Good News - September 2018

Neighboring in Vision 2023 The Good News is committed to providing a platform for Church United to further engage the South Florida community at-large through our marketplace readership. I was pleased to attend the quarterly gathering of CHURCH UNITED on Thursday, August 30th at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, where approximately 200 church leaders attended; the theme? A well-produced, agenda-driven program lead by Eddie Copeland, Church United Director. He orchestrated a dialogue that pro- duced a somewhat organic outpouring of relevant ideas, which mor- phed into unifying our community with intentional purpose by consciously expanding on becoming more neighborly. The following are excerpts from the morning program: "Lord, you're helping us do what we were told was probably impossible – to lay down our own personal church agendas and work TOGETHER as CHURCH UNITED in your neighborhood kingdom." - Rob Pacienza, Lead Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale "We need to be about the great church IM" - Doug Sauder, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale "We will be doing more this year with our schools in Palm Beach county with organizations like First Priority and Fellowship of Chris- tian Athletes (FCA) and we're excited." - Todd Mullins, Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship, Palm Beach Gardens Featured speaker: Dave Runyon, co-author of The Art of Neighboring, and co-founder of CityUnite, Denver, Colorado "What's the smartest thing we can do together?" “We brought leaders together from all different industries and walks of life and asked each: Show us the city through your eyes.” “We learned that we (churches) have all types of programs BUT – relationships ALWAYS trump programs!” "To think big, we really need to think small; like neighborhoods" Luke 10: 1-3 “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” - Les PUBLISHER 2 SEPTEMBER 2018 Good News • South Florida Edition South Florida Edition • Good News • September 2018 • Volume 20, Issue 6 - Leslie J. Feldman - On the Cover Pastor Bill Mitchell speaks to a sold-out crowd during BocaLead, a ministry that works with the business community to explore how Biblical principles apply in the workplace. The luncheons are held on the first Thursday of each month at Boca Raton Community Church. LauderdaleLead and MiamiLead luncheons are also held monthly at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and Christ Journey Church in Coral Gables. Read the cover story on page 18. Photo provided by Boca Raton Community Church. Featured Speaker: Dave Runyon, CityUnite, Denver Colorado From Left to Right: Stephan Tchivid- jian , National Christian Foundation; Brad Jones , City Church Pompano; Robens Chery , Revelation Christian Church; Priscilla Ribeiro , Ft. Laud- erdale High School Principal; Chan Kilgore , Spanish River Church; Eddie Copeland , Church United. PERSPECTIVE 4 Who’s Got Zach’s Back? – by Stephan Tchividjian INSIGHT 6 Praying With My Eyes Open – by Rob Hoskins CHURCH UNITED 8 The Church Showed Up – by Edwin Copeland LIFEPOINTS 10 Keys to Healing Strained Relationships – by Dr. Gary Hewins PARENTING 12 Opening the Football Playbook – by Dr. Bob Barnes and Torrey Roberts THE POWER OF US 14 Selfie Marriage – by Lisa May and Patricia Hartman YOU ASK, WHY? 16 Jesus Never Said, “I am God.” - by Tommy Boland COVER STORY 18 & 20 A Businessman and Pastor’s Perspective on Leadership – by Leslie Feldman GOOD NEWS WANTS TO KNOW 22 – 24 If we were 5 days away from hurricane warnings, what is your normal preparedness procedure – past or present? GOOD NEWS PALM BEACH COUNTY 38 - 43 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 44 – 45 CLASSIFIEDS 50 - 51 Publisher: Leslie J. Feldman [email protected] Editor: Shelly Pond [email protected] Editorial Assistant: Lydia Hicks [email protected] Art Director: Milton McPherson [email protected] Advertising & Marketing: Al Lehman Sr. Marketing Director [email protected] Robert “Buddy” Helland Jr. Sr. Marketing Manager [email protected] Advertising: We reach over 120,000 readers each month. Placing an ad in our publication is affordable and effective to help grow your business Call us today! Distribution: To become a free distribution point for the news- paper, please contact Shelly. Circulation: In Broward and Palm Beach total 45,000/mo. Distribution starts the first week of each month. The Good News is published by Good News Media Group, LLC, Reproduction in whole or part strictly forbidden without the consent of the publisher. Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Good News Media Group, LLC. PO Box 670368 Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-564-5378 CONTENTS Good News • September 2018 • Volume 20 Issue 6