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‘COMMUNITY’ AN ESSENTIAL GOING FORWARD

By LORETTA FULTON The decline in church attendance is so dramatic it feels like an emergency that needs immediate attention. “I felt like we were coming to a first-responders’ convention,” a participant in Abilene Christian University’s Summer Seminar said after a presentation Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, the first day of the two-day seminar. Royce Money, chancellor of ACU and founding

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GOD CALLS AND EQUIPS PREACHERS

By LORETTA FULTON In the second grade, Rick Atchley announced what he was going to be when he grew up. And, no, it wasn’t a fireman, policeman, or cowboy. “I’m going to be a preacher,” he proclaimed. For the past 40 years, Atchley, senior teaching minister at The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, has been making more proclamations. And

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