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If Your Heart is Right, Ignore the Critics

January 6, 2014 8:00 AM

Ambition is complicated. When related to material things it sounds like greed, so we often take the idea of “bigger and more” in our lives and boil it all down to sin. We sit in the back like my...

Changing to Love Our Neighbors

November 29, 2012 2:12 PM

We were a pastoral-size church (150 or less in attendance on Sundays) seeking to grow and trying a programmatic model to do so. We felt pretty good about our “if we provide it, folks will come” method. Who wouldn’t...

Making the Most of Your Mission Trip

May 21, 2012 2:54 PM

You’re investing thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and numerous headaches in planning a missions trip. You hope to save the world (at least the corner you’ll be in) and return with photos, stories, and unforgettable memories of souls...

Every Need Is Not a Call

June 6, 2011 2:00 PM

I frequently work with churches that are located in communities with multiple needs and issues. In urban neighborhoods, and more frequently now in suburbs and rural communities, you might find the following issues: high levels of unemployment, with families struggling...

Chasing after Glory

April 18, 2011 8:00 AM

Eleven months ago I stepped out of full-time ministry to give birth to my first child. After working for nine years as a pastor and one year as a hospital chaplain, I knew the transition from ministry to motherhood would...


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