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Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 4)
More ways small churches can serve their communities
that students who are not reading at grade level by the time they complete third grade are Even thirty minutes spent with a child each school day working on reading skills will pay
Five Things that Keep Churches from Change
Being a representative of Christ in a lost world requires change.
Ironically, we may not even recognize it until one day we are about to close the doors. Third, misplaced reliance. Sometimes, churches start trusting in things other than God.
Mother Mary Is a Sanctuary—and So Are We
Annunciation Day invites us to be vessels of Christ in the world.
Christians, Annunciation Day—which lands exactly nine months before Christmas Day—marks the awkward for many Protestants, but it was affirmed by the third ecumenical Council of
Doors and Broken Handles: Discerning Where God Wants Us to Go
How do we know when a door is really shut? How hard should we pull?
Last week, on a sleet-filled day in the grocery parking lot, I pulled the sliding door handle. In dismay, I found that the door was frozen shut. This was the third time this month this had
Three Types of Evangelistic Contexts: Contact, Context, and Friendship
Few things are more enjoyable than being in partnership with the God of the universe.
Context provides opportunity, every day, to the person alert to the heart of God for others we meet in the normal activities of life. Third, there is friendship evangelism.
Love & Marriage… Go Together Like… A Few Comments on the Covenantal Practice Today
Marriage is a created good, is not a ‘must,’ isn’t easy.
Feb 14, 2018. marriage, love, valentine's day, romance. 2016, when prompted to respond to the statement “marriage has not worked out for most people I know,” roughly a third of those
The Wise Leader: Navigating Ethical Storms
Former U.S. Attorney contributes to an ongoing series.
First, during my third year of law school I toured the USS New Orleans (LPH-11), a huge This period came to a crashing halt when I was asked to resign on Pearl Harbor Day of 2006.
Rural Stories: Books to Challenge, Inspire, and Encourage the Small Town Pastor
Donnie Griggs, J.D. Vance, and Winn Collier
The most powerful story was the gospel—God in the flesh dwelt among us, died, rose again on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and would one day return in glory
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day. Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day. Third, develop a rhythm. It's no secret that this is a crazy time of year.
Andy Savage’s Standing Ovation Was Heard Round the World. Because It Was Wrong.
It's not an incident. It's abuse.
If you are getting weary of more sexual assault allegations coming out every day, you are not Stone has placed him on a leave of absence and is pursuing a third-party investigation.
Building Bridges of Witness in Turkey
To be Turkish is to be Muslim.
On the day I arrived, the President of Turkey refused entrance to Americans. Fear inhibits. Third is the government's refusal to allow a local congregation to have a church building.
How to Be Busy but in Balance
Work is good; too much good can be bad.
God has given us 24 hours each day and calls us to find ways to use that time effectively and to his ultimate glory. Third, don't let other people tell you what to value most.
I’m a Rural Pastor! What Now?
Do not make any changes in the first year.
I'll never forget the sunny day that Carole and I pulled into the parking lot of the Finchford The third area involves spending that first year or more in discovery about your church.
The Problem of Suicide: How is the Church Caring for those Impacted?
A church without the broken is a broken church.
Each year, 44,193 Americans die by suicide which, on average, amounts to 121 suicides per day. Third, churches need to be more engaged in the prevention of suicide.
How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?
Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul.
Let his Word speak. Third, engage in constant prayer. Think back over your day and ask God to show you times when you were prejudicial, discriminatory, and marginalized others.
Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
John and Nancy Ortberg, others confront megachurch with its own #MeToo moment. “The charges against me are false,” says Hybels of former friends’ “collusion.”
There still to this day is not evidence of misconduct on my part.”. and Leanne Mellado say the allegations against Bill Hybels are serious enough to require a third-party investigation
The 10 Celebrities Evangelicals Trust Most and Least on Politics
Survey ranks political endorsements from Trump to Oprah to Jerry Falwell Jr.
Daily)A daily newsletter featuring the most important and significant events on each day in Christian About a third of evangelicals see endorsements by the Obamas as a plus, while just
John Adams’ Words 240 Years Later: A Faith Filter for the Church Today
The role of the “great Politician” can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ.
And this just isn't so. No matter how close to godliness we may appear to be, we are all tainted with sin at the end of the day. Third, we regroup as Christ-followers.
When Questions Reflect Issues of the Heart: A New Evangelism for a New Day
The questions have changed, but the needs are the same.
That day, as I picked up my Chocolate Macadamia Nut coffee, Sam posed a tough question to me. A third wondered how a loving God could send anyone to hell.
Why Didn’t God Make You More Beautiful?
The glorious gospel needs ordinary people.
that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to
Top Story March 24, 2018
Bill Hybels Accused of Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
John and Nancy Ortberg, others confront megachurch with its own #MeToo moment. “The charges against me are false,” says Hybels of former friends’ “collusion.”
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