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Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
releases today. She and her husband, Nick, co-lead Gospel Community, a four-year-old church plant of 150 in Charleston, South Carolina. As many
Wanted: New Church Methods for New Church People
Changing the world with the Gospel of Jesus is less likely to happen using traditional methods with every passing year.
Changing the world with the Gospel of Jesus is less likely to happen using traditional methods with every passing year. Innovative MinistryOctober 12
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
From Performer to Pastor. An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: Provided by CeCe Love. 0; tweet; email; print.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
in practicing Sabbath. As a new believer, I took the Ten Commandments as gospel and thought a lot about what it means to keep it holy. For me, that
Reflections On My Last Conversation With David Mainse (1936–2017)
David Mainse was an innovator who used whatever technology would help him reach the greatest number of people for Jesus.
Jesus. Innovation For The Sake Of The Gospel. The other. His eyes lit up as he shared his latest ideas about communicating the gospel in new ways. Most
Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
interpretations or understandings of critical terms (eg, traditionally common words and phrases that are defined differently by the user, such as “team,” “missional,” “gospel,” or “authority
The Resurrection: Good News vs Fake News (An Easter Sermon Idea)
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn’t a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story.
The first challenge to the truth of the gospel wasn't a competing idea or argument. It was the planting of a fake news story. The Gospel Is Good News. Christianity is an event-based faith.
Outreach and Evangelism: What Works Today?
When traditional outreach misses the audience and "evangelism" becomes a dirty word, how can we share the Good News?
“We need to learn to address the gospel differently than we have, in ways our displaced culture can understand.” —Matt Brown. Tell: Inviting People Into the Gospel Story.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
The defining issue for pastoral ministry in 2017 is the gospel: Will we believe it has the power to transform lives and preach it boldly (Rom 1:16), or will we pine for the days when
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope
What you are doing matters, even when fruit appears to be scarce.
As a wise and divinely inspired soul once wrote to his wearied companions and fellow workers in the gospel, “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
four decades of church life, I've heard hundreds of messages on the Great Commission text in Matthew 28, but very rarely have I heard pastors explain how the gospel brings together
Let Them Lean In: The Power a Subtle Gospel
We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. Sometimes whispering is better than yelling.
We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. We've become very noisy and personality-driven in our presentation of the gospel. Why We're Loud.
Stop Leading from a Scarcity Mindset
With God, there’s more than enough (gifts, opportunities, ministries, work) to go around.
than-lavish generosity? Leading from Scarcity. It's easy to buy into a scarcity gospel. It's easy to forget there's more than enough to go around. It's easy
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
Sometimes in our passion to simplify the gospel, we nullify its power. An oversimplified gospel can sound more like a fairy tale or a cheap marketing slogan than the Word of God.
The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. But entertainment was never the point. Truth was the point. And truth is never boring.
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. Church LeadershipApril 01, 2016. The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us Jesus never bored people with the gospel.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
When the female CEO of a successful business becomes a member of your church, what opportunities will she have to use her leadership gifts to advance the gospel?