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This month we salute Graduates and Fathers. My nephew Andre graduated from Licking Heights High School and is an aspiring chef and entrepreneur. My “super woman” sister, earned her teaching certificate with an awesome GPA (we’re some smart chicks) while working, maintaining a home and caring for her five children. I especially want to celebrate my husband Ivory. He is the epitome of a real dad. Not only willing to teach our son, but celebrate his victories and correct him in love when necessary. Last month as we gathered as a family to pray one morning, Ivory lead Devon into pra yer in a way that was rather ingenious. I had taught Devon the Lord’s Prayer when he was two. Originally, he, an avid fan of “My Friends Tigger and Pooh,” when he got to deliver us from evil, boldy declared, “deliver us from Eor,” who is Christopher Robin’s pessimistic, depressed stuffed donkey. My son would proceed then to pray for all of the characters on Nickelodeon. After two years he just began speeding through it, seeing how fast he could get to the end. This day we asked Devon to pray in our prayer. Usually he runs upstairs, however he has begunto ask us for “things” now. All kinds of things namely red Chuck Taylors and a PSP. Ivory explained to Devon that prayer to God was as easy as aking Daddy for those chucks or that PSP. He explained that we can have everything we want or need by asking God. This little boys face lit up and he went to praying for the toys

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he wanted and said “Amen.” Ivory and I continued in prayer and Devon interuppted and said I forgot something and went back to praying. Afterward he blessed all of our family, his grandparents, cousins and all of the kids in Ms. Felicia’s class. There is something about a dad leading his son in prayer and I admire my husband for his influence on our son not only naturally, but spiritually.

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Partners For Parents Sharon M. Purnell - President/CeO

Partners For Parents is based on the belief that “Though bruised we are not broken; we are stronger than our situation. We are not defined by our circumstance, but by moral principal, divine purpose and the truth of our character.” It’s a simple concept of helping others move from one place to another with the intention of making one’s life better in the moments to come, than it would have been a moment ago.

At Partners For Parents we offer clothing to those in need and we receive the items through the kind donations of others. We offer basic mediation for families who need a little guidance in reaching peaceful solutions that unifies the home and family. For those who have been out of the work place for a while or for those looking for employment, we sponsor a job readiness program that will help each individual in their search. Our job readiness program has much to offer such as current job opening, assistance with building résumés’, grooming techniques and mock interviews to create confidence during the actual interview. We offer GED study groups and after school tutoring and we also are reaching out to our U.S. Veteran to see how we can better service them within their social

environment. We have a program called Parent Partners and these individuals are there to assist single young parents with resources and referrals, educational and occupational mobility, environmental and social awareness, as well as other needs and issues. This all began ten years ago when I received a phone call from a friend who was in need of help. The help she needed was within my realm of possibilities, so I reached out and gave her a hand up. People often ask me why do I try to help folks and what’s in it for me. The reason “why” is because it’s necessary. My reward is being able to help someone who simply asked for it. “To whom much is given, much is required.” My little bit of nothing might be a major contribution to someone else living on less than what I have to offer. I think to myself all the time that I need to be my own primary client, seeing how most of us are just a paycheck away from homeless ourselves. On some days, the difference between me and those I try to help is that I come into an office and I try to figure it out for everybody. I’m the person next door; wife and mother of three, struggling trying to hold it all together. But I believe that we

are perfectly made for our purpose, so I’ve decided not to think below my privilege, act beneath my favor or speak below my authority, but to go get my blessings. This summer we look forward to servicing low income and homeless children by sponsoring a camp program focusing on and addressing the concerns of childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes as well as prevention. It’s our intention to get the children interested in exercising, eating and living healthy. We will also use this opportunity to perform outreach services to the youth and their families. We can’t reach every child in every family, but it’s a start. If you are interested in having your child attend, please call us at 781-9432 or come by our office on Saturday between the hours of 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to register. God has found favor in me in spite of myself. In the words of the song writer; “He saw the best in me, when everyone else saw the worst in me…..He saw….The Best!” You better believe it’s not over, not for me and not for you. God has a plan; it’s already been done; stand still and watch God work it out for you.

