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There are several types of cruises, depending on the activities which are offered by the ship. Some cruises are meant for parties, which are held privately by important people. On the other hand, there are some cruises which sail off to islands and other exotic locations. There are also some cruises which are educational in nature and cater to students who are out on educational trips. Recently, there is a new type of cruise. This one prepares activities which are centered on the words and teachings of Christ. This type of trip is known as a Christian cruise, wherein all of the passengers are Christians. Christian cruises are contracted mainly for affairs or events which are held by Christian organizations. You can choose to travel with your whole family, wherein there will be activities for you and your kids. If you are not yet married, you can join Christian singles cruises.

A Christian family cruise can be centered on a specific theme. It may be centered on bible studies, wherein the activities will be about the teachings of Christ. There are times when the cruise concentrates on the lecturer or the speaker of the event. If you are joining a cruise together with a preacher, you might want to know more about this person before you sign up for the trip. Joining a Christian cruise can be very fun for the entire family. This is a great chance for you and your children to strengthen your faith in God and your bond with each other. You will get to meet other Christians your age. Your kids will get to interact with other children who are brought up the same way they are. This type adventure is guaranteed wholesome since the activities are based on Christian belief and teachings.

If you are thinking of spending the summer on a Mediterranean cruise, why not travel with Living Passages. This is a Christian group which collaborates with other non-profitable organizations, media companies, and organizers of affairs or conferences. Living Passages already has planned a cruise for the summer, and it will be sailing Paul’s Mediterranean on board a luxury tall-sail ship. Your entire family, together with other Christian passengers, will be provided with amenities and activities which are typical of a real sailing adventure on a private ship. Your group will also get to enjoy private family tour and teachings which are centered on Christianity. Even if you are boarding a luxurious 5-star ship, you have no need to dress in formal clothes. You can dress in your most casual outfit since the atmosphere of the event is relaxed and comfortable.

Through this Greek Island cruise, you will be sailing to Athens; followed by Mars Hill. The next stop would be Pergamum, which is a sight of 7 important churches. You will also get to check out Ephesus, the place where Paul conveyed a moving sermon. Then you will visit Patmos to view the cave wherein John has been sent away. One of the places that you will go to is Delos Island; where you will witness the “Throne of Moses”. If you want to extend your cruise, you can join a trip to Malta where the anchors of Paul have been discovered. This adventure is not entirely about Bible teachings and studies. You will also get to enjoy the beaches of the Mediterranean.

If you are thinking of spending the summer on a Mediterranean cruise , why not travel with Living Passages. A Christian family cruise can be centered on a specific theme.

I plan to put on a Free christian concert and I need corporate sponsors to help fund the event.

Christian University Lecture Series Discusses Islam and the West
Public invited to series of George Fox University-hosted sessions that will help attendees understand the current controversies surrounding Islam.

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Stonecroft Ministries Initiates a Global Conversation
KANSAS CITY, MO, Sept. 20 / Christian Newswire / — On Saturday, October 2, Stonecroft Ministries will launch Impact ’10 ~ Stir–a live, four-hour, interactive, web-streaming conversation about evangelism.

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Depending on the theme of the cruise, there are various kinds of cruises. If you want to travel with your partner, you can join a honeymoon cruise. On the other hand, you can book a holiday cruise if you want to spend the summer in an exotic location. This is similar to island cruises which provide you a tour of beautiful island destinations. There are some schools which allow their students to take an educational cruise through historical locations. However, there is an uplifting kind of cruise wherein you will have the chance to strengthen your belief in God. Known as a Christian cruise, you will be able to take part of activities which revolve around the teachings and the words of Christ. This type of cruise trip is mainly licensed for events that are being held by religious or Christian groups. Christian cruises cater to singles, married individuals, seniors, families, and retreat groups.

Among all the forms of religious cruises, the Christian family cruise is perhaps the best. This is due to the fact that you will be able to enjoy learning more about your religion together with your spouse and your children. This is an affair for the family which will definitely be most memorable and fruitful. Most of the times, a Christian cruise is led by a preacher or a speaker. They are the ones who initiate the teachings and the seminars being held. When you take part of a cruise for the whole family, you are not only redefining your belief in your religion. You are also strengthening your relationship with the entire members of your family. What is more, you are providing your children the opportunity to discover the wonders of Christ’s teachings. Through the activities of this kind of cruise, you will be able to enjoy fully without worrying about things that might corrupt the mind of your kids.

When you are planning a summer outing with your family, opt for the Mediterranean cruise of Living Passages. This Christian organization cooperates with other groups which are non-profitable. It also teams up with religious event organizers and media groups. If you are interested in sailing the Mediterranean, join Living Passages for the summer. It will hold its Footsteps to Paul cruise, on board a grand private ship. Your group will be offered with activities that nourish the soul. On the other hand, the amenities are distinctive of private yachts. This means that you will get to enjoy luxury service. The whole trip will tour you around places where important events in the Bible have happened.

Since you will be joining a Greek Island cruise, you will be sailing to locations within the Mediterranean. Your first destination will be Athens. Then you will sail to Mars Hill, and then to Pergamum. The latter holds seven important churches. Your cruise will also visit Ephesus. This is the location where Paul has given his touching sermon. After Ephesus, you will go to Patmos; wherein the exile cave of John is found. You will also have the chance to check out the “Throne of Moses”, which is located at Delos Island. If you want to participate in the cruise’ Malta celebration, you can extend your trip.

