Jesus, the Gate, and Young Adults Entering into Revival
Feb13

Jesus, the Gate, and Young Adults Entering into Revival

“I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.” ― John Wesley, from How to Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer John Wesley, William Carey, Hudson Taylor, Grace Wilder and Lottie Moon: five young men and women, in their mid-twenties, whom God used to start the fires of revival within their respective generation. The legacies of these missionary heroes, of one hundred years ago, burn within the hearts of a new generation seeking revival in our own age. Fort Wayne, known as “the city of churches” currently has several university campuses, dozens of hipster coffee shops, and numerous Christian churches, that are filled with young adults, young professionals, and young families who are not asking the question of whether or not faith is real. Instead, the spiritual question of the day is “does faith work?” Those whom sociologist call “millennials”, or those born between the years of 1982-2002 roughly speaking, represent the largest generation ever to live in American history. Some statisticians say we number close to 80 million! But this is a generation that is incredibly optimistic, seeks an adventure in life, and has a growing interest in the supernatural. If you resonate with the kind of faith I’m describing here; a faith that works, takes risks, expects to see miracles, and is radical enough to desire complete obedience in order to see our city transformed by the power of the Gospel, then I’d encourage you to come check out the Gate. The Gate is Fort Wayne’s new young adult ministry gathering. At the Gate we will seek God’s face in an extended time of worship, reflect on his Word with a practical and relevant teaching, and activate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a time of prayer ministry. The name “the Gate” is a prophetic reference to John 10:9, and signifies an entry point to a “full life” in Jesus. We exist to equip college students, and twenty-something’s in the following four ways: * Encounter God in prayer and worship * Experience Authentic Community * Engage Your World on Mission * Enter a Full Life in Jesus We are launching our new ministry this Sunday evening, February 15th, from 6 -8:00pm and will meet at Pathway Community Church, located at 11910 Shearwater Run Fort Wayne, IN 46845. Connect with us online and get updates: Twitter @TheGate_FW Instagram @TheGate_FW Facebook      ...

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Indiana Buddhist Temple – Living Mindfully
May06

Indiana Buddhist Temple – Living Mindfully

This article was written by Bhante Devananda at the Indiana Buddhist Temple. Indiana Buddhist Temple is a meditation learning center located in Fort Wayne vicinity, Indiana. In June 28, 2003, the temple was founded by Venerable Thalangama Devananda (Bhante Devananda). Bhante always emphasizes that the temple is open to all religious beliefs, cultures and backgrounds. Bhante Devananda is the Abbot of Indiana Buddhist Temple. The temple is designated as a spiritual place to find peace, contentment, loving kindness, and compassion. Learning Buddhism to us is a path of self-discovery and education on life on how to live mindfully. Living mindfully is profound knowledge that comes by gradual trainings, gradual practices & gradual progresses. Improving oneself first, will eventually improve everything else, but it requires a great deal of patience, self-discipline, loving-kindness, compassion, and facing the insight that will inevitably surface. Discussing about practical matters, the Dhamma (Dharma = the teaching of the Buddha) mentioned strategies of living mindfully. The first is diligence, focused efforts in everything you undertake. Most goals are achievable by consistent efforts, such as going to school and doing well. Rewards are to those who persevere. Everyone should make the best effort in everything one undertakes. The most important part is to be kind with yourself regardless of the results. The second is common senses financial management. With limited resources, we need to mindfully manage our assets built with our efforts by practicing intelligent financial management. Providing a financial safety net for the future is important for peaceful mind now and later. What you earn with efforts should be dispensed mindfully. This encompasses concepts of living within one’s means and saving part of earnings for a rainy day. With wealth acquired in harmless ways, one divides such wealth: the first portion is used for one’s needs. The second portion is spent on business needs. The third portion is also spent on advancing proper livelihood. The fourth portion goes into savings for times of need. The third is sustainment of good companionships and avoidance of negative relationships. A dear companion is one who sees all matters in terms of safeguarding your best interests. It is one who gives what is hard to give. One does what is hard to do. One endures what is hard to endure. One reveals their secrets to you. One keeps your secrets. When misfortunes strike, one stays by your side and is driven by compassion and loving kindness, watching over you unwearyingly. When you’re down, one gives you courage. A companion endowed with these seven qualities is worth companionship. So Buddhism is not all focusing exclusively on nirvana and transcendence, but a prescription...

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