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Ministry Update | November 3, 2008

The following update was is sent monthly to those interested in Religious Affections Ministries. To subscribe to this update, click here.

Thank you for your interest in Religious Affections Ministries. Below you will find the latest information about what is happening with RAM, upcoming events, latest resources, and how you can pray for us!

Ministry News

The ministry is in full swing, now, and things are going very well. I was away from home for most of October; I enjoyed being in several churches, but greatly missed Becky and Caleb! Thankfully, they will be traveling with me much more in the future.

We are excited that our house in Rockford is under contract. If everything goes as planned, we should be closing on the house November 7.

Please continue to pray that we will be able to get more financial support. Our support is at about 20% of the goal. We are planning on continuing to live with Becky’s parents until we have more support.

Upcoming Events
Scott Aniol’s Itinerary

During the weeks in between churches in October, I spent most of my time preparing for the two big events of November.

First, I’ll be teaching two sessions of a class on “Issues in Christian Ministry” at Bob Jones Seminary November 3 and 5. I’ve really been looking forward to this, and I’ve been preparing a paper especially for this occasion.

Second, Becky and I are going to record a duet album during the week of November 17. The title of the album is “God Himself Is With Us: The Gospel Proclaimed Through Hymns.” As is evident in the title, the theme of the album is the gospel, and as is also evident, each selection is a congregational hymn. The hymns span from very old to very new, but each hymn is rich in depth.

I’ll also be spending November working on several other projects including preparing for the Music Ministry Conference in January and several upcoming speaking engagements.

Click here for full itinerary.

Recent Articles

2008 MACP – “Culture, Contextualization, and the Church”

“What is Worship?” by Kevin Bauder

“Contextualizing the Gospel”

RAM Ministry Commitments

InTune for October 2008

CD Review: Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Recent Interview

Camp Joy Music Ministry Conference
January 22nd – 24th, 2009

I would like to strongly encourage you to make plans to attend this weekend music ministry retreat. The keynote speaker, Kevin Bauder, is highly qualified to speak helpfully on the subject of worship and music. There will be workshops for all levels of music ministry, including beginning music reading, accompanying, church music administration, music philosophy, and more.

This retreat/conference will be well worth your time, whether you are a pastor, music director, church musician, or layman.

Speakers include: Kevin Bauder, David Ledgerwood, and Steve Allen

Check-in is from 3-6 PM on Thursday, with supper at 6:00 PM and the first service at 7:30 PM. The conference ends at 3 PM on Saturday.

Click here for more details or to register.

Resource Highlights

Contextualizing the Gospel
Scott Aniol

Who Regulates Worship?
Scott Aniol

Support Us

Religious Affections Ministries depends on the financial support of like-minded individuals and churches. We structured the ministry this way on the advice of wise pastors who cautioned that a ministry that needs love offerings or sales to exist is always in danger of compromise. Depending on support of like-minded people will help prevent this. Right now we have about 20% of our support goal.

If you have a burden for defending conservative worship and music, would you consider helping support this ministry? All donations are fully tax-deductible, and anyone who donates to RAM will receive quarterly financial reports. The ministry is accountable to a board of directors, so you can be sure that your donation will be used wisely.

If you are interested in giving a one-time gift or regularly supporting Religious Affections Ministries, please click here.

Again, thank you again for your interest in Religious Affections Ministries. If we can ever be of any help to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Scott Aniol
Executive Director
Religious Affections Ministries

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Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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