J.D. Greear on the Importance of Investing in Marriage – RightNow Media

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Are you taking time to invest daily in the health, both spiritual and physical of your marriage. JD Greear has some great insight on the importance of nurturing your marriage.

About JD:
J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011) and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved (2013). Two main things characterize The Summit Church: its gospel focus and sending culture. The gospel is not merely the diving board off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity, it’s also the pool itself. Joy, reckless generosity, and audacious faith all come by learning more about God’s extravagant love found in Christ.

God has blessed The Summit Church with tremendous growth. Under J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of nearly 8,000, making it one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for several years running.

J.D. has also led the Summit to further the kingdom of God by pursuing a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050. In the last ten years, the church has sent out more than 300 people to serve on church planting teams, both domestically and internationally. J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also a faculty member, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Having lived serving among Muslims, he has a burden to see them, as well as every nation on earth, come to know and love the salvation of God in Christ.

He and his beautiful wife Veronica live in Raleigh, NC and are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

Youth On Their Own – Educating Homeless Teens, Investing in Arizona’s Future

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Youth On Their Own (YOTO), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Tucson, Arizona, is a drop out prevention program that supports the high school graduation of homeless unaccompanied youth. Students are enrolled in public schools—including charter and alternative schools—and are motivated to obtain their high school diplomas despite personal and financial hardship.

These youth, through no fault of their own, lack a parent or long-term legal guardian physically involved in their lives and a stable, permanent nighttime residence. The absence of caring, adult support and a consistent home environment is not conducive to successful academic performance, placing this population at great risk of dropping out of high school. Statistics show that, without a high school diploma, they are likely to continue the cycle of poverty and reliance on social services, and are at increased risk for substance abuse, incarceration and mental health problems throughout adulthood.

YOTO provides students with financial assistance, basic needs and guidance as they work to obtain their high school diplomas. With community contributions and support, YOTO has helped over 16,000 students stay in school and remain focused on the goal of graduation, paving the way to become self-sufficient, productive adults within their communities.

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Denver Community Church Generosity – Investing in the Next Generation

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Denver Community Church Children’s Pastor, Lauren Jackson, talks about how the DCC community’s investment in the children’s program ensures that the next generation of believers is empowered to know and love God – and show that love to others.

Investing in Our Kids Through Middle School / Dr. Kevin Leman

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If you are living through The Middle School stage (children from grade 6-8) you know that these years can be especially exciting! If you’re not quite there, get ready! So much development happens during this time and you can sometimes feel like you are parenting on a different planet. During this fantastic journey of Middle School life – we have so many opportunities to invest intentionally in our children.

Trading Up, Part-3, Pastor Scott Mulvey, City Church, Farifield, CA

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Smart investors always “trade up” in business. Jesus never asked you to give anything away without trading up! Tune in as Pastor Scott Mulvey tells us what it means to “Trade Up”! #FollowMe