Who teaches and preaches and disciples? Usually, the pastor. But according to Ephesians 4, a pastor's true goal should be to equip the body to take on these ministry tasks. Thursday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Pastor Micah Fries shares how you can manage expectations, lead well and pastor biblically without taking on an overloaded work schedule.
Open Doors USA just announced their 2020 World Watch List—a ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous and difficult to be a Christian. They say China is at the top of their list and is headed toward a catastrophic human rights nightmare. Thursday, on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Open Doors President, David Curry joins the show to share what we can do about it and how we can pray for the persecuted Church.
Bring your family and friends to an exciting evening of hope. The Decision America Tour will include prayer for your community and our nation, live music by Jeremy Camp and a powerful message from Franklin Graham. On Thursday Mornings with Eric and Brigitte will feature special guest, Franklin Graham, who will be speaking that evening and encouraging all Christians to boldly live out their faith in these challenging times.
Micah Fries is Senior pastor of Brainerd Baptist in Chattanooga, TN. Prior to serving at Brainerd, he worked at LifeWay Christian Resources. He served as a senior pastor in Missouri and a church planter in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Micah is currently a PHD student, studying missiology at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Micah is married to Tracy, and they have two daughters, Grace and Kessed, and a son, Haddon.
As Open Doors USA President and CEO, Dr. David Curry advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. He provides leadership to Open Doors USA on its mission to strengthen and equip Christians living under extreme restrictions, while encouraging them to remain strong in their faith. Since assuming the role of CEO in August 2013, David has traveled extensively to the field to encourage those living under persecution and support the work of Open Doors. He appears frequently on Fox News and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, is also president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The fourth of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham’s five children, Franklin is the author of several books, including the bestselling autobiography Rebel with a Cause and the 2013 release of Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts. He and his wife, Jane Austin, live in Boone, North Carolina, and have four children and twelve grandchildren.
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