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Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 / Children
Tags: Gina McClain, children's ministry, volunteers, safety procedures, environment, kids, illness, leader, knowledge, resources
Safety procedures are some of the more important and more minute aspects of children’s ministry. These details of ministry are critical to creating a safe environment for kids. The challenge with safety ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Joseph Mattera, sexual sin, pornography, adultery, Proverbs, emotional firewalls, barriers, temptation, spiritual strength, Holy Spirit, intimate fellowship, trust, spouse, children, compromise
The Bible teaches us to “resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7), and in another place it tells us to flee lusts (1 Tim. 6). Many great people in God have fallen into various fleshly ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 / Men
Tags: male-friendly church, relevance, Assemblies of God, language, masculinity, success, guilt, sexuality, purity, marriage, children, integrity, home, church, workplace, greatness, challenge, actions, ...
I am often asked, “Why are the men leaving the church today?” Sometimes it comes out as “What can we do to keep the men of this church?” or “How can our church reach more men?” There is no easy answer, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Chuck Lawless, church, spies, confessions, websites, boring, friendliness, facilities, guests, preparation, children, protection, music, worship, preaching
Have you ever thought that a guest at your church might, in fact, be a spy? My church consulting company uses church “spies” to help us evaluate how churches respond to guests. Our spies are “good” spies, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, church health, serve, volunteering, children, ministries, staff, budget, money, challenge
Over the last several years, we’ve been collecting data from the churches with which we consult. One of the key questions we were interested in had to do with serving. We wanted to find out how many people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Gina McClain, kids' ministry, worship leader, worship singer, prompting, storytelling, children, filling the gap
After the past few years of observing the worship element of our kids’ experiences, I’ve discovered three key skills that distinguish a worship leader from a worship singer. The former leads kids to engage ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 / Women in Leadership
Tags: Karen Evans, Jimmy Evans, Letter, Pastors, Wives, Marriage, MarriageToday, children, family, honesty
Being the wife of a pastor for 40 years has had its share of challenges that thankfully we learned to navigate, especially early in our marriage. We were 28 years young with two small children when Jimmy ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 05 July 2013 / Married
Tags: marriage, battle, frontline, offense, Jimmy Witcher, pastor, institution, pre-marriage counseling, children, sex, needs, in-laws
Have you ever stopped to think and seriously consider that the local church—your church—is the frontline of offense in the battle for marriage and ultimately the family? It’s a daunting thought. God instituted ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 04 July 2013 / Family Life
Tags: Power, prayer, spiritual formulas, Julie Albracht, Jimmy Evans, Marriage Today, identity, children, neglect, real
In a recent interview for our daughters’ new school, I was asked some personal, thought-provoking questions about my walk with God. My answers surprised the interviewer a little: “I didn’t grow up in ... [ +++ ]
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 Monday, 03 June 2013 / Community
Tags: Hal Seed, Monday morning, blues, church, community, Jesus, Scripture, teach, pray, serve, share faith, give, extended family, values, children, marriages
What does your church do for people? Probably more than you’ve thought. Every Monday, scores of pastors are ready to walk away from ministry. It’s easy for us to forget how incredibly helpful the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 24 May 2013 / Children
Tags: Steve Murrell, Jesus, mad, children, kids' ministry, learn, attitude, bless
Recently I had the privilege of speaking to over 400 Filipino kids' ministry pastors, coordinators and volunteers at our annual Victory National Kids Ministry Summit. The delegates came to Island Cove ... [ +++ ]
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 Thursday, 21 March 2013 / Youth
Tags: Children's Ministry, safety, secure, environment, policy, manual, workers, alone, volunteers, background checks
With the spate of national tragedies in the last few months, all parents are asking, “Is this a safe place for our kids?” That includes churches. As children’s ministry leaders, we’re charged to take our ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 March 2013 / Community
Tags: events, Tony Morgan, New Normal Project, lazy, successful, marriage, children, relationships, Christ
Tim Stevens shared a great post recently about “The New Normal Project” at Granger Community Church. It was a post written about what used to be known as stewardship campaigns. You should check out the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 / Children
Tags: Steve Murrell, Victory National, Kids, Children, Summit, Ministry, Jesus, bless
Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to more than 400 Filipino children's ministry pastors, coordinators and volunteers at our annual Victory National Kids Ministry Summit. The delegates came to Island ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 / Children
Tags: Church planters, children, human, faith, missionaries, vacations, time, flexibility
As our church ramps up to plant a church a year for the next several years, I’ve had conversations with five of my key guys about becoming church planters. Church planting is one of the most challenging ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 03 January 2013 / Delete this
Tags: Promises, God, Children, Mike Shreve, Miracles
As you can easily assume from our recent picture, my wife and I are blessed with two healthy, bright, wonderful children. They are both miracles. Our son, Zion Seth, had a very traumatic birth that, according ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 / Preaching
Tags: God, children, self, free, liberty, nature, Kingdom, Gospel, Journey
God is increasingly bringing His government upon the earth to quicken mankind toward His image and intentions. It is time to assess and discuss the complex aspect of human behavior from a Kingdom perspective. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 / Main
Tags: barna group,children,church activity,parenthood
The long-held notion that having children acts as a catalyst for increased church involvement is not true for a majority of Americans, according to a new study by the Barna Group. Half of American ... [ +++ ]
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