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Why People Leave and How to Help Them Return to the Church

One of the biggest mission fields may be in your church every week.
following jesus

7 Truths About Following Jesus That Will Change Your Life

Following Jesus no longer seems like an impossibility. Now it feels like God is empowering me to do it!
God’s will

Hearing God’s Voice – The Key to Knowing God’s Will

If you have a willing heart, the kind of heart that is humbly open to the Father's voice, I offer these suggestions for getting to know God’s will:

Death Leads to the Good Life

It is one of the foundational paradoxes of grace. You cannot understand God’s work of redemption if you don’t pursue this theological paradox: Death leads to life.
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How to Lead and Motivate Volunteers as They Return

It’s good that people are coming back, and new people are coming, but my hunch is that some of your best volunteers haven’t returned yet. Have you considered how to motivate volunteers as they return?
hold onto hope

7 Ways to Hold Onto Hope

When you hide behind your beautiful mask, you’re not doing yourself any good. You can hold on to hope when you are honest with yourself and others.
people want from church

4 Things People Want From Church

One thing people want from church is to understand what they are doing, why they are doing it and how to improve what they are doing. Is your Church a place of learning that equips the believer?
deaf people

Advancing the Gospel to 72 Million Deaf People Worldwide

Missionaries with Oklahoma connections are coordinating with leaders of the International Mission Board (IMB) and leaders in the global Deaf Community to advance the gospel to 72 million Deaf people worldwide.

The Counsel and Care of the Elderly

The principle of honoring the elderly is bound up in the fifth commandment. When God commands you to "honor your father and your mother," He is charging you to respect all superiors in age and rank.

Missionaries in Poland: God Has Blessed Our Obedience to Stay

As we prayed and prepared to leave Poland, a peace from God that we were making the right decision did not come. We felt as though God were asking us to remain in Poland and take our first steps into ministry in a new city.

Jesus Started a Church for Misfits

When Jesus wanted to start an organization that would fix all of the world’s biggest problems, he invited a ragtag band of misfits to lead it.
deal with difficult people

5 Ways to Deal With DIFFICULT People

Every pastor has to deal with difficult people, those who don’t listen. If you are in a place of influence (leadership), you might find that some people aren’t interested in what you have to say.
bible misconceptions

8 Bible Misconceptions Your Church Should Address

Many Bible misconceptions can be cleared up simply by learning how to interpret the Bible, but some require a more detailed response, especially from the church pulpit.
Easter memes

12 Easter Memes That’ll Make You Laugh…and Think

Sweeter than a chocolate Easter bunny, these Easter memes will make you laugh and think. Perhaps even jump for joy. Definitely laugh out loud.
senior members

Stop Worrying About Offending Senior Members of Your Church

Trust me – the senior members in your congregation or donor database were cool before you were born, so give them a break. Trust them.
everyone needs compassion

Why Everyone Needs Compassion

Why Everyone Needs Compassion - If the Bible was a party, Ecclesiastes would be the party pooper.

How to Kill the Hidden Power of Jealousy

No one ever looks in the mirror and says, “I’m a jealous person.” Because it’s so hidden, jealousy is one of the most destructive problems of all.
help your church change

Of Course We Want Our Church to Grow—We Just Don’t Want to CHANGE

One of the tensions many of us wrestle with as leaders who are trying to help your church change happens when people tell us: I want our church to grow. I just don’t want it to change.
state of church communications

Taking Stock of the State of Church Communications

I recently asked our Insiders community how they would describe the state of church communications. The results quickly affirmed what I'm sure we all already know
post Covid Church

Why The Post-COVID Church May Surprise You

The conversation at the forefront of church leaders today is “What will the post-COVID church look like?” When this is all over for good, will things change?

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