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Created on Friday, 21 June 2013 / Growth
Tags: Rick Warren, church growth, key, Jesus, love, sacrifices, children, New Testament, family, magnet
I believe the most overlooked key to growing a church is this: We must love unbelievers the way Jesus did. Without His passion for the lost, we will be unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to reach ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 May 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Church growth, church health, Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Church, New Testament, Ephesians, 2 Corinthians, James, children, organism, secret, balance, fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry, ...
When I wrote The Purpose Driven Church, I predicted that church health—not church growth—would be the primary concern of the 21st Century church. I believe that prediction is proving itself true. The New ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, heart surgery, alive, thankful, sleep apnea, bypass, cardiologist, widow maker, stress test
As I sit in my office contemplating the last year, I am overwhelmed by a profound sense of thanksgiving. At this time a year ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from open-heart surgery. As many ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, Jesus, passion, lost, sacrifices, people, Gospels, New Testament
I believe the most overlooked key to growing a church is this: We must love unbelievers the way Jesus did. Without His passion for the lost, we will be unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary to reach ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 / Uncategorised
Tags: Rick Warren, beliefs, belonging, church, Christian, New Testament
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:35, NLT) The Bible says a Christian without a church home is like an organ without a body, a sheep without a flock, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 February 2013 / Multicultural
Tags: Hispanic, Evangelicals, Sam Rodriguez, Protestant, Reformation
... “In 2001, for the first time, over 50 percent of all missions giving from Hispanic churches went to such places as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.” Hispanics are deliberately focusing on such ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 February 2013 / Ethics
Tags: david lamb, God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?, is god angry, is god mad, god is mad at me, does god use women to preach, wrathful god, loving god
Evangelical theologian David Lamb tackles some of the Bible’s most troubling passages in his book, God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? His answer: yes and no. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 October 2012 / Main
Tags: Romney, Faith, Mormon, Protestant, Pastors
... Twenty-two percent are still undecided. The breakdown is similar to what it was in 2008 when John McCain challenged Obama for the presidency. A survey conducted by LifeWay Research in October 2008 found ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 / Main
Tags: job market,pastors,protestant,recession,unemployment
... national enrollment is down 6.4 percent since 2005. However, a large pool of unemployed ministers is good for some groups. Churches that are financially stable, especially larger churches with big staffs, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 / Main
Tags: ed stetzer,evil,franklin graham,islam,lifeway research,pastors,protestant,religion
Half of protestant pastors agree with Franklin Graham’s view that Islam is an “evil” religion, according to a new LifeWay Research survey. Most pastors have a negative view of the religion overall. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 / Main
Tags: bob frie,building blocks program,catholic,churches,colorado,dave runyon,denver,foothills community church,neighbors,outreach,protestant
For more than a year, 20 Catholic and Protestant pastors in Denver have been partnering in an outreach program designed to encourage their congregations to take the commandment to “love your neighbor” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 / Main
Tags: association of theological schools,education,lifeway research,pastors,preaching,protestant,scott mcconnell,seminary
... The number was even higher among those with doctorate degrees, where 94 percent said the experience was worth it. “This is encouraging news for seminaries at a time when a 2009 report from the Association ... [ +++ ]
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