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6 Effective Ways to Follow Up With First-Time Guests

First-time guests follow-up is a significant role in the guest experience. Maximize the follow-up with creativity and authenticity.

What Does the Bible Say About Singleness?

If you’re single, I know you often hear messages about how marriage completes people. I’m sure you’ve even heard it in the church. But that is a deeply-held myth that is dispelled throughout the Bible.

Do YOU Have a Pet Sin?

Every one of us probably also has a sin we rather enjoy, a sin we refuse to put to death. In fact, we may even protect and promote it. We might refer to it as a pet sin.

Strike While the Iron is COLD

In practical terms what does strike while the iron is hot mean -- because the fact of the matter is most days the iron isn't hot.

Abortion Is Not an Unforgivable Sin

Have you ever asked the question, "Does God forgive abortions?" Several of my own dear friends have had abortions. Each one now carries heavy regret and deep sadness. Women need to know that abortion is not an unforgivable sin.

The Crisis in American Missions and What You Can Do About It

Due to a subtle, yet profound, shift in decision-making, missions activities in U.S. congregations are less impactful because they are designed to satisfy members’ needs rather than make a difference in the world. 

How to Implement a Healthy Discipleship Process

"There are five questions that must be answered by every church’s leadership about their discipleship strategy."

15 Powerful Bible Verses About God’s Deep Personal Care for You

Do you ever feel like God is far off? Do you need Bible verses about God's care for you? That maybe he has forgotten about you? That he isn’t that involved in your life? Do you ever wonder if God really cares for you?

Entertainment Fatigue: Are People Tired of Church ?

"We as the church will always lose our way when anything other than Jesus captures our attention." Find out more about how church entertainment fatigue. is making people tired of church.

When We Take Communion We Proclaim These 4 Truths

No matter what kinds of failures or struggles we bring into this moment, when we take communion we recognize that Jesus has saved you a seat at his table and invites us to sit with him.

When the Church Wounds You

Every single person in ministry bears their own wounds and has their own stories of how they’ve been hurt.

5 Short-Timers Who Don’t Really Help Church Attendance

There are five types of individuals who are most likely to not stay very long. I’m afraid there is nothing in this article that will help you keep them. But perhaps, if you have advanced warning, their departure won’t hurt so much.

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!

Don’t Change People – Love Them

I love seeing people changed by the love God. But regardless of how much God decides to use me, I alone cannot change people. This is God’s job, not mine.

Sharing the Peace – What Does it Mean?

Whether or not we touch physically sharing the Peace with each other is to, through prayer, cultivate a greater awareness of our deep unity with and connection to each other as the Body of Christ.

Rehab for the Fault-Finding Addicts We’ve Become

There is a lot of faultfinding in the world these days. The problem with the world, it seems, is other people. Many have given up loving one another for the sake of “othering” one another instead.

To Share Your Faith You Should Mark Your New Testament

While cleaning out my mother’s house, I recently came across my grandmother’s Bible. I was surprised and encouraged to see that someone had taught her how to use the New Testament to share your faith.

5 Tips on Handling Angry People

I have observed that worship leaders, pastors, and church planters, live in a constant state of being either angry, depressed or delusional, perhaps because we are often handling angry people.

13 Characteristics of the Holy Spirit

The Scripture provides a number of phrases that describe the characteristics of the Holy Spirit.

Will the Sunday After Easter Be a Letdown?

Last Sunday was a major event in your church, but don't let it make every other week less holy. Find out more about the Sunday after Easter.

Bullets Interrupt Woman Sharing Gospel on Facebook Live

Jacksonville, Florida, resident Loveyd Walker was preaching the gospel on Facebook Live Wednesday night when stray bullets from a street fight pierced through the walls of her home, nearly hitting her.

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