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“Playing the Long Game”: 3 Reasons Learning to be Content Is Critical in Church Planting
Contentment is a required spiritual practice for church planters.
those challenging years of church planting is not found in the amount of funds a planter can raise or in how many people are attending? What if the secret to persevering, playing the
The Gospel Life Podcast
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
Persevering in Our Love of Others. Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, is executive director of the Billy
A Wall of Security or a Table of Fellowship?Subscriber Access Only
Matthew Kaemingk makes a political and theological case for welcoming Muslim immigrants.
pluralism fully infused with an exclusive gospel, a gospel compelling the church to live up for the oppressed or disenfranchised—it also requires humble, hopeful, persevering action for
Gandalf on the Quad
What The Lord of the Rings can teach Christian leaders in higher education (and elsewhere).
Christian higher education: Philip Ryken, former senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia similar way, Frodo and Sam bear the burden of the Ring, persevering in their
Fruitful Near-Culture Church Planters: A Qualitative Study (Part 1)
A survey of near-culture church planters
multiple times, was the idea of the worker “persevering through difficulty and suffering.” It seems that difficulty and suffering are companions of fruitfulness for near-culture church planters
Recent Research on End-of-Life Issues Reveal Holes in Our Theology
If we are pro-life, we are anti-assisted suicide.
example of persevering in suffering. When his very own wife said, “Curse God and die,” Job couldn't fathom such an act. And yet, what do we see happening in the Church's thinking if
When East Meets West
A response to Bradley Nassif's suggestions for Protestant and Orthodox communion.
Prospects for church fellowship between the Orthodox Church and churches with roots in indifference to true doctrine and right practice but demands patient, persevering effort toward
Fruitful Near-Culture Church Planters: A Qualitative Study (Part 2)
A survey of near-culture church planters
She trains and coaches believers to ignite church-planting movements. were fruitful primarily because they value certain things: growing intimacy with Jesus, persevering on mission
The Robust Faith of George III
The “mad” ruler of England during the American Revolution led a life of impressive personal piety.
with the governance of his kingdom, republican leaders in the 13 colonies wanted to frame their new and lasting nation under a now-persevering separation of church and state.
Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People
Like being one degree off course, the negative outcomes increase in severity.
assume that the mission field is a frontline while your home church neighborhood is This is because persevering through trial, error, and occasional ambiguity contributes significantly to
The Benedict Option’s Blind Spots
A vibrant church in America learns from global and local leaders.
The New Testament provides a model of persevering faith, creativity, and community. Anyone seeking a more dynamic, transformational, risk-taking church in America will humbly learn
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I Am a Survivor of Pastoral Exhaustion
Four insights that keep me from going down that road again.
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reaching numerical goals; it is persevering. I learned to resist the model of being evaluated only by the number of attendees, new members, baptisms, or conversions I had in the church.
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The persecuted church shows the power of community amid social hostility.
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The life and history of the church proves that there will always be those who wish to not our main concern, it can be a powerful byproduct of these kinds of persevering communities that
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God’s faithfulness.
They show the church how God's power can be released through weakness, and we all need examples of that. We need to see people who are smiling and persevering and enduring
A Walking DisasterSubscriber Access Only
How a hurricane helped me weather my battle with cancer.
The church has long taught fortitude as the virtue of adversity and as a fruit of resilience is expediting recovery, fortitude places greater value on endurance and persevering through long
We Need Mentors in Our Spiritual Lives, Too
Diverse relationships within the church help teach and train.
Mary gained wisdom from persevering through life. regularly taught women's Bible studies, homeschooled her children, and was devoted to serving midshipmen, her church, and her
God Has a Confusing Plan for Your LifeSubscriber Access Only
The believer's call is never to certainty, but to faith.
Swoboda (a pastor at Theophilus, a Portland church, and a teacher at George Fox and Fuller It isn't just sin and disbelief, but faith—even the stoutest, most persevering faith—that takes
Why I Stayed in a Predominantly White Church
Sacrificing comfort, gaining unity. A guest post by Trillia Newbell.
I'm convinced many of our problems with the church result from running away from difficult or uncomfortable situations rather than persevering through them.
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Eugene Cho on the underrated need for quiet works of justice.
However, I've been to enough gatherings, church services, and conferences over the past decade where a lot of people talk very How are we persevering through inevitable setbacks?
In Word, In DeedSubscriber Access Only
Eugene Cho on the underrated need for quiet works of justice.
However, I've been to enough gatherings, church services, and conferences over the past decade where a lot of people talk very How are we persevering through inevitable setbacks?
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Lead Us Not Into Scandal
Lead Us Not Into Scandal
While some other evangelicals stumbled in national news, Graham's Modesto Manifesto kept him from falling.
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