February, 2016

Why 734 Pastors Quit (and How Their Churches Could Have Kept Them)

The Lifeway Survey that produced these findings focused primarily on why pastors left: change in calling, conflict, and burnout. These big three, plus others, identify where local churches, conferences and denominations need to work to improve the retention rates among pastors. – Pastor Frank By Lisa Cannon Green No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture […]

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Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

Looking Forward to Easter Sunday, March 27 By Frank G. Tunstall  “The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed […]

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10 Ways to Connect with Older Congregations

By: Lane Sebring My church has two Sunday services. The earlier service is a more traditional worship environment. This service tends to be attended by an older demographic. From my experience of preaching this service I have made some observations about preaching to older crowds: 1. Older crowds are way more receptive to young preachers […]

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Muslim Family Says Jesus Appeared to Them With a Specific Message

 First released by Charisma News, 2:00PM EST 2/15/2016 By: Mark Ellis/God Reports It’s a modern Saul and Ananias story! Tyler Connell with the Ekballo Project has been touring college campuses around the U.S., sharing stories and video from his most recent trip to Middle East, where he documented a dramatic move of God among Muslims, […]

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Why Your Marriage is Like Your Garden

By John McGee A few years ago my wife and I were vacationing with some friends on Vancouver Island. We were driving around looking for some off-the-beaten-path point of interest when suddenly we came upon a home with the most amazing garden I had ever seen. Right there in the middle of the road, I […]

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