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"We are the only ones that can take this position and actually make a difference if the church embraces and plays its position ..."
Critical thinking is stimulated away from the crowd.
One cannot contemplate the glory of this season without pondering the music that accompanies this most triumphant time of year.
Aiming to motivate conservative Christians, they are focusing on smaller political races, local ballot initiatives and community voter registration drives.
Whether it's increasing or decreasing, you've got work to do.
The narrow path has a predictable outcome.
"We have been consistently hassled by our neighbors and by the parish officials since the first of August - every single week."
Here are some things you will most likely see in the coming year.
If passed, this could cause chaos for the lives of churchgoers across America. This is very serious.
All things hidden, may be revealed on camera.
Jesus did exactly what He said. We should follow our perfect example.
Here's how you can help to avoid damaging any child growing up in the ministry world.
"This is the reason many churches are dry, dull and listless."
The Holy Spirit provides all the help we need.
Believe that He desires to use you in greater measures.
It seems to work quite well in this 130-year-old church in northern Pennsylvania.
Have you ever considered a short-term missions trip overseas?
The faith of a young child can bolster a crying nation.
From your experience, what would you add to this list?
We make all of these tangible preparations for Christmas. But most of us miss out on this.
Who wants to follow a leader who isn't moving forward?
The good news is that criticism and leadership pretty much go hand in hand.
Church greeters are a wonderful thing—except in these circumstances.
LifeWay Research Executive Director Ed Stetzer recently talked with former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
Do any of these points resonate with the challenges you're facing today?
It's all about mindset.
Integrity begins with conviction and ends with submission.
We all have the opportunity, with the help of the Lord and the Holy Spirit, to make this transformation.
After traveling as a missionary for several years, Sumrall became a full-time employee with LeSEA Broadcasting in 1973.
As you build your ministry team, you need to make sure these elements are present.
Indeed, we live in perilous days. But we also live in days of great opportunity.
Pastor, how would making Sunday the best day of the week change the lives of the members of your church?
We all need to rethink things from time to time.
Leadership principles are best taught in the trenches.
Despite all the fun of this holiday, this time of year can also be difficult for pastors. Here's why.
"Our time has come and we must not miss this hour of opportunity."
Inspiration is fueled by a flow of ideas.
The culture of Christmas has a voice and a particular purpose. Don't fall victim to it. Embrace the manger instead.
These are words that many local church pastors can identify with in life and ministry.
In life, remember that challenges, problems or crises can arise suddenly and without warning.
There is only one source to find answers to problems.
As kingdom-minded Christ followers, we cannot afford distractions that will cause us to veer off course.
Do any or all of these seem familiar?
There is a simple checklist to help you get started.
The Holy Spirit guides us through any crisis.
For the past 40 years, the ride for Gary Carnahan certainly hasn't been uninteresting.
Who are your friends? Who do you care most deeply for, and extend yourself most often on behalf of?
If we change how we think about an issue, we will speak more words of life.