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  • September 19 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 19, 2021
    Destroying Intimacy Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scr...
  • Week 3 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 16, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • September 12 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 12, 2021
    Developing Intimacy Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scr...
  • Week 2 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 9, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • September 5 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 5, 2021
    Why Vulnerability? Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scri...
  • Hurricane Ida Relief Thursday, September 2, 2021
    Friends in Christ, I hope that you and all your friends and family on the Gulf Coast were safe and secure as Hurricane Ida passed through, leaving destructive flooding and wind damage in its wake....
  • Week 1 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 2, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • Try Vulnerability Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares why she struggles with vulnerability. I don’t understand vulnerability. There. I said it. I’ve seen all of Brene Brown’s Netflix specials, watched a few...
  • Jesus as Lord Monday, August 30, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares what it means to her when she says, "Jesus is Lord." In G.F. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” my favorite and the most thrilling part from the ...
  • August 29 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 29, 2021
    Jesus as Lord Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scripture...
  • Jesus as Prophet Sunday, August 22, 2021
    Rev. Bill Mauldin shares why he loves exploring who Jesus was as a prophet: I have always liked a little bit of danger; I think it adds a little spice to life. As a teen I really enjoyed...
  • August 22 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 22, 2021
    Jesus as Prophet Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested script...
  • Jesus as Teacher Monday, August 16, 2021
    Rev. Doug Meyer shares the qualities of a good teacher and how Jesus exemplified the role of teacher. For me there are few things more fun than a class with an animated engaging teacher: one w...
  • August 15 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 15, 2021
    Jesus as Teacher Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested script...
  • Jesus as Friend Monday, August 9, 2021
    Rev. Daniel Humbert  shares his understanding of who Jesus is as a man, focusing on his role as a friend: I have been tremendously fortunate to have had many close friends throughout ...

Everyone is Human

I am Shawana. Pray with me today: May we rise out of our own fears. May we see a face on the street we don't know and love them as Jesus taught us to love. Put your hands in it. It is one thing to send money to a cause or to hear about a cause, but it is far more rewarding for all involved if everyone is reaching in and digging deep. A community can see real change then. The Dallas Bethlehem Center was a community center when I was growing up. I'm happy to see it alive and... Read More
at Friday, March 31, 2017

Hope in the Garden

I am Glenda. Pray with me today: I pray for God to give me strength to get through the trials and tribulations in my own life. I put my trust in him. I thank him for the strength to get through each day and for places in our community where we can stay busy and be positive. I used to pick pecans out front of the Bethlehem Center. They have some really large trees and I enjoyed the activity and the shade. One Saturday I decided to bring the kids up to the center for breakfast. George... Read More
at Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Don't Believe Everything

I am Mark. Pray with me today: Lord, help me be your child in this world. May I show others the same saving grace that you have afforded. May I be an agent of change in your world to turn eyes to you. I'm the Deputy Chief of Community Prosecution in Community Courts in the City of Dallas, the Pastor of Victory Baptist Church, and recently appointed Municipal Court Judge for the City of Dallas. South Dallas is home to me. My wife is a principal here and my kids are being educated here.... Read More
at Saturday, March 25, 2017

Being a Backyard Missionary

Jane Parker discovered that she can be a missionary in her own town. Have you found your passion in God's kingdom? After I retired from 30 years as a classroom teacher, I was substituting at a middle school one day when I heard a Hispanic student call an Asian student, "Hey, Chin!" At that time, I didn't know anything about the Burmese, Christian minority people of Chin State from northwestern Burma (now Myanmar). I thought the offending student was calling his... Read More
at Thursday, March 23, 2017

It's a Job. That's Enough.

I am LeKendric. Pray with me today: Lord, thank you for the gift of a job. May those that I meet in their homes or on the street find hope in your glory and grace. I'm not one to talk too much. I've lived my life and made my mistakes. I grew up right here in South Dallas and in Oak Cliff. My story is the same as many around these parts, I suppose. I lost a brother in high school to gang violence and life wasn't always perfect. I'm married now and have a son and a... Read More
at Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Introverted Pastor

Rev. Daniel Humbert is an introverted pastor...how does that work? Read his thoughts: I have a confession to make. I need your utmost love and forgiveness! I need to know it's safe for me to make this confession. I need to trust you with this confession. Will you love me even though I make this confession? Here's the confession. I am an introvert! I'm not shy. I'm an introvert. What I mean is that I would rather be reading a book or be with... Read More
at Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Unite to Say No

I am Mark. Pray with me today: Be with our children. Be with their parents. Help all of us to show love and support to those who most need it in our communities. Want to come to South Dallas? Come on down. Not as a savior but as a brother and sister in Christ. This community wants that. We want people who want to come down and partner with us as brothers and sisters in Christ. We need more people in our community to advocate at City Hall for more police officers. Not just patrol, but to be... Read More
at Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I Knew the Cowboys

I am Steven. Pray with me today: Lord, give me the strength to do your work in South Dallas. May I help this community build to a better future for all of those that live here. I've spent my life in Alabama. I'm an only child and close to my family so when I graduated from college and told them that I wanted to go away for a year, they were unsure. I decided to join AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteers in Service Towards America and was told I would be serving in South Dallas for one... Read More
at Friday, March 17, 2017

Asha, from Somalia

Vic Heatter served with Refugee Services of Texas and will never forget the experience: I became interested in refugees as I learned about our wandering spiritual ancestors in the Hebrew testament and about God's directions to them: Abraham, the stranger in a strange land, Joseph in Egypt. Sometimes they were hungry, other times searching or escaping. When the Jews were settled, God told them to "remember" that they were once strangers. He told them to be fair to the... Read More
at Thursday, March 16, 2017

Children Will Feel Loved

I am Marianne. Pray with me today: May jobs be created in this community so that our children can someday earn an honest living. May they have a lifetime of blessings in their hometown to look forward to. After 17 years of teaching, I was asked by the Assistant Superintendent to develop a program to help kids in danger of dropping out of high school finish their degrees. We had a group of 18-year-old students who had been double retained in elementary school and were only at a sophomore... Read More
at Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Feeding the Flock

I am Mark. Pray with me today: Grant the faith leaders in South Dallas strength to move past their own worldly desires to be a beacon of hope and truth for a community. Unite us as one. The Faith Coalition started by the Zip Code Connection is a group who has a group of church leaders from all denominations who have come together to clean up the community, share information and really get to know each other. Some of the pastors live here but not all do. When we come to work, we come to... Read More
at Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Name is on Your Name

I am Shawana. Pray with me today: Peace Lord, help your people find peace. I pray for the parents of the children in this community. May they teach their children about respect and instill good morals in them so that this community may find joy in peace. Summertime was my favorite growing up. There were several recreation centers in South Dallas that offered free activities for children and we had so many great times doing art, music, playing volleyball or tether ball. Growing up in the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, March 10, 2017

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