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Created on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Preaching, eye contact, sermon, Brandon Hilgemann, churches, connecting, pastor, notes, trust, confidence
I love visiting other churches. I love walking on a church campus for the first time, pretending I know nothing about church. It helps me understand how people might feel when they come to visit my church ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 November 2013 / Money
Tags: Brandon Cox, pastors, effective, ministry, excellence, budget, financial resources, church plant, values, faithraising, discipling
When we began planting Grace Hills, we didn’t have the quarter of a million dollars that some church plants in America start out with. We had way less than that, in fact, so we had to figure out how to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 04 November 2013 / Preaching
Tags: limitless life, Brandon Cox, power, preaching, Derwin Gray, child of God, conqueror, redeemed, brokenness, cross, sermon, message
Last Sunday, we wrapped up our teaching in the series Limitless Life, based on the book by Derwin Gray by the same title. The basic idea is that we are all limited by the labels we wear. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Youth groups, National Center for Family Integrated Churches, John Blanchard, Rock Church, youth ministries, statistics, youth pastor, desertion, church, entertainment, flaws, safe place, counter ...
A recent study conducted by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) concluded that youth groups are to blame for the high dropout rate of young adults in church attendance. Their findings ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 23 September 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Brandon Hilgemann, sermons, losing people, sloppy transitions, connection, points, too much information, long introductions, lazy conclusions, abstract thoughts, real-life application
Are you losing people when you preach? Do people check out during your sermons? After listening to thousands of sermons and preaching quite a few myself, I have learned eight different ways that pastors ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 23 May 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Oklahoma, Moore, tornado, devastation, pray, respond, survivors, emergency workers, relief efforts, community, state, donations, resources
Yet another tragedy. There are no words to describe the scenes we are seeing from the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. No words. So don’t say anything. Just pray. Please, don’t try to provide answers when ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Gordon MacDonald, Building Below the Waterline, Christian, leadership, mentor, spiritual center
There was a time when I would have been jealous for leadership; today, I find it sobering. I have passed the point of aspiring to leadership. It is a privilege to be a leader, but the price is great. A ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 February 2013 / Ministry Life
Tags: T.L. Osborn, LaDonna Osborn, Daughter, Tribute, passed away, loved, journey
My much-loved father, Dr. T.L. Osborn, the man known around the world as "The Father of the Gospel" entered his eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 14. He was in no pain and had no sickness. The Lord simply ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Legacy
Tags: john piper, bethlehem baptist church, megachurch, Don't Waste Your Life, Spectacular Sins, What Jesus Demands From the World, lifeway research, john piper's last sermon
... the World and Spectacular Sins won in the Christian Life category of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Christian Book Awards in 2007 and 2009, respectively. A 2010 LifeWay Research survey ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 20 December 2012 / Columns
Tags: Atheists, tree lighting, Queen James Bible, homophobic, Mayans, armageddon, rape, Choices4Life, religious freedom, Obamacare
Check out some links below to recent stories from Charisma News that you'll find interesting and informative. You can also sign up to receive stories on your smart phone by signing up for the free Charisma ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 14 December 2012 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: spiritual abuse, merchandisers, don't get stupid, water down the gospel, release people into ministry, insecure pastors, bubble machines at church, ignore evangelism, great commission, prayer, prayerlessness, ...
Lee Grady penned a no-nonsense article last week cleverly titled “10 Stupid Things Ministers Should Never Do.” The ministry of Dr. Mary Ann Brown left an impression on Lee, and in his article he recalled ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 / Columns
Tags: john hagee, pastor john hagee, world war iii, world war 3, armageddon, stop war in the middle east, pray for the peace of jerusalem, prevent world war iii, stop decline of america, save america, ...
America, it's time for us to wake up! We are in a war for our survival. But there are four ways we as a nation can stop what is happening in the Middle East without firing a shot: 1. Divest our stocks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 December 2012 / Legacy
Tags: Mary Ellen Strong-Gaines, Donna Summer, Mary Ellen Strong dies, Jerrel Jones, Alveda King
Evangelist, prophet and teacher Mary Ellen Strong, a pioneer in black media and marketing, died last week of heart failure at her California home. She was 91. “She was the first in so many things,” said ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 / Main
Tags: Don't Let The IRS Shut You Up
As part of the January-February issue on social transformation of Ministry Today, Guest Editor Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. interviewed Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel; and Kevin ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 February 2012 / Main
Tags: Don't Worry About Being 'Too Political' in the Pulpit
As part of the January-February issue on social transformation of Ministry Today, Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, wrote an informative and encouraging column on the need for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Sunday, 22 January 2012 / Main
Tags: Don't Lose Hope!
by Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. A very disturbing CNN poll compared the expectations of those peering into the future at the dawn of 2000 with those of people looking forward into 2010. The survey reported ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Don't Miss Marriage Expert Jimmy Evans For Our Next Conference Call on Tuesday, Dec. 13
You don't want to miss the Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call next week with pastor, marriage expert and author Jimmy Evans. Join us for an hour of engaging conversation with the senior leader of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 / Main
Tags: Don't Miss Dr. Doug Weiss For Our Next Conference Call
You don't want to miss the Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call next week with Dr. Doug Weiss. Join us for an hour of engaging conversation with the nationally known author, speaker and Christian ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 / Main
Tags: Don't Miss Leadership Expert Tim Elmore Today For Our Next Conference Call
You don't want to miss the Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call today with leadership expert Tim Elmore. Join us for an hour of interesting conversation with the founder and president of Growing Leaders ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 / Main
Tags: budget cuts,crown financial ministries,decline,donations,giving,maximum generosity and christianity today international,megachurches,study,tithing,west coast
Some 38 percent of churches faced declines in church offerings in 2009, according to a new study by Maximum Generosity and Christianity Today International. Megachurches and congregations on the ... [ +++ ]
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