How Full Is Your Bucket?



The path to simplicity is not for the faint of heart. It’s a process that requires total honesty. So let me pose the question: How depleted are you? How long has it been since you have felt fully replenished? Jesus told Martha that her only hope was to pull up a chair, unplug from all […]

Books – Purple Fish: A Heart for Sharing Jesus


Purple Fish

Purple Fish: A Heart for Sharing Jesus, by Mark O. Wilson was released last month by Wesleyan Publishing House and is receiving rave reviews from early readers who can’t put it down. In this inspiring, practical book, Mark O. Wilson uses fishing and treasure hunting as metaphors, offering a fresh, new approach for sharing Christ […]

Book Review: How to Read the Bible Book by Book


Book by Book

Those readers who have attended Bible college or seminary will likely have used a New Testament or Old Testament introduction. Such books provide a survey of each book of the Bible, considering questions of date, authorship, occasion for writing, an outline and overview of the contents, and so forth. Such works, which are frequently academic […]

Resources: Life On Mission Church-wide Campaign


Life on Mission

Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to tell others about him, to share our faith. We want to live life on mission, obeying Jesus’ final command to us: “go into all the world and make disciples.” But when it comes to actually engaging in evangelism, we hesitate. We get intimidated, uncertain, or […]

Book Review: Toughest People to Love


Toughest People to Love

All pastors know what it means to struggle with difficult people in their churches, and almost all would welcome guidance regarding how to deal with and counsel those types of persons. In “Toughest People to Love: how to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in your Life,” Chuck DeGroat, associate professor of pastoral care […]

Books: You And Me Forever by Francis Chan and Lisa Chan


You and Me Forever

Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa address the question that many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a great marriage?” Setting aside […]

Books: How to Read the Bible For All It’s Worth


How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Evangelical Christians understand the Bible to be the Word of God, and the majority of them believe that they ought to be reading it. Those that do so all too frequently find themselves frustrated. They encounter a very old book with varied types of literature written over a period of almost 1,500 years and dealing […]

Free Ebook – The Master Plan of Evangelism, Revisited


Master Plan Revisited

Dr. Robert Coleman set the standard for discipleship and evangelism in the 20th century when he wrote the watershed book The Master Plan of Evangelism over 50 years ago. Since then, Coleman’s work has sold more than 3.5 million copies and has been translated into 100-plus languages. In this new eBook, Bobby Harrington, director of […]

New Small Group Study: Romans 8, by Tom Holladay


Romans 8

Take a journey together with your small group to greater faith! If you’ve ever had feelings like, “I’m not good enough,” “I’m never going to change,” or “Life is too hard,” Romans eight is the chapter for you! Pastor Tom Holladay taught this video series beginning at the bottom and moving to the top of […]

Books – The Rise of the ‘Nones’ by James Emery White



Worked my way through The Rise of the Nones this week.  New from James Emery White, the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, this is a must read in my opinion.  White is an insightful observer of culture and culture shifts and the implications of this particular shift ought to be a front burner conversation for all of us. […]

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