Known as a Christian cruise , you will be able to take part of activities which revolve around the teachings and the words of Christ. Among all the forms of religious cruises, the Christian family cruise is perhaps the best.

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I have recently been thrusted into the position of Event Coordinator for our Men’s Ministry at church. Although I am terribly excited about this I am also very nervous. Does anyone have any ideas for me on either planning events or attending them? I am expected to plan one event every two months. I was born and raised in Miami, FL. but am now living in Morgantown, WV so please keep the landscape in mind.

why the christian monopoly ? we always see many speakers speaking on god, bible and stories about god’s mercy(i doubt they are true)..why not atheist shows , speaker shows who speaks what they want to ?

While I was watching the Inauguration of President Obama I noticed that while they had Christian speakers they didn’t have any other representatives from the other major religions that compose our country and it got me thinking.
So, your opinions on the whole thing?
Accidently in love: How can you say it was built on Christianity? It wasn’t! The people who founded our country were not just Christian, many were Agnostic. Just because some ideas influenced the founding doesn’t mean we were built on it. AND if you want to say that, Christianity was influenced by so many other older beliefs.
websparrow2000: I do know that they swore on that, but seeing as we have yet to have any president that would be open about another religion other than Christianity it doesn’t bother me. What would bother me would be if a Hindu was elected and they made him swear on that.

VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the Problem Science has
with GOD, the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . ..

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL -POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.
But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent )

Professor : You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, Young Fella.
Is GOD Good?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . GOD . …
Professor : That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this World?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything.Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer)

Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?
All these terrible things exist in the World, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who Created them ?

(Student had no answer)

Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.
Tell me, son . .. Have you ever Seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD,Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?
Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir.I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol,
Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor : Yes,Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.

(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat,White Heat,
a Little Heat or No Heat.
But we don’t have anything called Cold.
We can hit458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can’t go any further afterthat.
There is no such thing as Cold.
Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.
We cannot Measure Cold.
Heat is Energy.
Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

(There was Pin-Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre)

Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?
Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn’t Darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir.
Darkness is the Absence of Something
You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . .
But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn’t it?
In reality, Darkness isn’t.
If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.
You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD.
You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure.
Sir, Science can’t even explain a Thought.
It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.
To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that
Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.
Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a Monkey?
Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course,I do.
Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a Smile,beginning to realize where the Argument was going )

Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and
Cannot even prove that this Process is an On-Going Endeavor,
Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir?
Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?

(The Class was in Uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor’s Brain?

(The Class broke out into Laughter )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s Brain, Felt it,touched or Smelt it? . . .
No one appears to have done so.
So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable,Demonstrable P

How to Plan a Successful Event

Successful events don’t just happen – they’re the result of planning. The bigger the event, the bigger the plan. Just because Christian events are usually run by volunteers doesn’t mean you can get away with less planning. The more effort you put in beforehand, the more successful your event will be.

Here are the key issues you need to think about when planning your event.

1. Choose an event people want to come to

You don’t want people coming to your event just because they’re supporting their church. You want them to come because they want to be there, because the event is so compelling they can’t afford to miss it. Whether it’s a concert or teaching event, a visiting speaker or a drama production, make sure the content will appeal to the people you expect to be there.

2. Know who your event is aimed at

A Christian music festival will attract a very difference audience from a book launch event or a charity fund-raiser.

The way you plan your event will be heavily influenced by the sort of people you expect to attend. Will they be mainly people from your church? Are you expecting lots of non-Christians? What will the typical age be? For children’s events the expected age-group will be obvious. But for others it won’t be – so you need to think about it.

3. Choose the right date

Spend time with your calendar when you plan the event. Make sure you know how it will fit in with school holidays, public holidays and other local happening. You don’t want to schedule a major youth event to discover it clashes with something similar elsewhere. Booking a training day on a bank holiday weekend will probably reduce the number of people able to attend. Plan your dates to maximise the availability of your target audience.

4. Estimate the numbers attending

How many people do you expect to come to your event? Don’t get over-ambitious. If you hope a hundred will come, plan for fifty. It would be better to have your event over-subscribed, and even to turn people away, than to run something with lots of empty seats. If you need to repeat it to meet demand, it’s a success.

5. Choose the right venue

There are plenty of issues involved in finding the right place for your event. Does the venue have the right atmosphere? Can you make the changes necessary for your event – staging, lighting and the like. Is the venue easy to get to by public transport and is there enough car parking available? What impact will your event have on the venue neighbours?

6. Finance

Every event involves some costs, even Christian events run in church buildings by volunteers. You need to make a list of all these costs – refreshments, equipment hire, travel expenses, printing of publicity materials and more. How will the expenses be covered? Will you be charging an entrance fee or expecting donations, or is the church paying all the bills? If you expect to raise money from tickets or gifts, what happens if you don’t get enough?

7. Marketing

You need to use marketing methods that will be picked up by your target audience. For a concert aimed at teenages, for example, use Facebook and text messages as well as more traditional methods. Make sure your marketing material gives people all the information they need – where, when, how much and most importantly – why they need to be there! The quality of your marketing material will set an expectation for the quality of the event.

8. Build a Great Team

Unless you’re organising a very small event, you’re going to need help. You’ll need people to work on the planning, the preparation, on the day and with clearing up. You also want people to pray and perhaps support financially. Put together a team as soon as possible. Don’t just ask your church for volunteers – identify who you think the right people are and ask them directly. People respond much more positively to a direct personal request.

Yadah Christian Events Network
http://www.ycen.co.uk

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