One Pastor’s Fatal Mistake

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There are certain things that I write about and talk about that are harder than others. The most difficult things to discuss for me are the personal, intentional decisions that I made to have an affair. Selfish. Cruel. Mean. Dark. There are some things in life we can chalk up to circumstances. There are some […]


Free eBook – I Woke Up In Heaven: Near Life Experiences

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I Woke Up In Heaven

Heaven is near. Triggered by the recent passing of his mother, pastor/author David Putman has been on an all-out search for glimpses of heaven and eternity. As he read books and studied Scripture, and reflected on life situations (such as the joyous homecoming of his son from military deployment), Putman says he has begun to […]


How to Share Christ with Your Hindu Friends

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By Jeff Brawner If you’ve traveled most anywhere in the United States recently, you’ve likely had contact with a follower of Hinduism, a religion that is becoming a major factor on the American religious landscape. Witnessing to Hindus can be daunting. A seminary student described his effort to reach out to a Hindu, saying, “They […]


LifeWay Launches eBookstore & eReader App

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By Jon D. Wilke LifeWay Christian Resources has launched a new ebookstore at LifeWay.com and a new mobile ebook reader, making it more convenient for customers to take their favorite books with them wherever they go. The LifeWay Reader app is now available as a free download from the Apple App Store for iPhone and […]


Free eBook: To Trust and Follow Jesus

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To Trust and Follow Jesus

Most local churches try to do too many things. They seek to worship God, serve the poor, reach lost people, proclaim justice, support one another and on and on. In this eBook, Founding and Lead Pastor Bob Harrington pursues the assertion that discipleship is the core purpose of the church. True disciples learn how to […]


New Discipleship Resource from Greg Laurie: Start to Follow

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“When you hear the word disciple, what comes to mind?  Maybe you think of the twelve disciples who tramped along behind Jesus through the Judean wilderness and the dusty streets of Jerusalem?  Maybe you visualize their faces in a stained glass church window or in some old painting with little halos over their heads? “But […]


Free eBook: Transformational Church – Church to Organization

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Transformational Relationships

A supplemental eBook for Missional Moves (Exponential Signature Series, Zondervan) by Rob Wegner & Jack Magruder Making disciples is a team sport. If a local church wants to disciple a neighborhood, community or city, they can’t do it alone. That kind of community transformation will require the local church to partner with players from every […]


Announcing SUMS: A Free Book Summary Tool

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For years I have dreamed of providing a best of class and totally free book summary service to church leaders. Now its time! And it’s called SUMS.  Imagine getting 26 summaries a year absolutely free! What got me thinking about SUMS? I love reading, and I appreciate book summaries like most church leaders. But I wished […]


Free Ebook: Measuring the Orchard

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Measuring the Orchard

Measuring The Orchard examines the emptiness of a ministry focused almost entirely on growing a single church, describes the natural life cycle all churches go through, and offers a better scorecard for defining success in ministry. Geoff Surratt lays out a “begin with the end in mind” view of church health and growth that leads […]


Free Chapter of The Purpose Driven Life, Expanded Edition

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New Purpose Driven Life

The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from […]


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