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Just Like Toddlers

Monday, October 12, 2015 Just Like Toddlers Our first child was an incredibly active toddler. He spent the early days of his infant development constantly grabbing, clinging and climbing on people and objects as if life were the ultimate jungle gym. Between 8 and 9 months, he...
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The Glorious, Radical, Ordinary Christian Life

  January 2, 2015  Christians are supposed to have an impact on the world in which we live. Like the followers of Jesus in Acts 17:6–7, present-day followers of Jesus should be turning the world upside down. However, when we think about turning the world upside down for...
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Wonder Why You’re Here

October 2, 2014  by Jon Bloom You are. You are tempted to fill in a blank at the end of that sentence. You are ___. Most of what you might place in that blank are not worthy to be compared to the revealed glory that you are. How is it that you are? That is wonderful question. A...
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The Osteen Predicament

The Osteen Predicament — Mere Happiness Cannot Bear the Weight of the Gospel Wednesday • September 3, 2014 The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria...
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Culture & Idolatry

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by Eric Parker “But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the face of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and, finding a ship bound for Tarshish, he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshis, away from the face of the Lord.” Jonah...
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Who Are the Unreached and Why Must We Go to Them?

By David Burnette What does it mean to be part of an Unreached People Group (UPG)? How do unreached peoples stand before God? What is our obligation, as followers of Christ, to those who have no access to the gospel? The following outline provides a good summary for these kinds...
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Evangelism at Ease

July 9, 2014  by Jenny Frank Sweaty hands and a gnawing in the stomach. Nervous thoughts that can’t sort themselves out fast enough. The all too cognitive sense that the words coming out are forced, a formula you’d rather memorize than fumble through. If you’ve ever tried to...
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Why You Should Care about the Hobby Lobby Ruling

By David Burnette In case you missed it, the Supreme Court of the United States sided with Hobby Lobby in its ruling this morning, saying that the government cannot force closely-held, for-profit corporations to purchase abortion-causing drugs in violation of their religious...
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Developing New Leaders

Developing New Leaders Potential leaders need intentional personal development time so they can develop maturity and ministry skills. Some pastors make the mistake of outsourcing the development of their leaders to books and processes. Although books and processes are helpful,...
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Developing a Kid’s Ministry Team

Developing a Kids Ministry Team Every Christian in the church has a role to play in the work of the ministry. When developing a kids ministry, it’s up to church staff to identify, recruit, and organize volunteers into a cohesive team. As a church grows, staff pleas often shift...
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