PHOENIX (BP) -- A church plant that meets in one of the theaters in a cineplex may not be big news. Except when a church plant impacts so many millennials that it never plans to leave. Jeremiah Semmler and CityView Church in Phoenix have seen more than 350 people land in their theater seats and connect with the church family. Instead of watching a new release, many soon meet Jesus and become released to a new life in Christ.
After some months of seeking the Lord, Charles and Stefanie put their “Yes on the table” and began asking the Lord to guide them to where He wanted them to plant a church.
NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA (BP) -- Standing with my feet in the water on the banks of Donner Lake, I was in awe of the pristine summertime scene. The clear mountain lake against the deep blue sky, with the lush-forested Sierra Nevada Mountains towering above me, made an impression on my soul. It's hard to believe that just mere miles from the lake one of the most horror-filled stories of the American West unfolded in 1846 as the Donner Party's 89 travelers struggled to survive a fierce winter in harsh terrain, their number reduced to 45, as claimed, in part by cannibalism.