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OK… see if this intro does not make you want to read the whole article: Andy Stanley walked into his pastor’s office, filled with dread. The minister sat in a massive chair behind an enormous desk. He spread his arms across the desk as if he were bracing for battle. His secretary scurried out of the office when she saw Andy coming. The pastor had baptized Andy when he was 6, and groomed him to be his successor. But a private trauma had gone public. And Andy felt compelled to speak. The minister stared in silence as Andy gave him the news. The “unspoken dream” both men shared was over. After Andy finished, the pastor looked at him as tears welled up. “Andy,” he said, “you have joined my enemies, and I’m your father.” In this exclusive CNN article, Andy and Charles share what really happened when Andy quit First Baptist Atlanta and started North Point Ministries. It’s a pretty inside and open look at two of America’s more popular preachers. You can read it all here. I’d love to hear your first impressions after reading it.  Please leave a comment. Todd
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North Point answered the call of Andy Stanley on Sunday and gave over $1.5 million to the church’s ‘Be Rich’ campaign. According to 11alive.com: The idea started at North Point Ministries five years ago and caught on quickly. The message from the pulpit was very simple — you have it, they don’t. “The reality is by world standards, if we have more than we need, we are rich. So this is an opportunity not to be rich, but to be rich toward others,” said North Point’s director of community services, Bryan Apinis. From the pulpit, the needs were spelled out — give to support foster care, find shelter for the homeless, rebuild inner city schools and help with health care. “We help several other organizations,” said congregation member Kenneth Washington. “We go downtown and actually feed the homeless. If you saw that crowd and saw the number of people who show up — kids running around in diapers — you would feel compelled to give every single time. We take out little guys downtown with us so they can appreciate how good they have it.” This type of giving — with no bounds or strings attached — is adding another dimension to Georgia hospitality. It’s called Georgia generosity. Just two years ago, North Point Ministries raised a quarter-million dollars in one day. On Sunday, they did it again — raising more than $1.5 million from its congregations in a single day. You can read more here… Way to go North Point! Todd
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