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REACHING THE HOPELESS AT GAINESVILLE HOPE CONNECTION

    Phil Larson is not trying to reach transfer members to Hope Connection Church in Gainesville, Texas. He looks for the down-and-out, people who have given up on the future. Phil takes them in – the local judge and district attorney send most of them to him. Phil teaches them about life and living, and some of them […]

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WILLOW CREEK ELDERS AND PASTOR HEATHER LARSON RESIGN OVER BILL HYBELS

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/august/willow-creek-bill-hybels-heather-larson-elders-resign   In sharing this story, I have no desire to sensationalize, or to celebrate the pain of Willow Creek Church or its founding pastor. In addition, everything in this article is now public information. My motive is sincerely to warn. I am convinced the devil’s first strategy is to get a pastor into a trap. His next […]

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THIS IS DESTROYING MORE CHURCHES, PASTORS, MARRIAGES, AND PEOPLE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN HISTORY

ministrytodaymag.com/life/deliverance/25176-this-is-destroying-more-churches-pastors-marriages-and-people-than-anything-in-history “The greatest threat to the cause of Christ in the history of the world.” – Josh McDowell BY: CONQUER SERIES  8:00AM EDT 7/16/2018 As we see the daily political and social turmoil in our society, Christians are praying for God to send a spiritual revival to stir the church and ignite the fire of repentance […]

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHURCH PLANTERS GONE?

christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/august/where-have-all-church-planters-gone.                  What’s the greatest hindrance to effective church planting? BY: Jeff Christopherson You might expect to get varied answers to this question from church planting theorists, strategists, and practitioners, but among those consistently participating in this conversation one comment bubbles to the top almost every time: A scarcity of prepared leaders. This wasn’t true […]

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SINGLES: A VITAL PART OF OUR CHURCHES

www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/july/singles-vital-part-of-our-churches Singles make up half of our churches, so we best learn to treat all people—married or single—equally. By: Ed Stetzer Let me just get this out there at the outset: For many, being single in the church can sometimes feel very awkward. I have heard a number of singles tell me stories that have […]

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THE BIGGEST ISSUE THAT CAUSED ME TO DOUBT MY FAITH

http://seanmcdowell.org/blog/the-biggest-issue-that-caused-me-to-doubt-my-faith This short article by Sean McDowell has brought back memories of when I was in college and was required to take a class in philosophy. My professor was a liberal minister who made no effort in the class to defend the Christian faith. I hit a wall in that class, and was not prepared […]

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3 COMMON REASONS FOR MINISTRY BURNOUT

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-to-prevent-ministry-burnout? By: Raul Rivera Burnout reason #1: Critical Church Members Oftentimes, one of the greatest sources of burnout for a pastor can come from the very people that he or she serves on a weekly basis – church members. These are the folks for which you often stay up late praying. These are the individuals […]

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8 SURPRISING ATTITUDE SHIFTS THAT WILL HELP YOU GET NEW VOLUNTEERS

 https://www.pastormentor.com/get-more-volunteers/ BY: HAL SEED Who knew that getting more volunteers would depend so much on how you think about it  – and how you talk about it. 1. It’s God’s Problem. He got you into this mess. It’s his problem to get you out of it! Well, maybe he didn’t exactly get you into it, […]

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THESE BOMBS LED ME TO CHRIST

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/may/napalm-girl-kim-phuc-phan-thi-fire-road.html The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith. By: Kim Phuc Phan Thi You have seen my picture a thousand times. It’s a picture that made the world gasp—a picture that defined my life. I am nine years old, running along a puddled roadway in front […]

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HOW YOUR CHURCH CAN HONOR MOMS ON MOTHER’S DAY

www.startchurch.com/blog/view/name/how-your-church-can-honor-moms-on-mothers-day BY: RAUL RIVERA   Every year there are certain Sundays that some refer to as “big” Sundays. These are the Sundays, such as Easter Sunday, when many people who may not be regular congregants decide to attend church. What makes these Sundays so “big” is the evangelistic opportunity that churches have on newcomers. Mother’s Day […]

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