Category: Community

Ignite Ladies Luncheon

We are so excited to see all of our Rocky Mountain District at Ignite! We have a special opportunity for the ladies on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 12:15 pm to enjoy a luncheon at First Alliance Church. The theme of the luncheon is Belonging, which makes me think of how thankful I am for…
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An RMD Story of Healing

Recently, Mrs. Misty Vannett, wife of Rev. Vince Vannett, lead pastor at Saratoga (WY)  Alliance Church, sent the following story to the District Office.  We wanted to share this with you and received Misty’s permission to do so. I wanted to share with you my story of healing from IGNITE this year. I really feel like…
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But Why?

Let me ask you a question. If your church suddenly disappeared tomorrow, how would it affect, or not affect your community? That’s one of the questions I ask when I do church consulting. I’ve traveled extensively working with church communities to help them become healthier and more effective at reaching their community. Often that question…
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Reinventing Our Mission

I attend and serve in a small rural Alliance church in Iowa. While our town looks very much like it was an inspiration for one of Norman Rockwell’s paintings, looks are deceiving. Drugs run rampant in our little town. Brokenness and trauma mark nearly every family and person in this town of 5,500 people.  Our…
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Community Building

Shockingly, visitors decide whether or not they will return to your church WITHIN THE FIRST ELEVEN MINUTES of arriving (Mancini).  That’s before the service starts, before your worship team is up, and long before you begin your message. When you consider the hours spent on practicing the worship sets, on message prep, on AV presentations, perhaps it would be worth spending…
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