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What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Likewise, Christians who never listen to those from other parts of the world can assume the only way to practice the faith is the way you were taught and have gotten used to.
Deadlines Extended for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C
IRS pushes due date to March 2018.
The IRS has also extended relief for reporting entities that can show that they have made good-faith efforts to comply with the information- reporting requirements of Forms 1095-B and
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
Choosing Faith. I have witnessed people who go through their toughest storms in life, remaining very calm and collected while standing on their faith in God to deliver them.
The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation
The addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the church has grown.
Aside from the grand cathedrals of Europe (which were often the result of politics and power more than faith), it wasn't physically possible for local congregations to become massive
Poured Out for the Church
Releasing the desire to be right, even when you’ve been wronged
of the Shepherd. Forgiveness is the path―we know it is. We preach it week after week, the hallmark of Christian faith and practice. Forgiving 70 times
Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
Was she ready to demonstrate her true faith through acts of submission, all in the name of obedience, piety, propriety? An Insatiable Thirst for Knowledge.
Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
On the other hand, I understand why faith leaders are hesitant. I often question when or how much to speak up because I don't want to offend my white friends.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work. The following diagram illustrates the way we envision faith, work, and economic (FWE) integration in the local church.
Making the Leap from Marketplace to Ministry
Five truths to keep in mind when God calls you to a big career change
After finding Christ, she began sharing her new faith with so many others that even her friends observed she might have a new calling, which led her to seminary and then ordination.
To Fight Discouragement, Fan Your Flame
Times of discouragement are inevitable in ministry, but we can learn to combat them.
He had suffered much persecution for his faith and even wrote the letter of 2 Timothy from a prison cell in Rome. Paul tells Timothy, and now all of us
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
parents. This is a bit ironic because the two men whose teachings have formed the foundations of our faith practices—Jesus and Paul—were neither!
What Leaders Can Learn from Violent Incidents at Churches
2016 statistics show churches should look for signs of domestic abuse.
In 2016, violent deaths were more frequent at faith-based organizations than at schools, and in comparing 2016 to the most recent 10 years, it was the second in the number of violent
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Church & CultureMarch 10, 2017. Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in
...But I'm Okay With MY Clichés
Be careful that you don’t find yourself leaving shallow expressions of truth for shallow expressions of falsehood.
A lot of people are talking and writing about leaving the Christian faith lately. I've also heard several podcasts in which former Christians talk about why they left the faith.
9 No-Fault Reasons Some Local Churches Close Their Doors
Is it an admission of defeat or disobedience to acknowledge that congregations have a finite life-span?
circumstances. But there were also a few responses that were concerned about what they perceived as lack of faith. A couple were downright angry.