row” videos available on the organization’s website, URM.org.Hope Gardens We believe no child should be raised on the dangerous, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles. Yet economic circumstances, illness, and abuse are forcing...

READ MORE