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In His Absence

What do we do when God seems absent from our churches? In When God Feels Absent Peyton Jones asks some uncomfortable questions, including, "Has the church been using entertainment as a substitutionary form of life support; an iron lung that replaces breathing in the air of God's presence?"

I Like Change!

Pastor Stephen Brucker likes change. A lot. But his appetite for transition left the people he led frustrated and exhausted. Read what he learned in I Like Change!

What Gets People to Want What's Right?

There are many ways to motivate people. The challenge is to motivate them in healthy ways. Mandy Smith provides examples of how to motivate your people without resorting to should, ought, and must.

Are Churches Fixing Problems No One Cares About?

Our new blog Pivot, written by small church pastor Karl Vaters, has struck a chord with readers. In a recent post, Karl asks, "Are Churches Fixing Problems No One Cares About?"


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Drew Dyck
Drew Dyck

Drew Dyck
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