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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Truly amazing...

This morning my wife and I went to Pleasant Heights Baptist Church in Indianapolis. When we walked in, we were greeted, and then treated ourselves to some of the church information literature they had on a nearby table.

Currently they are going through Children Desiring God in the children's Sunday School, and I was thrilled to discover that. The pastor also told me that they plan on getting it for the youth once the curriculum has been completed.

Another of the brochures we read had what looked to be a church motto:
God-centered, Bible-focused

From what we saw in Sunday School and heard from the Pulpit, this was definitely an accurate description of the church. The sermon was the absolute best thing I've heard on a Sunday morning in a long time.

We'll definitely be going back, and, after a few more conversations with the pastor, perhaps we'll join. I'm not setting anything in stone yet to be sure, but it was truly wonderful to be in such a place that holds the Word of God in such high esteem and shows it by their proclamation.

SDG,
David Hewitt

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3 Comments:

  • Glad to hear it Dave.

    :-)

    By Blogger Howard Fisher, at Monday, November 06, 2006 9:45:00 AM  

  • That's what we use as well. It's great, isn't it?

    One of the best things about it (though it isn't always implemented well by churches, including ours) is that they have information that comes home to help parents reinforce what's being taught on Sundays.

    Of course, this works best if both the church and the parents recognize that the primary responsibility of training children falls to the parents, and that the church is a partner in what the parents are doing, not the other way around.

    Anyway, we've enjoyed the Children Desiring God curriculum (including the time when we taught the 3-4 year olds), and a church that uses it I think shows a commitment to sharing the truth.

    I've been out of the loop here for awhile, so I didn't know you were looking for a church. I'll be praying for you.

    BTW--you may enjoy this message that our pastor preached on choosing a church awhile back. (It is a Real Audio download, or you can stream it instead).

    By Blogger Gummby, at Wednesday, November 08, 2006 10:45:00 AM  

  • Thanks, Gummby! I'll have to look into that!

    SDG,
    DBH

    By Blogger David B. Hewitt, at Wednesday, November 08, 2006 10:59:00 PM  

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