First Priority, 4KIDS and Saints Celebrate 25 Years of Ministry

In school, at home and on the field, three important South Florida ministries have been reaching kids with the love of Christ for 25 Years. First Priority of South Florida shares the gospel with students at public school clubs, then equips them to reach their campuses for Christ. 4KIDS began in response to the foster care crisis, providing hope for kids in crisis with the vision of a home for every child. And Saints Homeschool P.E., founded by Coach Rick Andreassen, ministers to the heart of the child through sports, embodying the slogan “Where Jesus is Lord and Every Child […]

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Miami Rescue Mission Celebrates 100 Years!

Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers known as The Caring Place will celebrate 100 years serving the homeless and needy with the “I CARE” 100th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 15th at the Signature Grand in Davie. Describing it as the “Big, Bold, Beautiful Centennial Celebration,” the Rev. Ronald Brummitt, president of the Miami Rescue Mission, said there’s been “miracle after miracle” for the Kingdom of God since its founding in 1922 when the original couple arrived in Miami in a horse-drawn carriage, being obedient to the Lord. The mission has always put God first in its outreaches, sharing the gospel […]

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Creating a Culture to Positively Impact Lives, BrandStar Gladly Pays It Forward

A highly successful production studio and integrated marketing company, BrandStar is using its forces for good, supporting local charities and going beyond to impact the South Florida community. Founded by Christian businessmen Mark Alfieri and partner Doug Campbell, BrandStar’s client list includes fortune 500 companies such as Home Depot, Microsoft, Ford, Amazon and Google, and local clients such as the Levan Center of Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Yet they’ve also harnessed their talent behind nonprofits, giving back to the community through organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Gateway Community Outreach, Live the Life South […]

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BRANSON CARES: How the Entertainment Industry is Leading a Community to Make a Global Impact

In the center of America’s heartland, Branson, Missouri, has embraced a mission to help children with severe disabilities across the globe through an initiative aptly titled BRANSON CARES. Dubbed “The Live Entertainment Capital of America,” Branson attracts more than 9 million visitors a year to experience thrilling attractions and the outdoor beauty of the Ozarks in a hospitable, family-friendly environment. But it’s the theater industry in Branson that’s leading the charge by inviting audiences to join the community in donating to Hope Haven International Ministries, an organization that provides free pediatric wheelchairs to children who would otherwise be without mobility. […]

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National Day of Prayer Events to Be Held on May 5th

Prayer gatherings are being rallied throughout the country to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The theme verse for this year’s observance is “Exalt the Lord who established us” from Colossians 2:6-7. This year the NDP Task Force is joining forces with Pray.com to host a prayer gathering for our […]

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Good News Applauds Women of Distinction 2022

“Many women do noble things, but… a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised,” declares Proverbs 31:29 -30. This well-known chapter describes a remarkable woman involved in all facets of her community, active in the marketplace, involved in charity and managing the affairs of her household. She is a woman of distinction. This month, in conjunction with Mother’s Day, Good News applauds five women of distinction who are leaders in our faith community. Read their thoughts on their calling along with a few words of advice.   Elizabeth Mitchell Boca Raton Community Church   A talented author and […]

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Calvary Chapel Provides Care for Ukrainian Refugees in Europe

While the world watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine in horror and more than 3.7 million people fled across the borders for safety, the team at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale reached out to their friends in the region to lend a hand. Beyond prayer, the congregation has raised more than $300,000 to benefit those affected by the conflict and sent teams into the region to provide aid. Through collaboration with their global ministry partners, Calvary immediately secured a castle near Frankfurt, Germany that could house up to 75 families. They’re also securing multiple locations in Italy, including a hotel that […]

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National Christian Foundation South Florida Disperses $700,000 to Aid Ukrainian Refugees

As news broke of the crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the National Christian Foundation of South Florida (NCF) immediately activated their Disaster Relief and Crisis Fund to financially support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and the surrounding countries. To date, the fund has dispersed more than $300,000 to well-vetted organizations who work with the local church in Ukraine and countries most affected, providing immediate hope, help and healing as well as long-term relief and recovery. An additional $400,000 has been disperse through individual donor-directed funds at NCF to charities doing work in the region, according to Stephan Tchividjian, […]

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UM National Champion and NFL Wide Receiver Daryl Jones Now Plays on A Different Field

The trajectory was clear. A high school All American, captain of the Miami Hurricanes 2001 National Championship team, drafted to the NY Giants, then wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, Daryl Jones was looking forward to playing football for a long time until God intercepted his NFL career. Now an author, speaker and pastor of The Rock Fellowship, the growing congregation he planted in Miami Lakes, Dr. Daryl Jones is on a mission “to glorify God by making disciples to take back the world.” Following in the footsteps of his mentor Dr. Tony Evans, he’s also taken the gospel message […]

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Forman Family Legacy Spans 100 Years in Florida

The Forman name is a fixture in South Florida, affixed to education buildings and parks and drawing respect within the community. Hamilton McClure Forman and Blanche Collins Forman were pioneers from Illinois who pitched a tent in the Everglades in 1910 on land they bought sight unseen. When growing potatoes proved difficult, they started South Florida’s first dairy farm in 1914 in what is now Davie and were the first tenders of the Sewell Lock on the New River Canal at Davie Road. Their sons, Hamilton C. Forman and Charles R. Forman, together with their wives influenced the development of […]

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