TAG: TRANSFORMATION


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...

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Sharing How a Life Sentence Became a Man’s Saving Grace

I don’t think my heart ever became evil until I engaged in more evil. If I continued the way I was, it would’ve been near impossible to get back to being a loving, caring, decent human being again. — Jojo Godinez Reformed: How a Life Sentence Became My Saving Grace Book description… Jojo Godinez grew up in L.A. County surrounded by gangs. The night he joined one, he swore to represent his...

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Woman’s Dream Gathering Becomes Real at Grace City LA Church

Kimberly Yu’s dream from more than a dozen years ago to hold a gathering that highlights the transformative life stories of women who have suffered much and gained hope through Jesus becomes real this Saturday (May 12, 2018). “I know God can heal broken hearts and broken souls and that’s really what this conference is about,” said Yu in an interview with TogetherLA about the upcoming HOPE Conference to be...

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Harvest Crusades Story: ‘I’d Been a Meth Addict For Over 20 Years’

“When I came to the Harvest Crusade it was the last place you would expect me to be, but obviously God had an appointment for me there,” said Thomas, who now serves as a ministry leader for a team at his church that engages new believers with follow-up. “I came to the Harvest in 2008. That’s where I received Christ. I was 43 years old. Up until that point,...

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Reaching a Changing World with God’s Unchanging Word

In ministry, some things must never change but others must change constantly. Clearly, God’s five purposes for his church are non-negotiable. If a church fails to balance the five purposes of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism, then it’s no longer a healthy church, and it’s in danger of becoming simply a social club. On the other hand, the way or style in which we fulfill these eternal purposes must continually...

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