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Created on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 / Relationships
Tags: George O. Wood, pastors, love, respect, authority, insecurity, DNA, church, credibility, trust
I have told my son, who is a young pastor, “There are just two things you need to do: Love God and love people.” If you do these two things, you will not go too far astray. Many younger pastors immediately ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 / Administration
Tags: Kim Martinez, fall, church, event, planning, calendar, goals, love languages, affirmation, quality time, service
... 1,200, you won’t connect with 10 new families—you probably know everyone but that new family on the corner—so your goal might look very different. If you don’t have the staff or volunteer base to produce ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Francis Chan, disciple maker, heart, teaching, dangerous, love, example
Why do you want to make disciples? Have you ever asked yourself that question? As followers of Christ, we should be focused on making disciples. But if we don’t do it with the right motives, we are simply ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 March 2013 / Service
Tags: Laurie Beshore, Love Without Walls, service, Mariners Outreach Ministries, transaction, authentic, generous
Even with the best of intentions, things have a way of going south. When we launched our outreach ministry (at Mariners Church in Orange County, Calif.), the first thing we thought to do was meet the basic ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 / Healing
Tags: Rick Warren, God, Acceptance, Loved, Fear, Rejection
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one. The LORD protects me from all danger; I will never be afraid.” (Ps. 27:1, GNT) The fear of rejection is based on two things. First, we all need ... [ +++ ]
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 Thursday, 14 February 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Rick Warren, church, family, love, lab, sacrifice
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.” (1 Cor. 12:27, NLT) A church family moves you out of self-centered isolation. The local church is the classroom for learning how ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 February 2013 / Healing
Tags: Rick Warren, Height, God, Love, Circumstance, Situation
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 February 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, Width, God's Love, Christ, World, Love
“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 February 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Rick Warren, Fear, Love, Freedom, Restraint
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36, NIV) The world defines freedom as a life without any restraint: “I can do anything I want to do and say anything I want to say without ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Martinez, Love languages, church, visitors
It is 5:30pm. Sam comes through the door, intent on surprising his wife Sarah. He finds her stirring spaghetti with one child wrapped around her leg, and the other hollering from the bathroom. Knowing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Small groups, discipleship, care, love
... of Jesus Christ In early 2000, our leadership team began asking the question: What does a healthy follower of Christ look like? If we are to be successful in fulfilling Christ’s commission to make ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Connecticut, Newtown, tragedy, elementary school, pain, God, love
Last Friday, just as our nation was showing the beginning stages of healing from 9-11 to our nation, we took another hit. A total of 26 children and six adults were massacred in a quiet, suburban, elementary ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 November 2012 / Evangelism
Tags: Evangelism, Love, Filmmaker, Darren Wilson, Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Witness, God, Sowers, Seed
I’m not an evangelist. I’m not a pastor. I’m not even a Bible teacher or a Youth Minister. I’m a filmmaker, but I just so happen to be a filmmaker who attempts to do the near impossible for my films. I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 October 2012 / Features
Tags: Joyce Meyer, Benevolence, Love, Jesus, Sacrifices
... the gospel in practical ways. Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries, supports and provides outreaches around the world. In 2000, Dave and Joyce Meyer founded the St. Louis Dream Center ... [ +++ ]
Created on Saturday, 17 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Giving Love at Christmas
by Steve Sjogren During the holiday season, people in neighborhoods, stores, malls and elsewhere can get a taste of God's love through "giving" outreaches. At little cost, your church group can plan to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 / Main
Tags: church, outward, Loveland, service, community,church
Last week we reported on a Georgia church selling its nearly paid-off property and using the profits to help the needy in its community. This week another local newspaper highlighted a multi-church ... [ +++ ]
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