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Flying On an Independent Faith Carrier

Milan Ford Addresses the fact that many of today’s churches now operate as independent ‘faith carriers.’

Oprah Finds Jesus?

There seems to always be questions swirling around about Oprah and her faith. Did the Oprah Show Finale indicate that she has found Jesus?

Groeschel Will Keep Giving Away Innovations

Even though his generosity "confuses" people, LifeChurch.tv pastor Craig Groeschel wants to keep sharing his church's innovations with other leaders.

God, Joplin & a Man Who Was a Wreck

A great full-circle story of life amidst disaster.

Bill Hybels Talks Outreach and Personal Evangelism

Being more attentive to the Holy Spirit will open more doors of opportunity—to say a word for God, or to listen to an unsaved person’s story—than you can imagine!

Building Ministry Friendships: Q&A with Planter's Wives

What’s the best way to respond when a friend comes to you with a frustration with the church or with your husband?

A Call to be Profane Christians

We must be men and women of integrity, joy, hope, and sacrificial love.

Camping Says Doomsday's on Saturday for Sure

Evangelist Harold Camping has predicted the Day of Judgment for Saturday, May 21 at about 6:00 PM EST.

Reaching People We Don't Like

"We’re supposed to love the sinner and hate the sin, but for me, that was easier said than done."

5 Factors That Brought a Dying Church Back to Life

J.D. Greear: Only God brings life to dead things, but here are five lessons I learned that contributed to our church’s revitalization.

The Disappearance of Satan

Is satan still aiming to to kill, steal and destroy? Or has he disappeared?

Not Equipped To Reach The Lost

More than 60 million unchurched adults are eager for a Christian to share the Gospel with them.

Churches Focus on Digital Evangelism in May

May is designated 'Digital Outreach Month,' enabling churches to learn more about the many opportunities for online evangelism.

The Importance of the First 5 Minutes

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Here's how to make a positive impression on your first time visitors.

Jesus Embraced Diversity

"Diversity is not always about race or ethnicity," says Scott Williams.

God? Afterlife? Half the World Says Yes

An international Ipsos poll shows that half of the world's population believes in some form of God.

5 Outreach Methods & Practices

Author and speaker Tony Campolo weighs in on outreach methods and practices.

6 Common Perceptions of Christians

Dan Kimball reveals 6 reasons individuals in their 20s and 30s are big fans of Jesus but not of His followers and the church.

The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting

Ed Stetzer interviews Dr. Aubrey M. Malphurs about his new book.
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