Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Healing Services – Part One

by: Larry Davies | July 29, 2013

“I’m taking you to a ‘real’ church! The first words, after a short introduction, uttered by Dot, an energetic 75-year-young woman who felt led by God to provide a room for me during my studies at Duke Divinity School. Before I could set down my suitcase she led me back outside to her car and […]

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Church Behavior Problems

by: Larry Davies | July 27, 2013

“One God idea is worth more than a thousand good ideas.”  – Mark Battrson   From Group Publishing – A survey found ten dominant behavior patterns of members in struggling churches. Keep reading because I’m also including a pledge that could provide something to make people think about what it means to be a member […]

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Vital Congregation – A Small Example

by: Larry Davies | July 22, 2013

  What does it mean to be a “Vital Congregation?” Does a vital congregation imply lots of people or programs? Can smaller churches be vital too? Recently, I attended a dedication service for a new education wing at Calvary United Methodist Church in Gladys, Virginia. The amazing part about this service is that Calvary is […]

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Ten Books for Summer of 2013 – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | July 15, 2013

Here are the second five of my top ten books for the summer. They are not always religious books but they are interesting and helpful. With each book I enclose information provided by followed by my comments: “Why I recommend this book.”   “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work” by […]

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Ten Books for Summer 2013 – Part One

by: Larry Davies | July 7, 2013

When asked a question, I may not know the answer but I often suggest a helpful book. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for summer of 2013. They are not always religious but they are interesting. The list is in no […]

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