July 23rd, 2024

Monique C. Baisden

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Monique C. Baisden, also known as Coach Mo, is a woman of God with a multifaceted purpose and calling as an author, freelance writer, professional singer, serial entrepreneur, and change agent. She loves to inspire and push people to walk in their purpose and rise to the call of greatness on their own lives. She is passionate about singing and creating music, writing and producing inspirational and creative works, and connecting people to the tools and resources they need to walk in their God-ordained purpose.

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Pursuing Purpose: Cynthia Daniels, Chief Events Strategist and Entrepreneur

Pursuing Purpose Interview Series Special Guest: Cynthia Daniels, Founder of Memphis Black Restaurant Week and Chief Events Strategist at Cynthia Daniels & Co “Pursuing Purpose” is...

Pursuing Purpose: Lakeisha Dixon, The Breakthrough Strategist

Pursuing Purpose Interview Series Special Guest: Lakeisha Q. Dixon, Certified Life Coach and Founder of Breakthrough Coaching & Leadership Academy (BCLA) “Pursuing Purpose” is a new...

Pursuing Purpose: Dr. Chenee’ Gilbert, Children’s Book Author and Grief Specialist

Pursuing Purpose Interview Series Special Guest: Dr. Chenee' Gilbert, Author, and Advocate for Grieving Children “Pursuing Purpose” is a new podcast interview series with people who...

Pursuing Purpose: Anthony ONeal, Best-Selling Author and Ramsey Personality

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Pursuing Purpose: Phil Thornton, Senior VP and General Manager at RCA Inspiration

Pursuing Purpose Interview Series Special Guest: Phil Thornton, Senior VP and General Manager at RCA Inspiration "Pursuing Purpose" is a new interview series with people who...

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Pandemic Restrictions Had No Lasting Effect on Churches, Study Finds

Even in states where regulations were severe, most congregations moved on quickly. Jeff Schoch was ready to be done with COVID-19 health safety regulations. Like most ministers in the US, the pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose, California, did his best to comply with the many pandemic rules imposed by state and local governments. But as soon as they were lifted, he wanted to put them all behind him. He quickly tore down the state-mandated signs about social distancing, hand washing, and masks. “I got rid of every visual reminder in the church,” Schoch told CT. “I was anxious, personally, to make that a memory.” Across the country, Protestant congregations are dealing with the long-term impacts of the pandemic. A new, extensive study by Arbor Research Group and ChurchSalary, a ministry of Christianity Today, found that a lot of pastors are still in crisis. Some furloughed staff members haven’t gone back to work. And even when attendance numbers have rebounded, there are still people missing from many congregations. Christian leaders will likely be grappling with the fallout from COVID-19 for years to come. But, surprisingly, state-level pandemic restrictions had no measurable, lasting impact on American churches. Even in places like San Jose—where the county government imposed some of the strictest rules in the country, the restrictions changed frequently, and authorities aggressively went after churches they said failed to comply—pastors like Schoch were able to just move on. The data doesn’t show any adverse effects from the government regulations. Eric Shieh, a research consultant for Arbor Research, said that surprised him. “You would think that the restrictions made things tougher for churches. They didn’t meet as much, and so you’d ...Continue reading...
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