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Missionaries You Should Know: Betsey Stockton

Missionaries You Should Know: Betsey Stockton

Betsey Stockton, the first single woman missionary in the modern mission era, was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1798.
Cut Off Your Hand: How Far Will You Go To Save Your Soul

Cut Off Your Hand: How Far Will You Go to Save Your Soul

Losing a sense of God’s holiness is the first warning sign of entering a spiritually dangerous place.
Take it From Someone Who Reported Abuse in the Church: Get Outside Help

Take It From Someone Who Reported Abuse in the Church: Get Outside Help

Abuse victims are fed up with churches that continually miss opportunities to side with the oppressed and instead choose to publicly defend and support the oppressors.
Practice the Pause

Practice the Pause

Practicing the pause is something I often forget to do. I react too quick, I jump to conclusions, I panic before knowledge of the whole situation…
6 Reasons Why Sexual Predators Target Churches

6 Reasons Why Sexual Predators Target Churches

"In the mind of a predator, a church offers a compelling target and, too often, an easy target."
On Hearing God's Voice and Listening to Your Gut

When Hearing God’s Voice Is “Listening to Your Gut”

A God-conscious lifestyle is one that delights in the smallest of touches or impressions.
Why I Take Abortion Seriously and So Should You

Why I Take Abortion Seriously and So Should You

Abortion continues to be a horrific travesty that has ended tens of millions of lives in the United States
7 Promises God Gives People Who Tithe

7 Promises God Gives People Who Tithe

'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.
Amy Carmichael’s Secret to Fighting Discouragement

Amy Carmichael’s Secret to Fighting Discouragement

Discouragement can be a crippling form of soul sickness. It stalks those who serve in hard places and in unyielding spiritual environments.

Did God Really “Show Up”?

We all want biblical and life-changing experiences of the power of God. More importantly, God wants us to have extraordinary and Christ-honoring experiences of His power. But, the “worship effects” we try to create and often tout might be a far cry from what He has promised and desires to provide.
2 Things to Remember About Living by Faith in Our Hard-Working World

2 Things to Remember About Living by Faith in Our Hard-Working World

We live in a world that values hard work, achievement and success. Most of us have experienced the pressure to perform.
Learn How to 'Adult' Before You 'Missionary'

Learn How to ‘Adult’ Before You ‘Missionary’

If we aspire to ministry greatness or missionary success, we must first be made small.
14-Point Check Up For Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Leadership

14-Point Check Up for Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Leadership

Leadership isn’t easy, but it’s one of the most rewarding endeavors imaginable. Leadership is more art than science, more fluid than structured, and more messy than clean. Therefore, any help we can get for a quick check-up is helpful.
What is the [functional] Great Commission of your Church?

What Is the [functional] Great Commission of Your Church?

The functional Great Commission in North America: Go into all the world and make more worship attenders, baptizing them in the name of small groups, and teaching them to volunteer a few times a month.
science and the Bible

Are Science and the Bible at Odds?

If we take most of the Bible literally, it can be tempting to believe that the Bible and science are at odds with one another.
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4 Types of Bad Friends That Are Bad for Your Marriage

Bad friends can be bad for your marriage. Friends play an extremely important role in our lives, and this remains true after we’re married...
How to Know You Are Experiencing Spiritual Abuse

How to Know You Are Experiencing Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual abuse is subtle. Josh Weidmann offers some tips from his experience with abuse that will show you how it operates.
Nevertheless, She Persisted in Christ: Aging With Grace

Nevertheless, She Persisted in Christ: Aging With Grace

My grandmother subverted the self-asserting agenda of “Nevertheless, She Persisted” in favor of a higher calling: “Nevertheless, She Persisted in Christ.”
Digging New Wells & Results Oriented Ministry at Your Church with David Kinnan

Digging New Wells & Results Oriented Ministry at Your Church with David Kinnan

When deciding what needs to be changed and how to change it, David and his team think of it in terms of “wells.”
10 Signs You're Attending a Great Church

10 Signs You’re Attending a Great Church

When you're plugged into a church that's focused on the things of God, you can tell that it's different from a church that lacks this focus.
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