The cloud that taught me to listen

My friend Tessie shared a powerful testimony with our Board of Directors that’s so timely and filled with essential wisdom for every ministry, I had to share. The Cloud Nearly four years ago, a “cloud” appeared on my left eye. After many tests, and with no family history of the disease, I was diagnosed with […]

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Reading vs. Engaging

“Is it enough to simply read God’s Word, or must one actually engage with it to grow in their faith or be transformed by it?

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10 Key Elements for Planning Your Next Outreach

Many of Jesus’s teachings reflect the importance of planning when it comes to Kingdom matters. The great banquet in Matthew 22 reveals numerous planning elements that make it a fitting instruction manual for our own ministry planning.

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Biblical Illiteracy: Contagious or Preventable?

Despite unprecedented access to God’s Word—more than at any other time in history—sadly, Biblical literacy is on the decline. Take a look: 1950’s—The post-World War II decade was full of religious vitality, with rapid growth in church membership, especially in the booming new suburbs. 1960’s—During this decade, Americans experienced major change and upheaval that carried […]

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Why a Thick Gospel is so Important

We’ve all done it. Programmatically it makes perfect sense. We take something as complex as the Gospel and simplify it in an attempt to discover the “formula”—the silver bullet—for effective ministry. Because if we can do that, we can easily follow and replicate the pattern to successfully create Christ followers anywhere. We don’t have bad […]

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