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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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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
How to Regain Cultural CapitalSubscriber Access Only
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
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.
My Bitter QuesadillaSubscriber Access Only
When a close friend left my church, I faced the inevitability of relational failure.
And failed. We planted that church. It fizzled. Keep trying. Failure to Stop Trying. To be sure, taking initiative, entering risk, and persevering are excellent responses to failure.
There’s Only One Thing That Lets Us Get Close to SufferingSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'The Justice Calling'.
Because of what God has done, is doing, and will do in and through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, we can enter a fallen world of suffering and heartache rooted in a persevering hope
When Your Child Is a Prodigal
We’ve been waiting 15 years, and there’s no “happy ending” in sight.
We placed a high priority on both church involvement and community service. In our context, always protecting, trusting, hoping, and persevering doesn't exempt us from living with
Joni Eareckson Tada: “Don’t Deny Christ. The Stakes Are Too High”Subscriber Access Only
How suffering drives us to the Cross
Given all of those trials, has persevering through suffering gotten any easier? I love Ephesians 3:10: “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be
The Key to Making a Difference in the WorldSubscriber Access Only
Key speakers at the famous conference seem to agree.
what evangelical passion—for evangelism, social justice, the environment, rebuilding the church (yes, these There's a reason one of the most effective and persevering activists of our
Adoption: Not a Justice Cause But a Spiritual RealitySubscriber Access Only
Together for Adoption responds to Megan Hill's recent Her.meneutics post.
If we want that type of movement to happen within the church, and to happen in a But the theology of adoption can equip Christians to have a persevering love with children who resist
Catholic but not Roman
Catholic but not Roman
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ‘Reforming Catholic Confession’ calls Protestants to unity.
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