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We are excited to announce the start of a new Christ-centered theatre company for youth in Central Oregon… Encore Theatre Co. is dedicated to glorifying Jesus Christ through theatre, by offering family-friendly classes and productions, while creating a safe and encouraging community for Central Oregon’s youth. One of Prepare the Way’s missions is to help......

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There is a mounting anti-Christian bigotry that is tolerated in our current cultural and political climate, clearly displayed this week in Washington. Recently, Bernie Sanders un-Constitutionally imposed an anti-Christian religious test when grilling Russell Vought about his nomination to the Office of Management and Budget. Vought is an evangelical Christian who simply believes in the core tenets of......

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The words “separation of church and state” are not found in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or any other Founding document, yet most Americans today are more familiar with this phrase than they are the First Amendment. Where did this phrase come from? It originally came from a previously obscure letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote......

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As discussed in our last blog, the misinterpretation of the phrase “separation of church and state” has led to abundant confusion about freedom of religion in our current cultural climate, especially in schools. However, if Christians understood more about the First Amendment, they would be better equipped to navigate some of this confusion. For example,......

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Are You Ready? How are you doing at answering God’s call to be ready to give a logical defense for the Christian faith? First Peter 3:15 says this: “Always be ready to give a logical defense for the hope that is within you. But do it courteously and respectfully.” The Greek word for “logical defense” is apologia, which......

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Recently, the term “theocracy” has been used in the media with derision. Whether in reference to Mike Pence’s Christian faith, or Betsy DeVos’ support of charter schools, the term keeps popping up in conversations about a number of topics. The word “theocracy” is generally defined as a form of government in which religious rulers are the government. In......

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This Thursday May 4 is the National Day of Prayer. The Bible continually exhorts us to come together as the body of Christ to pray. Are we taking this call seriously? One great step in the right direction is to participate in a National Day of Prayer event in your area. Visit www.NationalDayofPrayer.org to find an event in......

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From our Troop Coordinator Angie Neumaier: We are having an Open House on Wednesday, April 26th for anyone interested in checking out the American Heritage Girls program. What is AHG? American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a character development organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and......

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Ten Years of Equipping Youth to Stand Firm We are so thankful for all the volunteers, sponsors, speakers and attendees who made our 10th annual Christian Youth Summit a success. It is such an encouragement to see hundreds of youth gathered, willing to spend their weekend asking tough questions and growing in faith. Many parents......

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Why should parents attend the Christian Youth Summit? Here are four critical reasons: 1) Keep important dialogue about faith going long after the Summit! If you attend the Summit, you will have a shared experience with your child that can bear fruit long after the weekend has passed. So many parents have expressed to us that......

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