Scripture That Comes To Life

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One man’s advice on finding a Bible that speaks to you. By Ben Irwin I grew up in a Christian home surrounded by Bibles—all 400-year-old King James Versions. One day, someone gave me one in a language I could understand, and it transformed my life. I went to seminary, worked as a youth pastor for […]


The Bible Series: Get Official Resources Now

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The Bible miniseries, produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, The Apprentice) and Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel), is coming to television and for two hours every Sunday night for five weeks, from March 3rd through Easter Sunday on March 31st, millions of viewers will see the Bible come to life in a whole new […]


Preparing For Easter: The 5-Spot Test

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Here’s a simple way to evaluate how guests see your church building. Take the “5-Spot Test.” Stop at five specific places around your church site for five minutes and answer five questions. Spot #1: Church parking lot. Just before worship, park in a guest space. How easy is it to find a parking space? From […]


4 Simple Rules About Where Your Church Meets

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If you’ve ever heard the story of Saddleback, you know we moved from one location to another for twelve years before moving onto our campus in 1992. We met in 67 locations in our first 15 years of existence — and broke every church-planting rule that says you must have a consistent meeting location! We […]


America’s Top Football Players Use the Youversion App

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Hear from players during Super Bowl 47 Media Day – how they use the Bible App and what connecting with God’s Word means to them. Special thanks to 1615.tv. YouVersion is a free Bible for your phone and computer. The Bible App has been installed on over 78 million mobile devices around the world. When […]


Saddleback Church: What’s Happening for the Next 10 Weeks Up to Easter

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We’re showing you this letter from Rick to the Saddleback Staff for a couple of reasons. First, it is reflective of the way Rick communicates to the staff. He says things in a positive way and conveys his own sense of excitement about the things that are happening at the church. He gives tangible examples […]


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 […]


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 […]


A Mobile App to Help You Share Your Faith

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New social technologies have enabled people to share their faith at unprecedented rates, which makes this a great time in which to pass along tools and resources to the people in the pews to help them along. One such great tool is the How to Share Your Faith app. It’s free, and it’s available on […]


Eight Phrases We Say or Write That Aren’t Correct

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The English language is rich with words and phrases with a variety of nuances. The problem is that we sometimes write or say some of them incorrectly. As I continue my grammar cop theme from yesterday, I want to feature eight phrases that are often used incorrectly: “I am nauseous.” That little sentence phrase literally […]


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