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following jesus

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!
wounds

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.
non-Christians

The #1 Quality Non-Christians Look For

According to the research of the Barna Group, there is one quality above all others that non-Christians and lapsed Christians look for in a person with whom to talk about faith.
technology and marriage

Preparing Your Family for Church Planting

When my wife, Heather, and I felt God leading us to plant a church, questions flooded our minds. The most pressing was, “Can we do this as a family of seven?” And if so, “How do we prepare our little ones for church planting?”
volunteers

What to Do if Church Volunteers Don’t Come Back for a While

Let your hard-working volunteers know that they are welcome to come back as worshipers even if they’re not ready to pitch in as volunteers yet. This should be a no-guilt, no-strings-attached, sincere offer.
power of prayer

Jesus’ Surprising Secret to the Power of Prayer

After Jesus provided a sample prayer, he continued with seven simple words that can forever change our ideas about the power of prayer.
god cares for you

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?
displaced people

Eugene Cho: How the Church Can Be a Better Evangelical Witness to Displaced People

The U.N. refugee agency reports that there are over 80 million forcibly displaced people currently in search of a home. In 2019 alone, one person suffered displacement every three seconds.
origin story

Why Your Origin Story Matters

People never tire of hearing an origin story - what turned someone’s life around, turned them away from drugs or alcohol, or changed the direction of their life.
worst sin

What Is the Worst Sin in the World?

Hint: It's not murder, rape or child molestation.
Bejamin Watson

Abortion, What Being Pro-Life Means, and the Role of Men: My Interview with Benjamin...

I’ve mentioned a number of times my appreciation and admiration for Benjamin Watson. For the last fifteen years he was one of the most highly respected players in the National Football League, and now that he’s retired, he continues to have a ministry to many inside and outside the NFL.
church worship services

5 Fascinating Lessons From a “Secret” Guest in Church Worship Services

The guests showed up to your church worship services, but they never returned. Has that ever happened in your church? You speak with someone who is visiting for the first time. You try to be friendly. But you never see them again.
why leaders fall

Why Leaders Fall…and Where It All Begins

Fallen leaders are not so foolish as to wake up one day and intentionally throw away their integrity, honor, family and ministry in some abrupt violation of all they knew to be true.
dissapointment

Disappointments Can Be Fixed … Here’s How

All of us have known disappointment from people, some who we love dearly and others we’re barely acquainted with. But whatever the relationship, when they let us down we felt the sting of disappointment.
first-time guests

6 Effective Ways to Follow Up With First-Time Guests

What are the best ways churches can creatively and authentically follow up with first-time guests? Read on to find out!
heaven

How Will I Be Able to Enjoy Heaven if My Loved Ones Are in...

Many people have lost loved ones who didn’t know Christ. Some people argue that people in Heaven won’t know Hell exists. But this would make Heaven’s joy dependent on ignorance, which is nowhere taught in Scripture.
7 Promises God Gives People Who Tithe

Discover 7 Blessings of Tithing

'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,’ says the Lord of hosts.
deeper church commitment

How to Lead Your People to Deeper Church Commitment

Churches that succeed in aligning people to vision teach and empower people to commit to Christ, the Word of God, a prayer life and deeper church commitment.

Why People Leave and How to Help Them Return to the Church

One of the biggest mission fields may be in your church every week.
God’s will

Hearing God’s Voice – The Key to Knowing God’s Will

If you have a willing heart, the kind of heart that is humbly open to the Father's voice, I offer these suggestions for getting to know God’s will:
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As Israel and Hamas inch closer to all-out war, critics wonder where some prominent Christian voices in America are. Since the explosion of long-simmering tensions, some criticize the tepid response—or even silence—from Christian leaders.

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