Pastors, Check Your 403(b) Number!

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No, not your account balance, though that’s permissible and advisable on occasion. If you have a 403(b) retirement account the all-important number to check is the one that follows immediately after the designation of 403(b). Is it a 403(b)(7) or a 403(b)(9)? The difference in those two numbers could save you thousands of tax dollars in retirement – or it …

Church Health Assessment Training

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  Eleven pastors from across the Mission Northeast region gathered on May 18-19 at Sacandaga Bible Conference in Broadalbin, NY for two days of intensive training in Church Health Assessment. Learning the “science and art” of assessing church health were David Forsythe of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, Doug Geeze of Auburn, MA; Bob Buchannan of Fitchburg, MA; Jamie Walton of N. Uxbridge, …

Open Mic Night

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A fun, exciting event took place in Ossining on March 19, as churches from the local CB cluster participated in an “Open Mic Night” hosted by Community Bible Church. Many local church members and their unchurched friends participated in the event as everyone enjoyed and performed a variety of music and poetry. Pastor Gershwin Grant (of Calvary Baptist Church of …

The Persecuted Church in Pakistan Event

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Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For the last 20 years I have been privileged to be involved with a group of pastors and Christian leaders in Pakistan that are standing firm and strong for the gospel in the most challenging of circumstances. One the key leaders of this group is coming to the USA and as it turns out …

Alive and Growing

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Serving as the Hudson Valley Area Director for Mission Northeast comes with many challenges. But it also supplies many moments to treasure. I recently spent a spiritually engaging evening in a church full of wonderful men and women who have settled in our region. They are the Quechua people of South America, and through the ongoing ministry of Missions Door …

Gospel Sexuality: Raising Sexually Healthy Kids

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It’s tougher than ever to be both a kid and a parent today! The world’s culture is continually pushing an anything-goes sexuality on our children. Gospel Sexuality: Raising Sexually Healthy Kids, a seminar by Harvest USA’s The Student Outreach, gives you gospel-centered principles and practical helps to disciple your kids’ hearts and nurture their faith as they face the sexual …

Turtle on a Fence Post

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    David Forsythe Lead Executive Area Director MissionNortheast     If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know it didn’t get there by itself. That’s my sense of things having just returned from my first CBAmerica Board Meeting convened last week in Goodyear, AZ. I’m not sure how I got here and it’s not something I …

Rev. Dr. Gershwin Grant, Area Director for Hudson Valley of New York

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Rev. Dr. Gershwin Grant has a passion for the Conservative Baptist movement and a strong desire to help our churches fulfill their mission. After earning an architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology and working in the field for several years, Gershwin accepted the Lord’s call to ministry. He studied at the New York School of the Bible, …