In this lesson, David talked about churches facing declining numbers especially among their youth. This is the first lesson in our summer series “Facing Life’s Storms.”
David Banning has labored as a gospel preacher for over 30 years. He has worked with churches in Huntsville, TX, Joliet, IL, Orlando, FL, and Birmingham, AL. David and his wife, Heidi, work with the Dowlen Road church of Christ in Beaumont, TX. In addition to serving as an evangelist, David also serves as an elder. In addition to his work at Dowlen Road, David conducts weekend Bible workshops for teenagers and teacher training seminars for those who work with teens.
The responsibilities of the local eldership are much more than making the occasional decisions for the congregation. While it is true the current eldership has made several physical improvements to the meeting place, as well as making the decision toread more
We are told nothing about the beginning of the church in Smyrna; the book of Revelation contains the only mention of this church. Since Smyrna was about 35 miles north of Ephesus, it may have been established while Paul wasread more