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Teenagers Want Successful Careers and Global Travel, Expect to Delay Marriage & Parenting Spring is graduation season for millions of students. What are the aspirations of today’s teenagers as they think about their future? A new research study from the Barna Group examined a representative, nationwide sample of 602 teenagers, asking them to describe what they think their life will be like roughly 10 years from now, when they are young adults. To help teens respond with a specific time horizon in mind, the survey asked them what they believe their lives will be like when they are 25-years-old. College and Career The most common aspirations of teenagers were related to college and their professional pursuits. Finishing a college

degree was their top-rated future priority. A majority of teenagers felt certain that they would accomplish this goal by age 25. In all, 93% of teenagers said they would either definitely or probably obtain a college degree by their mid-twenties. In terms of career,

81% of teenagers felt they are likely to have a “great-paying job” by the time they are 25. Displaying their we-want-it-all perspective, 80% of teens also believed they would be serving in a “job where they can make a difference” by that age. God and Global Having a connection with God and international travel emerged as second-level priorities. Nearly three-quarters of teenagers felt they would have a close, personal relationship with God (72%) in the next decade or so. About seven out of 10 youths (71%) said they will definitely or continued on page 14



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Dear Upset, Pull your trifling Friend to the side and ask her what means more Him or the Friendship explain to her the predicment she has placed you in and ask her to stop, if she refuses the nyou know where you stand with her becasue if she will pick her lust over your sanity that is not a friend, and tell him that you know also and tell him that he needs to stop his actions becasue it is not conductive to him being a man of God and you do not want to go to the Pastor over his actions. I am gonna be in prayer for you because I know that you are in the middle of a very hurtful situation but God can and will turn this around. Love,

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sports World Cup: 200 Brazilian volunteers to share Gospel

Brazil’s soccer team, which will be competing in the upcoming World Cup games in Johannesburg, and the crowds of Brazilian fans accompanying the team to South Africa, will be a key focus of outreach by 200 volunteers sent by Brazilian Baptist Convention’s World Mission Board.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BP)-Brazilian Baptists plan to share a Christian witness at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa.

For 20 days, 200 Brazilian volunteers working with the 2010 African Connection Project will conduct outreach activities among soccer enthusiasts at the tournament,

which runs from June 11 to July 11. The Brazilian Baptist Convention’s World Mission Board is organizing the project as part of its volunteer program to send Brazilians overseas on short-term missions trips. Brazilian Baptist pastor Marcos Grava, coordinator of the initiative, noted, “The 2010 African Connection Project is one of the biggest volunteer projects in the history of the missionary church in Brazil.” The goal is to bless the people of South Africa with the Gospel message, Grava said. “We ask prayers for local security, volunteers’ security and many fruits among the South Africans and tourists,” he said. Some of the planned outreach includes praying and doing personal evangelism in front of stadiums, conducting arts and sports clinics with spectators and providing a health clinic for poor communities in Johannesburg. The Brazilian volunteers will travel to Johannesburg in two groups: the first from June 3-20, the second from June 6-22. Grava said he is particularly interested in the opportunity to reach out to players from countries that are traditionally closed to the Gospel along with supporters of those teams. Grava also hopes to prepare a number of

An Athlete Answers the Call (Abraham—was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God ---Romans 4: 18-20) As a “born-again” athlete we have to always remember that our strength comes from our level of faith, and we must recognize the source of our strength and the deliverer of our talent. As athletes we gain our reputation and popularity from our Curtland H. Caffey performance, yet many fail Sports Ministry Writer to give glory to God who The Christian Athletes enables them to perform. Impact Zone(CAIZ) Saved? Unsaved? When did 614-806-5683 you thirst? As a Christian Athlete one of your earthly responsibilities is to become a Spiritual Mentor for the unsaved players on your team. For many , this is an area of natural hesitation. As a Christian athlete you must “answer the call”, to bring unforeseen blessings through victories and defeats. You have teammates who would like to become a

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contemporary praise and worship “Days of Elijah” and a traditional spin with “Fire Baptized.” The tracks include: We Celebrate The Cross We Praise Your Name Fruit Of My Lips There’s A River Bishop’s Prayer I Need Thee Speak Lord Great In Zion Days Of Elijah Let The Praises Flow Breakthrough Shout Blessed, Broken & Given Blessed, Broken & Given (Reprise) Fire Baptized Medley (Traditional) Never Be The Same Visist or lucindamoore,ciom for more information about the CD and the live DVD recording that will be sold separately.

