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healthy church growth

5 Habits of Healthy Church Growth – A Free Resource

"You can frame it as church growth if you want, but church growth is directly related to the effectiveness and the health of the church mission"
prayer life

How to Develop Praying Leaders

At the root of everything Jesus did was His prayer life. Jesus deliberately prayed before He acted. #prayer #prayerlife
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Because of the Empty Tomb

And the empty tomb is a promise that God will overturn every evil intention by bringing true justice into the world. Justice will roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream (Amos 5:24).
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A Fresh Way to Preach Repentance

Good news requires that we rethink our way of life. Have you considered a fresh way to preach repentance? Try this:
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10 Ways to Really Be More Like Jesus

We do not get to pick and choose what we want from the life and teaching of Jesus. We do not stand over it; it stands over us. So, I began to think of my own list: What 10 things are involved in following Jesus that perhaps Jesus followers need to be reminded are part of the package?
persons of peace

Should Missionaries Be Looking for ‘ Persons of Peace ‘?

The implications extend beyond North America as well when we discuss the concept and strategy related to “persons of peace” (cf. Luke 10:6). You might not be familiar, but this “person of peace” strategy is quite popular overseas. What—or who—are these persons of peace?

John MacArthur on Creation – Science Has Nothing to Say; Darwin Was an Agent...

John MacArthur challenged every Christian who believes in evolution that science has nothing to say about creation. Preaching out of the early chapters of Genesis, MacArthur showed how God alone was witness to the beginning of the universe.
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Beware the Spell of Emotional Manipulation

Beware the Spell of Emotional Manipulation - I believe there are a few telltale signs that someone, perhaps even a godly pastor, is actually manipulating you.
discipleship process

How to Implement a healthy Discipleship Process

"There are five questions that must be answered by every church’s leadership about their discipleship strategy."
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How to Have a Better Website in One Cup of Coffee

In about the time you can finish your morning cup of coffee, there are some universally-effective things you can do to have a better website. Here are five tips to enhance your church’s website.
change people

Don’t Change People – Love Them

I love seeing people changed by the love God. But regardless of how much God decides to use me, I alone cannot change people. This is God’s job, not mine.
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7 Ways to Deal With Stress and Anxiety as a Christian

I've learned to deal with stress and anxiety the hard way. I've always handled stress well. I like to be busy. I never thought anxiety was my problem.
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Walking Away From a Child

Whenever you have a “difficult” child the natural temptation is to pour most of your energies into “saving” that child as you (perhaps unwittingly) spend less time and thought on the “faithful” ones. Yet the Bible specifically directs God’s people to focus on finding and investing in the most faithful:
pandemic

In Days of Trouble, The Church Matters

Psalm 20 is an anthem for the pandemic.
clean

Squeaky-Clean Christianity

For the most part, our American Christianity is squeaky-clean. Our understanding of the Bible is squeaky-clean.
wrestling

Wrestling With God, Acquiring a Limp

We think wrestling with God is a sign of spiritual weakness and immaturity.
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The Patriotic Idolatry

The Patriotic Idolatry - In many evangelical circles, it is still assumed that conservative theology means conservative politics.
code words

A New Convert’s Guide to Understanding Christian Code Words

If you’re going to communicate with other Christians, you need to memorize our code words and their definitions. What exactly are these code words? I’m glad you asked. What follows is a guide to understanding Christian-speak. Think of this as the Rosetta of the Christian world.
fraud

Even If There Was Fraud

It’s likely that someone you sing next to in church believes that there is ample evidence of fraud, and is grieved about it. Disdaining them as crazy conspiracists is not the best approach
grace

How Would Paul Use a Church Directory? He’d Look for Grace on Every Page.

If you had to describe your local church, what comes to your mind? Signs of God’s grace? Or ways your church needs to grow?
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Christian Nationalism Podcast Series: Should Your Church Be Alarmed?

In our series on Christian Nationalism, host Jason Daye talks with Dr. Timothy Keller, Franklin Graham, Dr. Samuel Perry, and Dr. Glenn Packiam. You won't want to miss a single episode.