Christian Voice Monthly

Sandi Patty and Natalie Grant To Perform Concert At Bell Shoals Baptist

Narrow Gate Productions presents Tampa Bay’s biggest night of Inspirational music with Christian music’s leading ladies:  Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty.  The concert is the first of its kind for Grant and Patty and is being considered in the industry one of the Christian concert events of the year. “Natalie and I are so excited(…)

Ella Chadwell Sings Jazz With A Purpose

By Kathy L. Collins Ella Chadwell of Valrico is a singer, she is a wife and mother, and she is active in her church and community. This long-time area resident recorded her first gospel album in 1988. “Ella” was produced and arranged by Nashville producer, Rick Powell. “Ella” has been digitally remastered and is available(…)

Men’s Ministry Seeks Transportation Donations

By Michelle Colesanti Responsible Apostolic Men (R.A.M.) is a Ministry of Men at Calvary Tabernacle Church. This ministry adheres to the biblical principles of James 1:27, “Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” According to(…)

Live Like You Mean It- Open the Floodgates of Heaven

By Derek Maul May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth (Psalm 72:6) “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.” (Isaiah 45:8)(…)

Ask Dr. Reba- How to Improve Your Listening Skills

By Dr. Reba Haley Often when individuals communicate, they do not listen to what the other person is saying because they are so busy thinking about what they are going to say to defend themselves or respond.  Listening is one of the most important skills that a person can have. How well an individual listens(…)

Christian Mentoring Program Looks To The Brandon Community For Help

By Libby Hopkins Six years ago, Stacia Hepburn was called to help children in need, orphaned, abused and neglected. Hepburn started I Matter Too, an organization that mentors and tutors children through the love of Jesus Christ. “Every day, we hear the stories of  children who have been severely abused and see the struggles they(…)

Community Comes Together to Raise Awareness for Foster Children

By Libby Hopkins Try seeing life through the eyes of a foster child. Would you want to walk a mile in their shoes? Unless you have, you have no idea what their life is like. That’s the mind-set that Lorita Shirley, executive director of Eckerd Community Alternatives had when she formed the idea to host(…)

Immanuel Lutheran School Celebrates 33 Years of Christian Education

By Libby Hopkins Immanuel Lutheran School was founded in 1980 as a ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brandon. It strives for academic excellence through a strong partnership of home, school and church. Betsy Proeschel, an admissions counselor at the school, believes the reason the students excel is because of the involvement of the families.(…)

Waiting on the Lord – Priceless

By Ray Lynch How do you feel about waiting for a long time for something? Waiting is not a strong character trait for many. Instant gratification through credit and debit cards— which separates the pleasure of the purchase from the pain of the payment— has created a culture of impulsive shoppers. We don’t pray about(…)

Vacation Bible School 2013 – Hillsborough County

DoDad’s Wild Bible Adventures This year’s VBS program at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church will be DoDad’s Wild Bible Adventures, taking place from Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2.  Returning from last summer are the coolest professors on the planet, Professor DoDad, Professor Bud, and Professor Lulu. They will team up with OJ the gorilla to(…)