Event For Men Begins At Concord Baptist

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The first LEAD For Men event at Concord Baptist Church, 7025 East Brainerd Road, is scheduled for Friday evening, Jan 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Registration with the church office is open until Thursday evening, Jan 23.

LEAD is a ministry concept dedicated to equip men to become godly leaders. It is for all men, single or married, young or old, and will be provided in the form of four to six annual seminars. These seminars will last two to three hours and will cover a variety of topics that challenge men, including: taking responsibility, learning to live with your wife in an understanding way, cultivating Biblical friendship with other men, leading family devotions, disciplining children, discovering your identity in Christ, and more.


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One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

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What's Wrong With The City Recycle Program? - And Response (2)

Being new to recycling, I have lots to learn.  I rely on 311 and the attendants at the neighborhood collection centers to assist in building my knowledge.   Recently, I had an experience that makes me reconsidered my recycling efforts.  I loaded up my car, called 311 to verify what I could take, only to be blocked by the attendant at my neighborhood collection ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That Billboard & Much More

Now that early voting has started and our strawberries have hopefully survived this last blush of winter, allow me to catch up on some things but, first, here’s a letter from a concerned reader I feel compelled to share: “There is something I have noticed throughout Brainerd, East Brainerd, Dayton, etc. A billboard has been put up, I believe by the Health Department of Hamilton ... (click for more)