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4 Growth Blockers in Your Church

There are a variety of things pastors can do (or not do) that tend to hinder growth in a church. In an article by pastor Brian Jones, he cites these four growth blockers: You are afraid to fire staff. B...
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Christmas Treats?

There are some Christmas traditions found around the world which might seem a bit odd to most Americans. For instance: In South Africa, a Christmas Day delicacy is the deep fried caterpillar of the Emperor M...
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VIDEO: Emoji Christmas

Emojis have become the language of texts, and the clever folks at Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte used those little icons to tell the Christmas story.  This would be a wonderful service opener for man...
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Reading the Bible Missionally

As editor Michael Goheen observes in the introduction to his new book Reading the Bible Missionally (Wm. B. Eerdmans), has become pervasive in North America. Yet that very sense of overuse may “indicate that so...
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Incarnation

Lee Eclov tells this story: “People came early one Christmas Eve for the 11:00 pm service at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, in New York City. Among them was a recovering alcoholic, six months sober, who slip...
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I Am Going

I Am Going (B&H Publishing) by Daniel Akin and Bruce Ashford is a powerful little book that encourages believers to be on mission as they go into their neighborhoods, on the job, to the nations and more. Da...
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Joy; Praise

Consider the story of one young man. He was often sick as a baby. He was always small, puny some would say. As a youth he was always frail and delicate. He was not able to play sports with the other boys his ag...
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3 benefits to a preaching team

When I helped plant a church in my area four years ago, we adopted a different leadership model: a preaching team of three that planned together and rotated services for preaching. I found it to be a helpful an...