Next Generation

School Is Back in Session… How Is It Going?

School has been back in session for a few weeks. By now, the start of your child’s academic year is either progressing extremely well with no issues; it has been a rough start or a mixture and blend of all experiences (perceived as positive or negative). Whether the start of the school year is going as you expected or not, there is an opportunity to evaluate the academic strengths and areas of growth. As parents we can help our child(ren) be engaged, equipped and empowered to achieve their own unique level of academic success.   A Need to Nurture, not […]

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Young Adults “Rally Loud” at Church by the Glades Conference

Rally Loud was a free two-day event for young adults featuring four unique experiences, live music, and powerful preaching. Under the leadership of twenty-two year old Charlie Hughes, the young adults movement of Church by the Glades called “Rally” was launched in 2019. Given the explosive growth of the ministry over the past three years, Hughes knew they needed to host an event on a larger scale to further reach the community of South Florida — this is how Rally Loud was birthed. Who’s who at Rally Loud Influencers and speakers such as Madison Prewett from ABC’s “The Bachelor,” hit […]

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Church United Discusses Digital Transformation in the Church

Last month Church United hosted a special gathering with Mart Green, of Hobby Lobby, and technologist Ben Elmore, of Intevity, to discuss the changing landscape of missional engagement and the unprecedented evangelistic opportunity that stands before the churches of our region. Mart Green reminded the pastors and ministry leaders in attendance that the opportunity in front of the Church requires a united, collective impact and held up Church United as a national model and example of collaborative impact for gospel advancement. Ben Elmore gave practical insight into how technology is impacting our missional front door. and that while churches have […]

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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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TIU-Florida Partners with Local churches

Pastor Jean Ezekiel welcomed Dean Gene Green of Trinity International University – Florida to the Evangelical Haitian Church of Florida in Miami on Sunday, February 20. Dr. Green talked about the urgent need for teachers in South Florida today and the call to Christians to rise to the challenge. Pastor Ezekiel and TIU-Florida Pastor Ezekiel earned his master’s degree at TIU-Florida, and several members of his congregation are currently students at Trinity Florida, completing their BA degrees. TIU-Florida partners with churches throughout the South Florida community and offers discounts for their members to pursue a Christ-infused education. Trinity International University […]

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5000!

That’s how many vacancies for teachers there are in Florida schools. Nearly 5,000 classroom teachers are needed in addition to the shortage of 4,000 people for support staff positions. 450,000 Florida students began the school year last August without a certified teacher in their classroom. For a variety of reasons teachers are stepping out the profession at an alarming rate – COVID, pay scales, overcrowding in classrooms, contract issues, tensions with parents, burnout, and other factors conspire to leave our young without the educated, wise, and loving teachers they need. A National Education Association survey found that a full 55% […]

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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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Locking Arms to Serve Our Community

On January 17 when the alarm clock sounds, some Americans will sit up grudgingly to face Monday morning, then plop back onto the pillow in relief when they remember it’s a federal holiday. But at Palm Beach Atlantic University, students will hop out of bed anyhow, not wanting to be late for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. We expect about 300 students to climb onto buses heading out to various volunteer service sites organized by the University’s office of “Workship.” That’s PBA’s award-winning community service program, so named by combining the words work and worship. From the founding […]

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Is It Truly More Blessed To Give Than Receive?

“More blessed to give rather than receive?” You’ve got to be kidding! What kind of a statement is that? That’s ridiculous! Of course it’s more awesome to receive than it is to give. That’s what we’ve been taught all our lives. That’s what makes us feel good isn’t it; getting more things?   What’s your appetite? But what if it were true? It’s kind of like eating vegetables. Once I was taught to eat them I eventually liked them. Then I really liked them. Then I discovered that I felt better when I ate my vegetables. It actually made me […]

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Resurrecting Advent

I love the days leading up to Christmas. Visiting family, enjoying great food, and seeing the anticipation for Christmas grow in my grandchildren are a few of my favorite things about this time of year. However, what I enjoy most is the celebration centered around Christ’s birth. Every year there seems to be an uproar over when it’s considered too early to begin the Christmas season. Some put away the fall decor and break out the Christmas tree weeks before Thanksgiving. Others wait until the Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone before even considering making the holiday transition. While some prepare […]

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