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Upcoming Events
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WED
Pastors Breakfast
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Denny's at 3333 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, just north of the 405 Freeway. Ministers and their wives welcome.
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SUN
Deadline for Harbor Herald Information
Please send items to Marian Graham by this date, at mariansplace@yahoo.com.
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TUE
Advance School Course "Pastoral Ministry"
6:15 PM to 9:50 PM
Weekly at The Neighborhood Church of LB, 3435 San Anseline Ave, Long Beach. Instructor Rev. Mark Gayden, Sr. Starts Aug 28, ends Dec 4.
Advance Course in Spanish "Pastoral Ministry"
6:15 PM to 9:50 PM
Weekly at Victory Through Jesus, 11844 East Centralia St., Lakewood 90715. Instructor Rev. Jose Gallegos. Starts Sept 1, ends Dec 1.
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WED
Pastors Breakfast
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Denny's at 3333 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, just north of the 405 Freeway. Ministers and their wives welcome.
Bible Search
Quotes FYI (For Your Information)

Christianity is like the ark. It stinks sometimes, but if you get out, you’ll drown. –Shane Claiborne

 
When I get to heaven, I don’t want to watch Jesus spew my sheep out of His mouth. No, I’d rather have a select few behind me and be able to say, “Jesus, these are all I had left, but they are crazy in love with you. They sacrificed all of their lives to serve you. –Francis Chan
 
If you want God’s blessing and anointing on your life and you want to be used in ways you never thought possible, then you have to get with His agenda. He hasn’t promised to bless your agenda. He has promised to bless His purposes. –Rick Warren
 
If I could ask for one thing in your life, I would ask that you become a person who is intentional about adding value to the people around you. –John Maxwell
 
Society can be divided into seven spheres of influence. If you want to engage a society and shape it, you must take part in every sphere. The church has made a mistake of being involved in only one aspect of society—the spiritual arena, while abandoning the others like politics, economics and business, education, media and entertainment, and sports. –Pastor Sunday Adelaja
 
We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. –Rick Warren
 
The word ‘entertain,’ from the Greek language, means ‘to inform with delight.’
 
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. –Lao Tzu
 
Let your speech be better than silence, or be silent. –unknown
 
BHAGs = Big Hairy Audacious Goals, or Big Holy Anointed Goals—you choose!  --RG
 
According to 2007 survey, men look for beauty first in women, and women look for security and commitment in men.  –Duh!
 
Outreach quote: Would you like to hear God say, “You’re completely forgiven”? We can tell you how! --RG
 
Outreach quote: Are you important enough that God will keep you alive? We can tell you how! --RG
 
Insults should be written in the sand, and praises carved in stone. –Arab proverb
 
I can live for two months on a good compliment. –Mark Twain
 
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism. –Charles M. Schwab
 
The world and its desires pass away but the man who does the will of God lives forever. –1 John 2:17
 
Better hurt by the truth and repent, than pleasured by a lie and perish. –RG
 
There are dreamers, but not all human beings dream equally. Some are dreamers of the night, who in the dusty recesses of their mind dream and wake in the morning to find it was just vanity. But the Dreamers of the Day are dangerous people because they act their dreams into reality with open eyes. –T. E. Lawrence, in “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”
 
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments. –Napoleon Hill
 
All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. –Brian Tracy
 
Nothing happens unless first a dream. –Carl Sandburg
 
Less than one out of every ten senior pastors can articulate what he believes is God's vision for the church he is leading.  --George Barna
 
And the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” --Habakkuk 2:2, KJV.
 
Remember! It’s not the size of the mountain, but the strength of the mountain-mover! “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for me?” --Jeremiah 32:27
 
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. –Philip K. Dick (1928-82), science fiction writer
 
Where your eyes go, your heart follows. –H. Norman Wright
 
Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia. –Charles Schultz
 
Before I can preach love and grace, I must preach sin, law, and judgment. –John Wesley. (John Wesley could assume a prior foundational knowledge about the Bible and its teachings.  What about now? Must we build ‘bridges’ to our culture and society before sharing about judgment and then the gospel? I think so. –RG)
 
They are not the key to our success. We are the key to their success. –businessman on cell ph., heard by Phil DuFrene at Orlando Airport.
 
My values: truth, love, joy, the importance of people, prayer, obedience, faith, biblical success (achieve God’s goals and plans by God’s methods and values through problem-solving and momentum-building).  --RG
 

Often people feel the church exists to take care of problems.  And it’s terribly hard for the church to say no.  And yet the effective ones say no.  They know what their mission is, and they make no apologies for sticking to that.  –Peter Drucker, in a 1989 Leadership magazine interview.

 

Men grow up dreaming and scheming big.  As you design your ministry, give the men a chance to be a part of the brainstorming process.  Allow them to think big and see themselves involved in something bigger than themselves.  –Steve Sonderman, How to Build a Life-Changing Men’s Ministry.

 

Sometime this year (2007) humanity will reach a significant demographic achievement.  For the first time in history more people will live in cities than in rural areas.  By 2015, the number of megacities with populations topping 10 million will reach 23.  By 2030 more than 60% of humanity will live in cities.  --The United Nations

  

Our tendency is to overestimate what we can accomplish in one year and underestimate what we can do in 10 years.  –Richard Foster

 

The Bible says, “God is looking for people to use.”  And if you’ll get useable, God will wear you out.  –Rick Warren

 

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.  –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.  –Rick Warren

 

A survey that formed the basis of Thom Rainer’s book Surprising Insights of the Unchurched showed that 43% of pastors, in what the book termed as effective churches, had relationships that made them accountable for personal evangelism.  Only 2 percent of pastors in churches that were not particularly effective had such relationships.  –Source: Thom Rainer, Surprisingly Insights of the Unchurched (Zondervan, 2001).

 

The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.  –F. B. Meyer

 

 

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