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  • Bible Content Exam Results

    Published September 4, 2015

    The Bible Content Examination (BCE) was administered today, and the results both in terms of the average score on the exams and the percentage of inquirers and candidates who met the minimum score (70%) required to “Satisfy” this requirement in the preparation for ministry process were below historical averages.

    A total of 127 individuals took the BCE, and the average score was 63.5%, which is about 10-15% lower than historical trends. However, since that average score fell below the minimum requirement, only 36 people (28.3%) scored high enough to receive a “Satisfactory” evaluation on the exam. By way ...

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  • On the Rocks

    Published September 4, 2015

    I have known times in my life when I felt a bit dried up inside, like there was no water in the well. Not exactly on autopilot, not numb. Maybe it’s more that the internal fountain of purpose, motivation, and joy is stopped up. Do you ever have times like that? 

    When I finally notice I’m in one of those phases I know what I have to do. I have to sit quietly and look at my backyard—or trees or a lake or an ocean. Just look. Well, look and be quiet, because after a bit the ...

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  • YoRocko Podcast

    Published September 4, 2015

     

    Rocky Supinger talks with Jessica Tate
    Jessica Tate talks about NEXT Church and a movement to discern how we can be a faithful church in the 21st century in an era when institutional models aren't serving us as well today as they once did.

     

    <---- Jessica is the director of NEXT Church (www.nextchurch.net). Prior to coming on board with NEXT, she served as associate pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia. Jessica is a lifelong Presbyterian and a preacher’s kid. Upon graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jessica served as a young ...

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