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Mar 31, 2015
Worship
Worship Leaders Are Not Rock Stars
B. E. Merrill / Wikipedia

Worship Leaders Are Not Rock Stars

Worship leaders are to lead worship, not become rock stars.

I am a child of the contemporary church movement. I even came to Christ in a contemporary church.

The contemporary church movement is what I’ve known in most of my life in ministry. I’ve planted six churches that were contemporary.

Yet, I never would have ...

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Mar 31, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 3/31/15

Resurrection of Religion; Liberty University and the GOP; God Amidst Relativism

Mar 30, 2015
Culture

3 Reasons Public Places (Including Schools) Should Be Open to Churches

The Supreme Court denied hearing the case involving New York City's right to keep religious services out of schools.
3 Reasons Public Places (Including Schools) Should Be Open to Churches
Joe Ravi / Wikipedia

Update: New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

Today the Supreme Court declined to review a case from New York City involving the city’s right to ban religious groups from holding worship services in public schools. Effectively this solidifies ...

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Mar 30, 2015
Missiology

4 Reasons Small Groups are Vital to Your Church’s Health

Small groups are important for your church because they foster discipleship and friendship:
4 Reasons Small Groups are Vital to Your Church’s Health
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For the book Transformational Groups, which I co-authored with Eric Geiger, we conducted a survey of churchgoers in the United States and Canada. The results were telling.

Almost 8-in-10 (79 percent) of those surveyed agreed that small groups are very important in the ...

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Mar 30, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 3/30/15

Silent Cries; Apologizing to Victims of Sexual Abuse; Megachurch Demolition
Morning Roundup 3/30/15

Silent CriesDerwin Gray

I was moved by this, and I am encouraged to see that more pastors are writing on the subject of mental illness. (You can find much more on the topic here at our blog. See here.)

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Mar 28, 2015
Seminars

Saturday is for Seminars: The April "Restoring All Things" Tour: Grand Rapids, Atlanta, Dallas

Restoring All Things is a live storytelling experience. Join us!
Saturday is for Seminars: The April "Restoring All Things" Tour: Grand Rapids, Atlanta, Dallas

Restoring All Things: Grand Rapids, Atlanta, and Dallas—April 1, 8, 15, 2015

I want to invite you to this series of conference taking place in three different locations on three different days in April.

April 1st = Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI April ...
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Mar 27, 2015
The Gospel Project

Don't Miss the Story of the Bible

Jesus isn’t just part of the Bible story; He is the point of the Bible story.
Don't Miss the Story of the Bible

There are great stories in the Bible…but it is possible to know Bible stories, yet miss the Bible. – Ed Clowney

This quote should caution us as preachers, teachers, and church leaders.

Sure, all of us believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the source of ...

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