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The Houseguest

I came across this story that got me thinking… A mysterious letter A small family, known as the Harts, living in an average suburban community, received an unusual letter from an unknown distant relative. The letter stated that within the next several weeks they were planning to visit and were appreciative (nice way of saying expectant) of their willingness to provide accommodations. There was no contact information, only a black and white photograph with the grainy picture of an old man. You can only imagine their apprehension, confusion and curiosity. The Harts were a young couple, married less than ten […]

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Calvary Christian Academy Unveils Newly Constructed Fieldhouse

On March 21, 2024, Calvary Christian Academy Fort Lauderdale unveiled its newest building – the Calvary Fieldhouse. During the Grand Opening event, approximately 500 students, parents, staff, donors, and alumni gathered to witness the official ribbon-cutting, praise God for His provision, and tour the completed building, which broke ground in November 2021.  About the Calvary Fieldhouse The two-story, 14,000+ square foot Fieldhouse will elevate the school’s athletic programs and physical education department. Key features include: two collegiate-style locker rooms, an athletic training room, offices and meeting rooms, coaches’ locker rooms, and an inviting Concourse to better serve Eagles’ fans and […]

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4KIDS Staff and Supporters Honor Kevin Enders

During a luncheon at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale on May 29th, 4KIDS staff and community supporters honored Kevin Enders, CEO and President of 4KIDS, as he transitions out of the leadership role he has held for seven years to return to the technology sector full time. “I close this season awestruck by all that God has done in these last seven years and expectant that the best is yet to come for 4KIDS,” said Enders. “I look forward to continuing to be a part of the future of 4KIDS in a new way by serving on the 4KIDS Board of […]

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Students Recognized with Step Up For Students Rising Star Awards

Living Water Christian Academy celebrated the remarkable achievements of three exceptional students, Khloe Deraco, Ava Gunter, and Lucas Torres recently. These bright stars have been nominated and chosen to shine brilliantly at the prestigious Step Up For Students Rising Star Awards Ceremony! Khloe stands out for her incredible growth in reading, Ava’s heart of gold and exemplary character make her dazzle, and Lucas shines with his outstanding prowess in mathematics! Their dedication, hard work, and talent have earned them this well-deserved recognition. Dr. Amanda Torres, Principal, said, “We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and the positive impact they’ve made […]

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Knox Seminary Graduates Encouraged to Cultivate Trust

The 32nd Commencement Ceremony at Knox Theological Seminary was held on Friday, May 10, 2024 at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. Highlighting this year’s commencement was guest speaker Rev. Bill Mitchell, CEO of City Lead. Rev. Mitchell spoke powerfully on the importance of cultivating trust as Christian leaders in our time. Friday’s commencement also featured Knox’s largest graduating class of Doctoral students in the history of the school. Knox is proud to be a choice institution that meets the growing needs of professional and practical equipping among ministry leaders from around the world. Other degrees conferred on Friday […]

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Have You Received Your Divine Degree?

“You must be born again” (John 3:7). Every year graduating high school seniors head off to college in search of a degree that will help open doors of opportunity and pathways of possibility in their chosen field of study. Some pick a particular course of study and pursue it to completion. Others change direction along the way until they find where they fit. But did you know that there is a degree that is available to everyone of any age that transcends what is offered by any college or university? It’s a B.A. from the College of Christ – Born […]

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6 Ways to Engage Your Teen in Healthy Spiritual Rhythms 

With the school bells dismissing kids for summer, the break in normal routine begs the question — how can we, as parents, grandparents, guardians and mentors, use this time strategically to encourage the next generation to engage in healthy spiritual habits in every season?  In OneHope’s Global Youth Culture study, when focusing on data from North America, more than half of surveyed teens said they were Christians, but only 8% displayed traits of engaging in healthy spiritual formation habits, like regularly reading the Bible.  The formative teenage years usher in challenging questions as young people wrestle with direction for their lives, what […]

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Tebow Draws Crowds to Youth for Christ Gala

Youth for Christ Miami and Broward hosted their “Be The Story” banquet at First Baptist Fort Lauderdale on May 2nd, where 400 guests were treated to a phenomenal message by former NFL quarterback and motivational speaker, Tim Tebow. A Miami banquet was also held in April, featuring inspirational student testimonies and breakdance performances by Catalyst hip-hop volunteers! Tia Diaz-Balart, Executive Director of Youth for Christ, said, “The success of both events has been truly uplifting, not only in raising awareness but also in providing vital support for the nearly 5,000 youths we serve across Miami and Broward counties. This will […]

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From Local Student to Global Scholar:  The Transformative Power of a Christian Education

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) has a distinguished track record of fostering international scholars, exemplified by its continued success in prestigious global scholarship programs. In the last seven years alone, PBA alumni have received 17 Fulbright awards. This year, three exceptional graduates — Brody Eldridge, Niang Thang and Kyla Gates — earned the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award. Their achievements will enable them to serve as cultural ambassadors in various countries during the 2024-25 academic year. Additionally, Dr. Ariel Viale, a professor of finance at PBA, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct research and teach in […]

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2024 Vacation Bible School Guide

Churches throughout South Florida have planned spectacular Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs for children in the community to learn about godly virtues through creative, fun activities, such as games, Bible study, adventure times, movies, music and more. Check with your home church to see what they have planned or choose from the following VBS dates, times and locations listed in order of camp date.   Grace Church Boca VBS 600 West Camino Real, Boca Raton June 3 – 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. graceboca.org/grace-kids   Living Water Community Church VBS 1501 Riverland Rd, Fort Lauderdale, June 10 – 14 […]

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