To God’s People: In Times of Gloom… Shine!

Early mid-morning yesterday, reports began trickling in from various sources that Walmart was laying off people from the home office (located here in Bentonville, Arkansas). By day’s end, I think the number was around 850, maybe . Walmart, McDonald’s, and Dunkin’ Donuts were three of the only companies that I had read about in the last month or two that …

Church Attendance Rising During Recession?

I just read an article in Church Solutions about how church attendance seems to be rising during the current recession. This doesn’t surprise me. At Bethel, we’ve experienced a growing attendance, a greater number of prayer requests, and also a greater number of opportunities to minister to suffering families. Anytime God’s people endure difficulty, it provides an opportunity for revival. …