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urban ministry

Ed Stetzer: 3 Challenges in Urban Ministry

Urban ministry engages depravity, longevity and community.
spiritual growth

Rick Warren: 4 Habits For Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth is a journey, and that means it takes time. Sure, we want to speed up the process, but we can’t. It’s a lifetime journey where God teaches us one lesson at a time to develop our character so we become more like Jesus.
medical missions

Medical Missions: How Community Health Evangelism Heals Lives and Transforms Hurting Communities

Community Health Evangelism/Education (CHE) incorporates physical and spiritual education with a special focus on prevention of disease, not treatment after the fact. These medical missions heal an transform communities.
Tokyo Olympics

IMB Joins Japanese Christians for Tokyo Olympics Outreach, Despite Reduced Crowds

“Our vision, our focus as a Tokyo team, is first and foremost the Japanese,” missionary Scott Bradford said about the IMB's mission during the Tokyo Olympics.
3 Reasons God Won’t Control Who You Marry

3 Reasons God Won’t Control Who You Marry

Does God pick your spouse? God gives you freedom to choose if you marry or if you remain single. And if you want to get married, God is not going to control that decision.
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Christians Aren’t Called to Pull Weeds But to Sow Seeds

You and I are not called to pull weeds. We are called to sow seeds.
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How to Use Push Notifications to Increase Engagement

Your church needs to explore different ways to communicate with your church to get their attention. It could be an easy win for you to learn how to use push notifications.
making disciples

Making Disciples Makes Me

Making disciples is at the heart of the Great Commission, but as Dallas Willard says, it's often the Great Omission of the church.
jealousy

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.
My Spouse Had an Affair! Now What?

My Spouse Had an Affair! Now What?

For those couples where both spouses are willing to move forward together, don’t quit! The road will be long and it will be difficult, but it will be worth the effort! The Lord will give you grace and strength for the journey and this deep scar can become a powerful part of your testimony someday.
Nietzsche

To Nietzsche ‘s Question: Do Right and Wrong Exist, or Is It All About...

Nietzsche warned that a storm was brewing and that the death of God could very likely send humanity into a free-for-all tailspin reminiscent of the book of Judges where “Everyone did as he saw fit.”
unhealthy church

5 Deadly Sins of an Unhealthy Church

When I encounter these sins in an unhealthy church they become the subject of much of my teaching and leadership, since each of them have biblical implications. I am not afraid to challenge these head-on if needed
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The Selfish Reasons We Skip Church

Often, we don't realize what happens when we skip church. It's important we start seeing the church as something more significant than a place we go to get the religious things we need.
sense of wonder

Why the Church Needs a Greater Sense of Wonder

After twenty-four years of pastoral ministry, I have found the one thing the church in our day loves most is change and innovation, but the one thing we need most is a sense of wonder.
back to church

Why Now Is the Time to Invite People Back to Church

Where does the church go from here, when “here” is still awkward and anxious? There are some signposts, broad indicators, and common ground—rooted in the very nature of the church herself—which together provide a way back to church.
types of churches

The Great Commission and 3 Types of Churches

When it comes to obeying the Great Commission, there are three types of churches. Which type is your church?
missional lifestyle

8 Easy Ways to Be Missional

We can be missional in everyday ways without overloading our schedules. We can have a missional lifestyle in everyday ways without overloading our schedules.
vaccine ministry

Nurse Leads Korean Church’s Vaccine Ministry

Registered nurse Shin Hee Yu led the effort to vaccinate 100% of the members of her congregation at Emmaus United Methodist Church's vaccine ministry.
live out their faith

8 Habits of Christians Who Live Out Their Faith Every Day, Not Just on...

The danger today is that in our excess of choice, we’ll choose everything and allow things that matter most to drown in our flooded schedules.
Show Mercy

Rick Warren: 4 Reasons to Show Mercy to Others

Mercy changes the lives of people who have made mistakes, and we who have received mercy freely can change the world around us when we show mercy to others.
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