The Marketplace Edition

e Edition April 7

Marketplace Ministry Counsels People with God's Wisdom

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Rob Ellis235Rob Ellis, director of Marketplace Ministry, flips through the New Living Translation of the Bible so he can read out loud a certain scripture from the Old Testament.

"Get all the advice and instruction you can," Proverbs 19:20 reads, "so you will be wise the rest of your life."

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Woman of Influence: Marjory McClure, Wonderfully Made



By Amelia Rhodes

Marjory Picture
In 1992 Marjory McClure, of Wonderfully Made, was inspired to develop a faith-based childbirth education program after overhearing nurses discussing such a program at a childbirth education conference. "From 1992-1996, I was busy raising a family, but I compiled information and began to transform the traditional childbirth program to Wonderfully Made," McClure explained. The Wonderfully Made program includes all the elements of a traditional childbirth program, but weaves in spiritual elements with scripture, prayer, and meditation.

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Worship the Focus of All Sons & Daughters


By Terry DeBoer
All Sons and Daughters live shot235The band All Sons & Daughters works hard at creating a worship environment wherever it performs.

And on the group's current tour, the players are taking along their church pastor.

The worship band, connected with Journey Church in Franklin, Tenn. brings its "Night of Worship and Conversation" to Life Church in Grand Haven on April 9.

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Isn't TV Church Good Enough?


george225By Pastor George Davis

Pastor George Davis of From The Heart Church shares his thoughts about TV church, the good and the bad.

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My parents are going through a divorce, and money issues are a big part of the problem. My dad bought several rental properties and poured money into them. Then, he lost them to foreclosure and isn't making a lot in his new, commission based job. How can I, as a 25-year-old kid, tell him that his career choices aren't working?


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Etcetera: "The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times with Os Guinness"

We live in dark times. Christians wonder: Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us? Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent? Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal? In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares no. Throughout history, the Christian faith has transformed entire cultures and civilizations, building cathedrals and universities, proclaiming God's goodness, beauty and truth through art and literature, science and medicine.

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Final Words:


"You can work all your life and make all the waters in all the rivers on Earth drinkable, but if, when you die, you are not ready to meet God, it doesn't matter."

Anne Graham Lotz

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters."

1 John 3:16





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Terry's picks for April

Embrace parenting

Can technology change people?


A new steeple in time for Easter

Feds press megachurch to return $300K donated by Michigan's largest Ponzi schemer

Lawsuit filed over Grand Haven's cross ordinance

Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller dies

Owner of missing religious ring: 'I once was lost and now I'm found'



Farther Away:

Mother of Colorado shooter says she prays for victims daily

First Church of Cannabis approved in Indiana

Mike Tyson's abandoned mansion to be converted into church

5 things Christians need to know about the controversial Indiana religious freedom law

400+ Catholic and Evangelical leaders want to kill the death penalty




Sharing Robert Stores - Dan Seaborn

Do you dare pray the "other" Lord's Prayer? - Clare De Graaf

Religious freedom, the new un-American activity? - Metaxas

Indiana's RFRA - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

January 13 - April 21, The Perspectives Missions Course

April 9, Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times with Os Guinness

April 9, All Sons & Daughters with Jamie George and Sandra McCracken

April 10, Gold City in Concert

April 13, "HealthyU" Lecture Series at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

April 17, David Crowder and his "Neon Steeple" tour

April 18, The Great Divorce

April 18, Matt Maher

April 19, Lansing Symphony Chamber Series: Artnova
April 21, Citywide Prayer for revival

April 23,  Spring Celebration Event with Mark Schultz

April 24, Spectrum: The Music of Motown

April 24,Pray, Play and Shop

April 24 - 26, Family Life: Weekend to Remember

April 27, Faith-based comedian Jeff Allen

May 4, An Evening in China

May 8,Pine Rest Seminar Offered on Perinatal Substance Use & the Journey to Wellness

May 14, Things we couldn't say opens

May 16, Laura Story ("Blessings")

May 16, Hope 2015 Conference

May 16, Foreshore Adventure Race

May 18, Pine Rest Foundation Golf Outing To Be Held At Exclusive Wuskowhan Players Club

May 30, "Things We Couldn't Say"

June 5, Southern Gospel Music Concert

June 7 -12,Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 20, West Michigan MudVenture 5K

June 21 - 26, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 25-27, Big Ticket Festival

June 28, Worship On the Waterfront: Mark Shultz

July 5,Worship On the Waterfront: Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzales

July 12, Mikeschair

July 12 - 17, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

July 19,Worship On the Waterfront: JJ Heller

July 26,  Josh Wilson - Worship On the Waterfront

August 2, Plumb

August 5 - 8, Unity Christian Music Festival

August 9,Worship on the Waterfront: Down Home Horns

August 16, Jason Gray

August 23,Worship on the Waterfront: Peder Eide

August 30,Worship on the Waterfront: Finding Favour


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