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21 Things They Don’t Tell You About Church Planting

The inside scoop on church planting from a church planter

Even Missionaries Have Trouble with Evangelism

Keep reading if you desire to grow in the area of sharing your faith.

How to Tell 50 Juvenile Sex Offenders About Jesus

It’s amazing how powerful Jesus is when His life is shared in the dark.

Meek and Missional

It's one of Jesus' toughest lessons and it has everything to do with missional living.

Avoiding a "White Man's Burden" Tendency

Feeling a desire to help isn't necessarily a bad thing—but there are right and wrong ways to help.

Is the Church the Hope of the World?

I get concerned about how we are more concerned about doing "the mission" than we are about learning how to encounter God.

On Seeing My Dad Become a Christian—at Age 84

God never let me give up and he gave me the right words for the right time.

Calling vs. Capacity: An Ever-Present Tension

Stress. Burnout. Fatigue. Envy. A look at the early church and why their sense of purpose helped them overcome so many familiar obstacles.

Mama for a Moment

One woman's story of a foster child loved and lost, but never forgotten.

Why We Should Stop Using the Word “Missional”

"I long for the day when the profundity and simplicity of the Gospel is enough, because guess what? It’s enough."

10 Signs Your Christianity Has Become Too Comfortable

Brian Dodd offers a personal checklist for a Christianity that's too concerned with the world's amenities.

Most Churchgoers Never Share Their Faith, Research Shows

Churchgoers believe they should share their faith, but the majority never do, according to recent LifeWay Research.
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What Is Evangelism? It’s More Than Words … Right?

Can we really serve the needy as an act of evangelism—or must our actions also come with a Gospel message?

Are You a Welcoming Church?

Every church wants to be a welcoming one, but when it comes down to it, can you classify your church as a welcoming church?

Outreach is Not a Moment. It's a Season

Learning to see success not in the beginning and not in the end, but in the process.

The Necessity of Mourning

Dispatches from a church planter learning this sacred act of sadness.

Do Evangelicals Behave As Badly As Everyone Else?

"If profession and practice don’t make any difference, then how can anyone take our gospel seriously?" asks John Stackhouse.

3 Ways to Reflect Jesus to Others

When we spend time with the Jesus, we begin to look more like him.

Why Building Community is Easier (and Harder) Than You Think

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove offers his #1 rule for creating genuine outward- (and inward-) focused community—and tips for following that rule.

When You Should Not "Follow Your Heart"

Stop and consider this important question: is it always safe and wise to follow our heart, wherever it may lead?

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