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The Top 11 Features of 2011
The American church has abandoned the most simple and obvious truth of what it means to follow Jesus: You actually follow His pattern of life. “
Perry Noble offers a list of warning signs that your church may need help.
Sexual intimacy might not be your first thought when thinking of leadership skills, but it’s a great way to test your faithfulness in the small things.
Only God brings life to dead things, but here are five lessons I learned that contributed to our church’s revitalization.
Please stop treating women’s ministry like a safe club for the little ladies to play church.
Every time you post something, you risk hurting, offending or distancing yourself from people.
When was the last time you stopped to remind yourself of the battle we are fighting?
Here are five misconceptions of God’s Word you’d be wise to spend a Sunday addressing.
A leader may struggle with one or more of these, but the goal should be to lead “killer-free.”
“Five things have convinced me that this extreme emphasis on Sunday morning is not the will of God for our church.”
Keep these warning signs in mind that indicate a potential exit is underway.