Preachers: Give People an Opportunity to Respond to God

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Appeal In Preaching

When we preach the Bible, we are leading people to encounter God and respond to Him personally. As we work our way through the specific text …
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Five Questions to Ask Before Rebranding Your Church, Ministry, or Nonprofit

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Rebranding Church

At times, we all get frustrated or just plain tired of the way we do things.  Maybe it’s repetition, maybe it’s competition, or maybe the …
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Instead of Building Your Platform, Build Your Character

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Platform

Pastor, words like “platform” and “influence” are important. But if we aren’t careful, in our desire to build our platform and influence, …
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Autopsy of a Burned Out Pastor: 13 Lessons

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Exhausted

Perhaps the autopsy metaphor is not the best choice. After all, the person is not deceased. But the pastor who is burned out feels like life …
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5 Essential Ingredients of Groups that Make Disciples

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Small Groups

Yesterday I asked the question, “What have you designed your groups to make?”  Answering my own question, I said, “Our small groups are …
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“Busy” Boys Mean Bad Relationships

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Boys

I have often thought that if the Devil can’t make a man bad he’ll make him busy. When I am busy or in a hurry it is impossible for me to …
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Why Hobby Lobby Matters

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SCOTUS

This is as close as a Southern Baptist gets to dancing in the streets for joy. The Supreme Court just handed down the Hobby Lobby case, and …
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Every Youth Leader’s Big Fight

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Battle

Everyday a youth leader wakes up he/she enters into a battle. This age-old war is not with disconnected parents, apathetic teenagers or …
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The Importance of Multi-Generational Worship, Part 1

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stones

“One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:4 The Congregation It was the …
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Free Ebook – The Master Plan of Evangelism, Revisited

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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 …
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