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various radio formats. “This is my testimony of what God did for me,” Moore says of the inspiring ballad. “He’s blessed me with a voice but He had to break some things in me in order for me to be given to the nation.” First of all let me say “You Go Girl.” I absolutely loved every song on this album. Lucinda’s bold, crisp, sassy, sanctified style not only is entertaining but edifying to the soul. The CD has a pleasant mix of uplifting praise songs and intense worship. The title track Blessed, Broken and Given ministers to the inner core of who we are as believers and our willingness to endure the breaking process so that we can be blessed. One of my personal favorites is “There is a River” it took me right into the presence of the Lord. I wanted to get on my face and just worship. I loved the fact that she added some

Black Pearl Enterprises is pleased to announce that Psalmist Doris Stokes, was nominated for the 2010 I Hear Music Gospel “People’s Choice Awards” in SIX (6) Categories and WON IN ALL SIX NOMINATING CATEGORIES on this past Friday night’s awards ceremony (May 28th) at the Aronoff Theater in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio! This is the first year for the awards which was presented at the annual I Hear Music Conference by founders Bobby & Tracey Artis. “Praise & Worship…Unleashed!” the first solo project offering by Ms. Stokes which was released as an Independent effort on her own label nationally (1 Voice Music) in January 2009 and has garnered high praise from radio and industry professionals alike;

with a dynamic selection of songs of which she penned about half of the CD’s 15 tracks. “Friday evening’s awards was nothing less than MIRACULOUS and AWESOME for me! I’ve never experienced the presence of God on my life in that manner before…I was totally taken off guard by this honor. It’s all very overwhelming to take in. However, just to be recognized and appreciated for what I do for the Father, BY the Father is actually why I continue in the Call that is on my life. Just knowing that He’s pleased with my work is reward enough…honestly.” says Doris. Doris and the CD project “Praise & Worship Unleashed” were nominated and WON in the following categories: • *SongoftheYear(CalypsoPraiseSTRIKE!) which features Elder Carnell Murrell • *Female Artist of the Year • *Praise & Worship CD of the Year (Praise & Worship Unleashed!) • *Vocal CD of the Year (Praise & Worship Unleashed!) • *Producer of the Year (which she shares with Minister Keith Leak) • *Artist of the Year

Doris not only served as one of the songwriters on her Freshman solo project, but also held Producer & Executive Producer responsibilities along with her Husband & Manager, 30 year plus music industry veteran, Bruce Knight. “Doris’ hands were in every area of the planning process of this project as she’s a PRO and a stickler for being presented with excellence….especially if her name is going to be on it!”…says Bruce Knight. The CD was produced by herself and long-time friend, Minister Keith Leak, who is also a native Daytonian now residing in the St. Louis, MO area. “Keith is blessed in the art and ministry of music production and worship…what a gift he carries. I was so glad we were finally able to find an avenue that we could work together on in our adulthood. I love him and his wife Keeley very much and am glad to call them “friends” says Doris. So after this, what’s in store for Psalmist Doris Stokes? “Whatever He wants will be fine with me…I’m learning to not box God in nor to try and pre-supposed what He will do because He will continue to FLOOR YOU everytime…LOL!”

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believers’ bookshelf Father’s & Daughter: Daddy Dates Doc Reid: A mother can only teach her daughter as much as she knows. It’s my passion to explain what your father didn’t tell you and your mother didn’t know. That’s why I do what I do with my daughters and use the dates as a means to an end.

chivalry continue. He opens doors, helps her to her seat, makes sure she’s comfortable. Following light conversation and the meal, he pays and then drives her home. He escorts her to the front door and at the most, he kisses her on the forehead or cheek. From there, they part ways. No overnight stays or late-night rendezvous.

Valerie: So it’s about more than just quality time?

Valerie: So the dates are training sessions.

