A survey of pastors indicates most think their church is a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. But few have a plan in place to assure their safety. Autumn Miles is an author, speaker, and victim of domestic violence. She shares her story and a plan for churches to follow to truly make their churches a safe haven.
Laura Larkins is a singer, songwriter, and book publisher whose book Caroling Through the Psalms puts the familiar melodies of Christmas carols to the words of the book of Psalms. Psalms 29, 27, 53, and 23 are featured on today’s program. For more information, go online to CaptureMeBooks.com
Have you ever heard of such a plan - a business which puts money each month into each employee’s account for that employee to donate to a charity or ministry of his choice? That’s what Security Central is doing. Jordan Jackson, president of Security Central, has pledged to give away $1,000,000 of company funds over a 10 year period. Each employee partners in the million-dollar giveaway by choosing from a list of 10 nonprofits where that money will go each month. Jordan Jackson along with employees Josh Davis and David Badger tell how the program works. More information at SecurityCentralinc.com, click “About” button and go to “Million Dollar Impact Initiative.”
Hope’s Promise, based in Castle Rock, places Kenya, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and Nepal orphans in Christian families in those same countries so the children can be brought up to serve the Lord in the culture with which they’re familiar. Executive Director Beth Woods talks about the value of adoption by indigenous Christian families in those countries, as well as Hope’s Promise’s adoption services in the Denver metro area. For more information, go to HopesPromise.com
Pastor Liena Apsukrapsa, chaplain at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, talks about her life in Latvia, her work as a chaplain, and the miracle that resulted in the writing of her book Advent to Epiphany: Engaging the Heart of Christmas. The book is a devotional taking you through the four weeks prior to Christmas and beyond into January commemorated by the visit of the Wise Men.
There is a very large number of Russians in the Denver metro area. Anton Babarykin and Vladimir Pavunko from Ralston Hills Slavik Baptist Church in Arvada are reaching out to them through the church, as well as through a Russian-language broadcast on 94.7 FM The Word Saturday nights at 10 p.m.
Missionary Angela Maldonado describes here work in Haiti as she hears and obeys what she calls the "Majestic Whisper" of Jesus.
The Bible Answerman, who is heard weekdays at 4pm on 990 amThe Word gives factual information on Islam, based on historical and theological research, that flies solidly in the face of commonly-held myths. He discusses the issue in his meticulously researched book MUSLIM which dettails Islam's violent history and teachings.
Leaders usually enter business with a clear sense of purpose, but sometimes in the drive for results, they endure such chaos that they end up not acting in a way that is consistent with what they originally envisioned or with who they are as a person. Ed Beard from The Employer's Edge trains and coaches business leaders and pastors to keep them on track or to get them back on track. More information online at TheEmployersEdge.com.
Adam Holz from Focus on the Family’s Plugged In tells why he has given this movie a Zero Family Friendly rating. A hint might be that the movie was produced by the same people who produced the movie “Noah.” For information on family friendly movies, go to PluggedIn.com