Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pastoring Men
What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why It Matters Now More than Ever

No man fails on purpose, but most men are under a lot of pressure. When a man fails it sets powerful forces of bondage and brokenness in motion. It can take several generations to break the cycle.

As America staggers beneath the load of a 100 major problems like divorce, fatherlessness, poverty, pornography, adultery, abortion, disrespect for authority, ethical failures, and truancy—where have the men gone? What has happened to our men?

At the root of virtually every problem is the failure of a man, ironically a man who got up this morning wishing that his life would make a difference. A man for whom Christ died.

This is an excerpt from the Moody Published book Pastoring Men by Patrick Morley. For more information on this book and how to disciple men, please visit

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hillsong United "LIVE": We're All In This Together

NCM Fathom is partnering with the popular Australian musical group, Hillsong United, for a special in-theatre event for only one night. Hillsong United was originally a youth movement ministry that began in the Hillsong Church out of Australia.

They now have emerged as a very popular international musical group with a very diverse, youthful following across the world. They support social justice movement, with huge emphasis on their music (Christian Contemporary) paving the path for support around poverty, natural disaster relief, equality, human rights and health issues affecting the world.

The event will include a Live introduction from Australia, followed by pre-captured content about their worldwide journey over the past several years and will conclude with Live value added content including acoustic songs by the band and dialogue with the youth ministry in Australia.

Cost is $15 at Showplace 12 in Terre Haute, IN.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Doug Fields: Pursuing New Opportunities
Doug Fields announced his departure from Saddleback Church yesterday – you can read about it in the letter he wrote to our church family. Here’s an excerpt:

What am I going to do? Well, there’s not another specific job” that I’m departing to, but I am leaving staff to pursue some incredible opportunities to express my writing and teaching gifts. What I’m really doing is what I’ve taught you to do-listen for God’s whisper and obey it! Several people have said, You’re crazy to leave a secure Saddleback Church job during this unstable market.” Humanly speaking, they’re right… following God doesn’t always make sense, but I know I need to do the right thing: listen and obey.

Post by Josh Griffin