Difference Makers: Mount Pleasant Christian Church Community Ministry Center

Mount Pleasant Christian Church is opening the doors of its new Community Ministry Center, a place that will offer practical help and eternal hope all under one roof. The new, 15,000 square foot Community Ministry Center (CMC) will house Living Bread food pantry and In His Name clothing ministry; two ministries of Mount Pleasant Christian Church that before now operated in separate locations. Several new features being added to the CMC will expand the impact both ministries are able to have in the local community. The addition of a loading dock, walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer and larger space for storage and distribution of food allows Living Bread to operate as a Super Pantry. As a Super Pantry, the CMC will not only be able to distribute food to more people each week, it also means the CMC will act as an extension of Midwest Food Bank supplying necessary food relief deeper into Johnson County through other smaller pantries.

AJ Michalka – All I’ve Ever Needed

From the new movie, Grace Unplugged hitting theaters October 4th!

Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father—a former pop star. So, with the help of Mossy, her dad’s former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad’s old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she’s always dreamed about.

Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith … or rediscover it?

Love & The Outcome: He Is With Us

For Chris Rademaker and Jodi King, Love & The Outcome is both a name and a literal life story. The duo sold their Winnipeg condo en route to a high-stakes musical road trip that has seen them criss-cross Canada, Liberia, the Philippines and China, winning over fans both emotionally and spiritually with their blend of effervescent pop. Co-written by vocalist Jodi, and her husband, bass player Chris, “He Is With Us” is an unabashed sing-along anthem that stomps and chimes its way to the catchiest of choruses: “He is with us, he is with us/ Always, always.” It reminds listeners that no matter how dark it gets, how alone we feel, we should take refuge in the knowledge that He is with us. Hear it on Shine.fm and watch the video here.

The New Shine.FM Difference Maker: Food Rescue

Food Rescue’s mission is to feed people and save surplus perishable food from being needlessly wasted. Found out about Food Rescue and how you can get involved.

 

Shine 180: Amber

Your support of Shine.FM is allowing God to touch and impact lives. Meet Amber and hear see how a Meredith Andrews song was the right song at the right time.

 

Drive Thru Difference on RTV6-Indianapolis

Join the New 88.3 Shine.FM the first Friday of each month in the Drive Thru Difference. Checkout this report from RTV6!

Shine 180: Terry Potts

Your support of Shine.FM is allowing God to touch and impact lives. Meet Terry Potts and hear his story.

Rend Collective Experiment “Build Your Kingdom Here”

Rend Collective Experiment is an eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists from the North of Ireland. An inherent desire for something spiritually substantive in our increasingly artificial world is exactly what brought the movement of friends together. United by a common purpose, these twenty-somethings began exploring the intersection between God, life and community.

“The Rend Collective Experiment came together as a few friends started to pray and seek God. We wanted an authentic outworking of our faith and felt that we would just step out into the unknown and see what happened,” Gareth shares. “Before we knew it, people just started gathering around us and we had more than 100 people involved, musicians and artists, bank workers and teachers, and together we tried to figure out our faith.”

After many years in Ireland, the band felt the call to step out again into the unknown as the core 5 of the collective felt they were being called to reach more people. They have now grown into an international success with major tours with Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Lecrae under their belts. Their heart is to bring not only a fresh approach to congregational worship, but also a heart and message through the spoken word. Their partnerships and tours with church leaders like Francis Chan, Louie Giglio and Shane Claiborne certainly shows this.

Concerning the band itself Gareth comments,”We are a collective of people like a family and not just a band. We want our music to be what we call Organic worship, an honest and natural connection with God, something which is authentic and not artificial. We want to create an environment for people to have genuine encounters with Him and to find themselves singing to Him in ways that they find real.”

Amy Grant with James Taylor – Don’t Try So Hard

You’re lovely even with your scars! You are worth it! Hope this is an encouragement for you today!

Tenth Avenue North “Worn”

Check out the video for the latest song from Tenth Avenue North “Worn”.