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The Mediocre Evangelist

Are you inviting someone to church this Sunday? Better Question: Are you a mediocre evangelist?

Is Your Church Community-Minded vs Congregational-Minded

A congregation-minded church looks inward, and a community-minded church looks outward.

14 Anatomy Metaphors for the Church to Reach the World

"Like her Lord, the church is too rich to be defined...to be depicted by just one image," says Frank Viola.

Basketball and Outreach

Dick Hillis saw how the game of basketball could be used to advantage in ministry.

Is It Still “OK” to Ask Jesus into Your Heart?

Conversion is not a one-time ceremony, but a posture that marks the beginning of new life in Christ.

10 Easy Ways to Know You’re Not a Leader

Tony Morgan: Use these simple assessments to gauge your leadership gifting.

How to Choose Between Faith and Family

Help young adults navigate the often-difficult discernment process of obeying God when it clashes with their parents' wishes.
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What Does the Bible Say About Evangelism?

The words "outreach" and "evangelism" never occur in Scripture, but the concepts do.

Outreach and The Gospel According to Temple Run

Tejado Hanchell draws out the spiritual truths in the game "Temple Run."

6 Evangelism Thoughts That Every Leader Needs To Know

Perry Noble: "God is preparing the Hearts of the people He is prompting us to share Christ with."

How the Church Can Create a Great Guest Experience

Tim Peters lists six simple things you can do to create a great guest experience.

Rethink Outreach: 5 Tips to Share the Gospel Like Jesus

Are you stuck in your outreach methods? Do you see people as projects? Maybe it's time to rethink your approach with a fresh perspective.

10 Amazingly Easy Ways to Live Out Your Faith on Pinterest

"Pinterest is yet another place to share and live out our faith," says Tami Heim.

Homosexuality and Where the Church Has Failed

Nicole Cottrell addresses her struggle with the issue of homosexuality in the church.

The Apple Church vs The Microsoft Church

Michael Robison compares and contrasts the Apple Store with the Microsoft Store, and shows how the church can relate.

Reaching People Through The Social Networking Gospel

"Although a social gospel is not the answer, we see in the story of Levi that a “Social Networking Gospel” is," says Alan Danielson.

Powerful Outreach Lessons from an Atheist Pastor

What can a pastor who walks away from his faith teach us about the church?

3 Things Your Church Should Consider When Using Social Media

Ron Edmondson gives you three things to consider before jumping into social media.

Did We Nail It? 3 Questions to Ask After Every Event

Use these three practical questions to help evaluate your next big ministry event or community outreach.

Wolves in Shepherd’s Clothing

Rev. Tejado Hanchell shows us what we can learn about homiletic structure from the Sermon on the Mount.
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