Doc Reid: I’m showing them how a man should treat them on a date. Let’s take Hunter for example. Her would-be suitor will pick her up at home. Blowing his car horn from the driveway won’t do. After conferring with her parents—my wife and I discuss the arrangements for the daddy-daughter dates—they leave. He opens the car door for her and then drives to a restaurant where his acts of

While consulting with my cousin— Christopher “Doc” Reid—about relationship issues, the conversation shifted to the importance of a father’s active involvement in his daughter’s life. The following interview was created from the novel, The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box:

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Valerie: Doc, the last time we talked you were on a date with your daughters. Why? Doc Reid: In my coaching, I’ve seen a lot of women who are carrying hurt from their childhood into relationships.

Valerie: From absent fathers and deadbeat dads?

Valerie: So why don’t fathers teach these things to their daughters?

Valerie: Hunter is eight and Kennedy is four; so other than the dates, how do you teach them about relationships? Doc Reid: I use age-appropriate visuals to address the emotional aspect of relationships.

Valerie: By all means, expound. Doc Reid: Once I used a pitcher of water, an empty glass and food coloring to explain how daddy loves them. I rattled off a few things that I do to show them that I love them; each time adding a little more water to the glass. Then I asked them what things Daddy does to make them feel loved. When Hunter said that our weekly dates make her happy, I added water. Kennedy said that our evening prayers are important to her; I added more water. By the time we finished talking about all the things I do that lets them know Daddy loves them, the water was spilling onto the table. Since the glass was full—symbolic of their love tank—there wasn’t room for anyone to add to it.

Valerie: So where does the food coloring come in? Doc Reid: I wanted to emphasize how other things will be presented that will taint the purity of the water. I added several colors of food coloring, created a dark concoction and offered it to them to drink. Of course they didn’t drink it.

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Doc Reid: That and from fathers who don’t teach their girls about men. Having a father in the home is a great thing, but just being there isn’t enough. Most fathers focus on provision for the family and often times overlook their role in nurturing and instruction. A father is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. The hero part comes natural between a man and his son because men thrive on respect. But the love thing; it takes more effort.

Doc Reid: My commitment to fatherhood is to show my girls who they are and fill their emotional love tank. If Hunter knows that she is motivated by words of affirmation and I have poured into her, then she won’t be smitten by every joker who comes along with good game. As long as she knows that’s her button, she won’t respond out of emotion

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Brazilian players to present the Gospel to other countries’ players on the field when their teams compete against each other. Jorge “Jorginho” Oliveira, assistant coach for the Brazilian team, knows about and supports the outreach, Grava said. Oliveira is president of Atletas de Cristo, one of the Christian organizations supporting the African Connection Project. Of the 1,300 Brazilians who applied to participate in the project, only 200 were selected. Each was required to provide a recommendation letter from an evangelical pastor indicating the volunteer’s previous church involvement. The cost of participating in the project is about $2,500, and volunteers are providing their own funding. “We have people from different backgrounds and professions,” Grava said.

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1442 Sullivant Ave Columbus, OH 43223 (614) 279-3103 Phone (614) 278-1500 Fax Order of Service Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor Gerald Smith Friday Prayer 7:00 p.m.

Power and Glory Ministries 7370 Tussing Road Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 614.322.2147 Service times: Apostle Maurice Broomfield Pastor Sherry Broomfield

• 9:30am - Sunday School • 11am - Sunday Service • Noon Wednesday - Prayer • 7pm Wed. - Inspirational Service

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life Enhancement & Recovery Outreach FellowshipvOlUNTEERS NEED!! Is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Faith Base Charitable Organization with a community outreach service mission. Our goal is to reach the lost, and encouraged the found by utilizing the Power and Promise of God’s Holy Word.We are currently seeking volunteers who can Teach God’s Word to help take this ministry to its next level. We are searching for Men & Women of God who have a heart and passion to serve and uplift those who are still bound by their addictive behaviors.Those who are interested must be able to commit 4- 6 hours per week to teach and facilitate our new format, separate group meetings for men and women, in addition to being able to relate to the 7 building blocks for abundant living.Current Openings:Facilitators – 2 Men & 2 Women - must be currently teaching bible study regularly. Administrative Assistant – (1) must be familiar with non-profit procedures.Community Liaisons – (3) must curPastor James rently or recently be involved with the recovery community preferably faith base. Johnson FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: Pastor James E. Johnson Executive Director Email: 614-208-1624

