The More Than Money Issue

e Edition April 14

Stewardship Is About More Than Money

By Dr. Rex M. Rogers

stewardshipStewardship" is a Christian jargon word. It's part of Church culture.

There's nothing wrong with the word. In fact, it's a good and useful one. But in my view stewardship has been pigeonholed by the Church, co-opted for one purpose at the expense of others.

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Crowder Offers a "Front Porch" View on New Tour



By Terry DeBoer

On his previous tour, singer-songwriter David Crowder went for the feel of a rural front porch.

"That's the sound we were going for," noted the artist from near his Atlanta-area home of his mix of acoustic instruments.

But now, with his "Neon Steeple" tour, Crowder, 43, has taken the next step – construct an actual front porch for his concert stage set.

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New Music Review: "Y.W.N.T.M.D."


By Terry DeBoer
BeaconLight235In late April, Grand Rapids area native Beacon Light (aka Brandon Clahassey) will issue his third rap/hip-hop collection, "Open Eyes." He's already released one of the new songs, "Y.W.N.T.M.D."

The beats and lyrics come fast and furious in the tune, which repeats the theme represented by the title letters: "You Will Never Turn Me Down."

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The Biggest Mistake a Church Can Make Today


george225By Pastor George Davis

Pastor George Davis of From The Heart Church shares his thoughts on mistakes a church can make today

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

We have two girls in competitive gymnastics, and it's costing $12,000 to $15,000 a year at a professional gym to do all this. My wife and I both work, and we make about $115,000 a year, but virtually all of her income goes toward paying the gymnastics bill. We're also trying to get out of debt and get better control of our money at the same time. Should we focus more on our finances right now?


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Etcetera: City Wide Prayer

The next monthly gathering for prayer is Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 to 8:30 PM back at the 3 Mile Project, 3050 Walkent NW, Grand Rapids. We are praying for 500 people to join us one of these months.

Final Words:


"Remove Christ from the Scriptures and there is nothing left."

Martin Luther

"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."

Romans 3:23-24





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Woman of Influence: Marjory McClure, Wonderfully Made

Worship the focus of All Sons & Daughters

Isn't TV church good enough?


Christian school offers $9K 'study abroad' ecology program to kids countywide

Megachurch sets up fund to repay $300K donated by Ponzi schemer David McQueen

7 Michigan colleges under federal 'heightened cash monitoring'

Confirmation reunion planned at St. John's Lutheran Church

Prom dress sale in Muskegon being held to raise awareness, funds to combat human trafficking



Farther Away:

Lecrae's music played in strip club, inspires dancers

100 seminaries see rise in enrollment

President Obama opens White House's first gender-neutral bathroom

Couple who lost home in hurricane Sandy wins lottery, says 'you have to keep the faith'

North Carolina lawmakers propose Billy Graham statue inside capitol




The benefits of 'sharenting' - Dan Seaborn

"On our mission trip, 132 people got saved!" (and other preposterous evangelistic claims) - Clare De Graaf

CRAMER: A Christian call to housing justice

The shifting definition of religious freedom- Metaxas 

That's a fact - Jack - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

January 13 - April 21, The Perspectives Missions Course

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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