The unrecognized beauty of suffering

None of us are strangers to suffering. Yet, how does it produce beauty?


Why we should pray for Christians post-persecution

Those who have survived persecution often need just as much prayer as those currently enduring persecution.
December 31, 2016   Anthony Marr

Do the math this Christmas

In algebra, you may remember those little angles that were used to represent one number being “greater than,” and one representing “lesser than.” They helped me understand what Christmas was all about.
December 22, 2016   Phillip Foster

5 creative ways to be a welcoming church

Do people feel welcomed at your church?
December 21, 2016   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

The primary principle to be an effective church leader

People are watching you. Church leaders can only show what they know.
December 20, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

I’ll be home for Christmas – welcoming students home for winter break

While emerging adults will be home for Christmas, don’t expect them to come pounding on your door to talk. So how does the local church make the most of the Holiday Season to reach college students?
December 15, 2016   Dr. Boyd

8 qualities of shepherd-leaders

Can we improve on servant-leadership? What about a shepherd-leader?
December 10, 2016   John B. MacDonald

No church on Christmas Sunday?

Rather than debate the reasons why some say that there should not be services, I would like to give three reasons why there should be worship services on Christmas Sunday.
December 04, 2016   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

7 ways your group can celebrate this holiday season

The holidays are coming. What is your small group’s plan? Now is the time to start planning!
December 01, 2016   Mike Mack

Linking learners to the church community

Churches often mistake going, baptizing, and teaching (the hows) for the goal of making active, ongoing learners. So, with this in mind, let’s look at the hows of making active, ongoing learners.
November 28, 2016   Bob Whitesel

Finding God in the midst of tribulation

I have not heard “these are turbulent times” for quite some time now; perhaps because that description no longer does justice to our times. Chaos abounds! It has become normative.
November 15, 2016   Rob Streetman

Accessibility for the poor: Veggies, protein, and the bread of life

If your church wants to welcome poor or working class families, you may want to consider providing meals with your classes and activities.
November 10, 2016   Elizabeth Drury

How to develop a volunteer mobilization culture

It is a commonly assumed in the Church that something like 20 percent is doing 80 percent of the work. However, this is more than a gut feeling.
October 28, 2016   Jim Barber

7 ways to be missional this Halloween

Regardless of one’s opinion, Halloween does afford Christians an incredible opportunity.
October 20, 2016   Kris Eldridge

What do you do when you feel trapped?

Maybe you feel abandoned and desperate to relocate from what appears to be an ineffective ministry position. Have you resigned yourself to the idea that “God is keeping me here for a reason”?
October 17, 2016   Gerry Lewis
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