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250 Napoleon Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43213 614-235-3207 Service times: • Sunday Worship 11:30 am • Bible Study Wednesday 7:00-8:00 pm • Prayer, Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm • Free Breakfast Mon, Wed, Fri. 9:00-Noon

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1826 Tamarack Circle, S. 11:15 AM – Morning Worship 5:30 PM – YPWW (Young Peoples Willing Columbus, OH 43229 Workers) PH: 614-670-3243 614-262-6747 fax Tuesday: 5:00 AM – Morning Manna Prayer & Teaching Elder Willie Sewell, Jr., 7:00 PM – Prayer & Bible Band (Bible Study) Pastor/Founder of New Destiny Friday: 5:00 AM – Morning Manna Prayer & Teaching Evangelist Karen R. 7:30 PM – Evangelistic Service/ Leadership Bowen, Administrator Training Sundays: 9:30 AM – Prayer & Sunday School Email:

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Bishop James W. Redd

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Pastor Kenneth E. Moore Sr.

New Season Christian Ministries

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Pastor Philip Poindexter

• Sunday School 9:15 am • Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am • Tuesday Food Pantry 5:00 pm • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm • Every Other Sunday: Old Time Prayer Meeting

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The Bible is our Authority Souls are our Priority

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Saturday Worship at 3pm Wednesay Bible Study at 7pm 614-260-8572 or 614-861-7220

New Fellowship Baptist Church

1466 Atcheson St., P.O. Box 83298 Columbus, Ohio 43203 Sunday School ..............................9am Sunday Morning Worship ....... 11:15am Sunday, YPWW .............................5pm Sunday Evening Worship ..............6pm Monday Evening Prayer ................6pm Tuesday Prayer & Bible Study ......7pm Friday Evangelistic Service ...........7pm

Elder Nehemiah Howard, Pastor

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Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ


2124 S. Hamilton Road In the Cambridge Room of the Hamilton Plaza Hotel Columbus, Ohio 43232


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New Destiny Outreach Ministry

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SERVICE TIMES: Witness Signs, Miracles, and Won • Sunday School 9:00 am • Sunday Worship 10:00 am with globally acclaimed dr. renn • Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30 pm • Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm and rev. marina mclean Bishop Edward E. Shouse They traveled to over more t 60 nations spreading God’s wo victory Deliverance Church of Christ “Dr. Renny1718has preached to countle Myrtle Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43211 thousands. Along with seeing the (614) 263-5191 dead raised times in foreign cou Worship Services Sunday Worship Service:experienced tries, Dr. Renny has 10:00am innumerable in his meet Sundaymiracles School 9:00am Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Apostle and crusades.” His ministry operate Fred Sanders according to the book of Acts!"



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“Making An Impact for the Kingdom” is a non-profit organization committed to pro2600 Old Courtright Rd viding professional counseling that is rooted Columbus, OH 43232 in a God centered understanding of people. 614.570.1791 The staff of Rock of Faith is trained and guest speakers Service times experienced in dealing with a wide range of Worship Service - Sundays-10am issues including depression, that areanxiety, suresubstance to Topical Bible Study - Adult & Youth, abuse, marital and family problems and faith Sundays, 8:30 a.m.; Mid-week Bible concerns. We provide servicessoul. for children, stir your Study - Adult & Youth, 7 p.m. adolescent and adults. For more information, Children’s Ministry available on please contact Senior Pastor Sunday mornings. David S. Carter us at 614-252-8688 ext 323. Apostle David S. Carter Eld. Tyna Valentine




