• 00:16

    Social Networking in Schools – Can Schools Demand Passwords

    in Legal

    Employers are not the only ones demanding social media passwords – schools are doing so too.  There has been lots of media attention about this – resulting in a surge of legislative activity on the issue.  In Illinois, a new law went into effect this year allowing school officials to have access to passwords to students’ social media accounts in certain situations.  The concern, of course, is how this impacts a student’s right to privacy under the Constitution and state laws.  This podcast with Kelly Anderson will explore the new law and how it could affect your children.

  • 00:23

    First Christian Church with Gary Cox

    in Religion

    Churches of the USA welcomes Gary Cox, Senior Pastor at First Christian Church in Fort Myers, Florida, to talk about anything and everything about the church. Listen in as he shares the church history, worship style, congregation makeup, youth groups, and kids’ program.

    Gary was born in Kentucky. He went to Seminary in Cincinnati. He met his wife at his first ministry in Cleaves, Ohio. Gary and Linda have been married for 36 years, have three children and six grandchildren. Gary had Worship and Youth ministries in Kentucky and Indiana before moving to Fort Myers in 1989. He has led in several roles at First Christian. He was the Discipleship Pastor, the Small Groups Pastor, and the Children’s Pastor before being asked to be the Senior Preaching Pastor in 1995. Gary’s passion is people. His hobbies are anything that you can do with other people. He loves adventure and has driven tanks, sky dived, been on a cattle drive, participated in triathlons, built schools and churches in Africa, Russia, Honduras, and Dominican Republic. His life verse? Philippians 1:27 – “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”

    Follow Gary on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • 02:00

    The 7 Churches Of The Book Of Revelation

    in The Bible

    The vision that John saw. The seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation have great importance to bible believers living in these last days. They are a record of that which was, that which is, and that which is to come. In this live, two-hour KJV bible study program, we will be looking at God's amazing plan for our dispensation, how it started and how it will come to an end. This week's prophecy updates are in the last half hour, live chat rooom where we answer your questions live on-air!

    With your radio host and bible teacher, Geoffrey Grider of Now The End Begins.

    "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." Revelation 2:29

  • 00:25

    Central Christian Church with Rich Franz

    in Religion

    Churches of the USA welcomes Rich Franz, Preaching Minister at Central Christian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, to talk about anything and everything about the church. Listen in as he shares the church history, worship style, congregation makeup, youth groups, and kids’ programs.

    Rich came to Central Christian Church in February of 2009. He attended Florida Christian College (now Johnson University Florida) where he graduated in 1993. He has a passion for teaching the Word and being involved in missions. Rich and his wife Alisa have two teenage children who keep their life very active outside of ministry. When not involved in ministry activities, Rich enjoys some relaxing time while fishing. Since coming to the Lord in his high school years, Rich has had a passion for students and children and believes these ministries to be the most important ministries for the future of the church. Central is involved in mentoring young people to be leaders of God’s church today.

    Check out the Central Christian Church website.

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  • 01:02

    Charter Schools in Churches: Religion & Modern World

    in Culture

    Do schools belong in churches? Should publicly funded schools be allowed to rent space in a church?
    Discussion is based on the following article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/us/when-charter-schools-are-in-churches-conflict-is-in-the-air.html?src=xps

  • 00:31

    #093 How Churches Can Support Public Schools

    in Education

    The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4000 schools participating.

    Live from Brunswick County, North Carolina, we will be talking to Pat Litzinger, Congregations For Children District Coordinator, Harbor District, NC Conference of The United Methodist Church. Many churches are reaching out to the public schools in their community outreach. Watch D.O.G.S. provides an opportunity to organizations within the school community including churches to serve local children without "re-inventing the wheel". Of course local school policy and practice dictates how this is managed, but the Watch D.O.G.S. program is a great foundation to build upon. We will also be joined by New Hanover County, NC Commissioner Jonathan Barfield and Top Dog Coordinator, Scott Diggs.

    Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.

    Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.

  • 00:31

    Creating Places of Welcome in Schools, Churches and Communities

    in Family

    On this episode, we will be speaking with Barbara J. Newman, from the CLC Network. The CLC Network has provided support for including people of various abilities in faith-based schools, charter schools and churches nationwide since 1979.

    Barbara J Newman is a church and school consultant for CLC Network. She is the author of “Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities”, “The Easter Book”, “Autism and Your Church”, “Any Questions? – a Guidebook for Inclusive Education”, "Nuts and Bolts of Inclusive Education",  “Circle of Friends Training Manual”, and “Body Building: Devotions to Celebrate Inclusive Community”. She has written curriculum for Friendship Ministries, was a major contributing author of “Special Needs SMART Pages” for Joni and Friends, co-authored the “G.L.U.E.  Training Manual”, and is a frequent national speaker at educational conferences and churches. In addition to writing and speaking, Barb enjoys working in her classroom at Zeeland Christian School.

    Barbara will discuss why it is important to create places of welcome in our communities and ways in which we can do that.


  • 00:21

    Westport Christian Church with Thomas Lane

    in Religion

    Churches of the USA welcomes Thomas K. Lane, Minister at Westport Christian Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida, to talk about anything and everything about the church. Listen in as he shares the church history, worship style, congregation makeup, youth groups, and kids’ programs.

    Born Thomas Kelvin Lane, to Thomas I Lane and Betty J Lane, on May 28 1954 at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Raised in the Christian Church, Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, also known as the Restoration Movement. Christians in this fellowship were often referred to as “Campbellites” during the 19th Century, in reference to Thomas and Alexander Campbell, founders and leaders of this movement, a part of what is also known as the Second Great Awakening.

    Early years in Michigan, within 100 miles of Detroit.
    Went away to attend Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Missouri.
    Graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Sacred Literature, moved to Central Illinois, married and started a family.
    Ministered to congregations in Champaign, Illinois and Princeton, Kentucky.
    After 10 years in paid ministry, left the located ministry to concentrate on family.
    Discovered an aptitude for computer and IT work – working in various retail stores, teaching in the local community college, and finally concentrating on IT Consulting and Technician jobs as both employee and contractor.
    Worked as an IT contractor in the Treasure Coast/West Palm Beach area.
    Worshipped and fellowshipped with the congregation at Westport Christian Church in Port St Lucie, Florida.

    In June 2014, was asked by the elders to take the minister’s position at Westport upon the retirement of the minister, George Randolph.

    Stepped back into the paid/located ministry as of July 1, 2014.

  • 00:48

    The Exceptional Schools Fair

    in Family

    Every year a special group of schools convene to showcase their schools for children with special needs.

    One of the hardest things as a parent isfinding the  "right school".  Althoough the options have grown in the past 10 years, the business of specialing in special needs has been historically EXCEPTIONAL.

    Come to the Fair.....

    Exceptional Schools Fair

    American University Katzen Center on

    Sunday, November 16th, 2014.

    11:am - 1:00 pm


  • 00:31

    Churches in the Danish West Indies

    in Culture

    What are the churches of the Danish West Indies? What were their roles?

    The Doctor knows!

  • 03:02

    Hollywood History, Slave Dwellings, English Churches, Art, Books & Health

    in History

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, AZ.
    Featured Guests:
    - Joseph McGill – Founder of Slave Dwelling Project
    - Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours, talks Historic Churches of England
    - Lance Laber – DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in Tucson, Arizona
    - Victoria Griffith, author of young adult novel ‘Amazon Burning’
    - Cynthia Johnston, herbalist and owner of MoonMaid Botanicals
    Plus, Hollywood History with Steve Schneickert!


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