The Importance of My Kids Just Seeing Me

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By Mike Goeke, associate pastor at Stonegate Fellowship Church in Midland, Texas. A friend of mine recently referred to his missionary …
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The $10 Evangelism Project

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By Mark Coppenger, professor of Christian apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. When planting a church on Chicago's North …
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Is Self-censorship by Believers the Greatest Threat to Religious Expression?

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A letter recently published on my local newspaper's editorial page helpfully summarized the view of many secular folks when it comes to …
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3 Things Every Pastor Must Keep in Mind

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Bear in mind these three things -- One sermon on any subject hardly makes a dent in the problem. People need constant repetition and …
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What Does it Mean to Live Incarnationally?

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I am reading a new book that I’d recommend to you called Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker. He writes… When we say we are to live …
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Use Sports as an Intentional Evangelism Tool

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By guest columnist John Garner The boy came to the altar during invitation time with a simple salvation tract and told the inquiring …
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Stillness? It’s a Little Scary

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Don't just do something; stand there. Better yet, kneel there. Be there. It's easy to switch the verbs in the old, accusatory …
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Three Things Communicated by Vision

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Leadership and vision go hand in hand. Therefore, leadership must begin with a clear vision: whether it be for our personal life, our …
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Five Confessions of a Failed Church Planter

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I've planted several churches and I know how hard it can be. I've never "closed" a plant, but I've sat with several others that have. It is …
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Fresh Ideas for 4th of July Celebrations

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"…I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority." I …
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