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This is the most difficult to talk about without knowing your own exercise capacity. Usually, the following ideas are helpful: • Your breathing should not be so hard that you cannot talk with someone exercising with you. Try to get an exercise partner such as a family member or a friend. • You should feel completely normal within one hour after exercising. If not, slow down next time. • You should not feel so much muscle soreness that it keeps you from exercising the next session. The intensity should be a “comfortable push” level. Start out slowly each session to warm up, then pick up your pace, then slow down again when you are about to finish. The most important thing is to start slowly and progress gradually, allowing your body to adapt to the increased levels of activity. 5. When should I exercise? Try to schedule your exercise into your normal day. Here are some ideas about when to exercise: • Wait one hour after a large meal • Avoid the very hot times of the day • Morning or evening seems to be the best time for exercising • Do not exercise less than an hour

before bedtime 6. When should I stop exercising? You should stop exercising if you feel any of the following: • Very tired • Shortness of breath • Chest pain • Irregular or rapid heart beats • Sick to your stomach • Leg cramps • Dizzy or light-headed 7. Are there any times when I should not exercise? Yes. You should not exercise without talking with your doctor if any of the following occurs: You have a fever • You have changed your dialysis schedule • You have changed your medicine schedule • Your physical condition has changed • You have eaten too much • The weather is very hot and humid • You have joint or bone problems that become worse with exercise If you stop exercising for any of these reasons, speak to your doctor before beginning again.

Elder Eugene Lindsey, Pastor

Imani Christian Church Pastor Dalton and Elder Elizabeth Butler 286 Belvidere Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43223 Ph: 614-276-6779 Fax: 614-276-0876

Sundays 10 a.m. Wednesdays 7 p.m. Last Friday of the Month Prayer 9 p.m.

New Journey Christian Ministries 2450 Performance Parkway Columbus, Ohio 43207 614-445-8545 Bible Study: Tuesday 11am-12noon Wednesday Evenings Morning Worship 7pm-8pm 10:00am-12:00am Sunday School 8:30am

Alfred L. Thompson Pastor

Lincoln Park Community Baptist Church 675 E Markison Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43207 (614) 444-9594

James A. Carter, Jr. Pastor

SUNDAY Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 8 a.m. & 10:50 a.m.

WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting 6:45 p.m. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Service 7:30 p.m.

Mt. Sinai Holy Temple Cathedral of the Covenant Bishop H. E. Bellinger 1712 Courtright Road Columbus, Ohio 43227 Sunday Service 9:30 Bible Study Weds at 6:30 pm | June 2010


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Alonzo James, Senior Pastor 1570 S. High Street Columbus, Ohio Ph: 614-443-3181

Alonzo James Senior Pastor

Sunday Word of Life 9:30 A. M. Sunday Morning Worship Service 11:00 A. M. Wednesday Intercessory Prayer 6:30 P. M. Bible Study 7:00 P. M.

Resurrection Ministries for All People 2238 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 101 Columbus, Ohio 43232 (614) 856-9940 Services: Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Worship Service 11:30 A.M. Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 P.M.

Bishop Mel Griffin Pastor

Resurrection Power C.O.G.I.C

“Where Dead Situations Come Alive In Christ Jesus”

700 Bernhard Road Whitehall, OH 43213 614-338-1855

Elder Franklin J. Culver, Pastor

Morning Worship: 8:00 am & 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:45 am Evening Worship: Every 1st & 3rd Sunday Tuesday Bible Study: 7:00pm Friday Services: Every 1st & 3rd Friday

Rhema Christian Center 2100 Agler Road

Columbus, OH 43224 (614) 471-9673

Apostle La Fayette Scales

Service Times: Saturday Service 6:00pm Sunday Services 8:00am & 11:00am Wednesday Service 7:00pm

Southfield Community Missionary B.C. 1399 Augmont Avenue Columbus OH 43207 614.491.9736

Pastor Hezekiah Martin

Service times: • Morning Glory 8:00 AM • Sunday School 9:30 AM • Mid-Morning Service 11:00 AM • Wednesday Bible Study 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM

Trinity Baptist Church

‘Compelling the world to Salvation and Discipleship through Jesus Christ’ 461 St. Clair Aveue, Columbus, Ohio 43203

(614) 258-9583

Victor M. Davis Senior Pastor

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probably have traveled to other countries by their mid-twenties. Family and Church Marriage and church involvement were on the third tier of aspirations. Most American teenagers expect to be engaged in these traditional institutions (58% and 63%, respectively). However, only a small percentage felt certain about these outcomes in their own lives: 29% of teenagers felt they would definitely be “actively involved in a church or faith community” and just 12% of teenagers felt certain about “being married” by age 25. Teenagers are even less likely to entertain traditional goals regarding parenting. Less than half of teenagers (40%) felt they may have children by age 25 and only one out of 11 (9%) said they would definitely become a parent in their early adult years. Of course, considerations of marriage and parenting are dependent on finding a willing partner; nonetheless, these pursuits are not top priorities for most students. Fame versus Service Media are filled with celebrity news and obscure-turned-famous individuals often made stars via reality television. Given the cultural fascination with fame, perhaps it is not surprising that one-quarter of teenagers (26%) said they expect to be “famous or well known” by the time they reach age 25. To their credit, teens are more likely to express the desire to be “regularly serving the poor” (48%) than to be famous, although that priority is less flattering considering that only 7% of teenagers said they would definitely be doing such other-oriented work as a young adult. Matters of Faith Faith seems to influence what teens want in their lives. In terms of denomination, students who attend mainline churches were more likely than average to aspire to travel to other countries, while Protestant non-mainline attenders were above average in terms of their spiritual priorities (wanting to be close to God and active in a church). Non-mainline youth were also more likely than the norm to want to regularly serve the poor, yet they also were more interested than their peers in becoming famous. Strong interest in staying connected with a church was most common among non-mainline teenagers (49%). Only onequarter of mainline students (25%) and one-fifth of Catholic teens (20%) said they definitely expect their life to include active involvement with a faith community or church by age 25. Current church attendance appears to be a better predictor of future religious activity than is a teen’s religious affiliation. Among weekly attenders of religious youth groups, 60% said they definitely will be involved in a church in the future, which compares to just 22% of teens who attend less frequently and 14% among teens who never attend such religious functions. Age and Gender Demographic differences played a sig-

nificant role in teen aspirations. Teen girls and the United Methodist Church. Non-mainline churches are those congregations and were more likely than boys to define prioriaffiliated with other Protestant denominations, the largest of ties and objectives. Girls were more likely to which is the Southern Baptist Church. picture their lives with nine out of the 10 The Barna Group (which includes its research division, elements assessed in the study (the excep- the Barna Research Group) is a private, non-partisan, fortion was being famous, an aspiration equally profit organization that conducts primary research on a wide of issues and products, produces resources pertaining attractive to both sexes). Young women were range to cultural change, leadership and spiritual development, twice as likely as young men to want a and facilitates the healthy spiritual growth of leaders, childifference-making job, to be married, to have dren, families and Christian ministries. Located in Ventura, California, Barna has been conducting and analyzing prichildren, and to regularly serve the poor. In terms of age, the youngest teens were mary research to understand cultural trends related to values, attitudes and behaviors since 1984. If you would like much more idealistic than older teens in beliefs, to receive free e-mail notification of the release of each new, many ways. One of the biggest gaps is bi-monthly update on the latest research findings from The their predicted connection to a church: 41% Barna Group, you may subscribe to this free service at the of middle schoolers expect to be actively Barna website ( Additional research-based involved in a congregation, but that drops resources, both free and at discounted prices, are also available through that website. to 26% of high school freshman and sophomores and 24% among juniors and seniors. Goody Box from page 9 High school students were also less Valerie: Doc, this information is great. What likely than middle-schoolers to believe they closing advice do you have for fathers as it would have a great-paying job, be married, pertains to their little girls? have kids, be serving the poor, or experience fame by the age of 25. actively involved in a Doc Reid: If fathers don’t fill that void, then their daughters may use a man, drugs or church or faith community some other addictive behavior as an attempt About the Research This report is based upon nationwide survey, conducted to compensate and comfort the emptiness. by The Barna Group with random samples of teenagers, ages The father is the first protector of his daugh13 to 17. The study, known as YouthPollSM, is an annual ter’s goody box, so teach her techniques that tracking study, conducted online, using one of the nation’s will help her avert the stressors of dating. I only nationally representative online panels. The survey was conducted in December 2009 and included interviews with know that you can’t shield her from every602 teens. The sample has a maximum margin of sampling thing, but it’s your duty to prepare her. error of ±4.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. Minimal statistical weighting was used to calibrate the sample to known population percentages in relation to demographic variables. Mainline churches typically are considered to include the American Baptist Churches in the USA; the Episcopal Church; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; the Presbyterian Church (USA); the United Church of Christ;

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