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Created on Thursday, 19 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Justin Lathrop, vision, leaders, stereotypes, powerful, fruit, quiet, unassuming, discipling, training, marriages, family, change, credit
There is a pervasive stereotype that leaders are the ones in the limelight, the ones on stage, the extroverts with big personalities whose faces are on the front page. Like many stereotypes, I think this ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 08 August 2013 / Culture
Tags: Chuck Bomar, LGBTQ, mistakes, gay jokes, arrogant, condemning, pastoral perspective, Bible, same-sex marriage, turmoil, positive
To say that issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movement are sensitive to navigate would be a gross understatement. Here are three mistakes that are often made in our ministries: ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Small World, Geoff Surratt, Christians, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, sing, cancer, devastation, marriage
I’ve always hated the Its a Small World ride at Disneyland. I don’t know if it’s the incessant song, the Chucky-like dolls or just the bland predictability of it all. I prefer Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, where ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Ron Edmondson, Satan, marriage, family, disruptions, scandal, lies, busyness, rumors, burnout, church conflict
I’m not a pastor who is constantly looking for Satan behind everything that goes wrong. I concentrate my attention on Jesus and encouraging others to follow Jesus and not to focus on the defeated one. ... [ +++ ]
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 Tuesday, 02 July 2013 / Resourcing
Tags: Brent Evans, Jimmy Evans, marriage, battle, army, front, troops, Internet, simulcasts, small groups, community outreach
As president of the ministry my dad, Jimmy Evans, founded, I’ve been serving him for almost a decade. This year, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of MarriageToday, so I’ve been along for a good ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 / Culture
Tags: Ron Edmondson, lies, Christians, hurt, help, control, God, understanding, marriage, time, prayer
Here are 12 of the biggest lies I’ve heard people tell: 1. I’m not going to let him (or her) hurt me anymore. 2. I don’t need any help. 3. I’ve got this under control. 4. I’m only going to try it one time. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 June 2013 / Married
Tags: Jimmy Evans, Marriage Revolution, divorce, homophobia, Christians, non-Christians, pain, devastation, symptoms, God, Genesis
... & Karen, which reaches more than 80 million households in North America and 200-plus countries online via satellite.  Jimmy is sounding a call to church leaders to start a marriage revolution ... [ +++ ]
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 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 Thursday, 14 March 2013 / Culture
Tags: Same-sex marriage, civil rights, LifeWay, research, poll, Americans, born-again Christians
As public policy continues to change on the issue, a LifeWay Research poll shows 58 percent of American adults agree it is a civil rights issue and 64 percent believe it is inevitable same-sex marriage ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 09 November 2012 / Community
Tags: Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., Divided church, Election, Biblical marriage, Minorities, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Whites
A divided church lost the most important election concerning the fate of biblical marriage in our nation’s history. This election revealed a deep division between minority Christian’s sense of moral priorities ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 / Columns
Tags: Prayers, God, Election, Romney, Obama, Same-sex marriage, Abortion, 2 Chronicles 7:14
Prayer warriors targeted the 2012 U.S. presidential elections with a fervent spirit and faith to see America return to God. From churches to houses of prayer to solemn assemblies—petitions for a leader ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 October 2012 / Married
Tags: Marriage ministry, Classroom, Resources, Divorce, Healthy marriages
Note: This is the third of a three-part series about Christian marriages. Here are some simple but effective steps you can take to strengthen your church’s ministry to marriages without increasing your ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 / Married
Tags: Christian marriages, Ministry, Vision, Focus, Bichsel
Note: This is the second of a three-part series about Christian marriages. There is nothing wrong with having a marriage class, seminar or retreat. We have them all. But a healthy marriage ministry will ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 / Counseling
Tags: Christian marriages, Counseling, Ministry, Divorce, Vision
Note: This is the first of a three-part series about Christian marriages. An alarming number of Christian marriages end in divorce. What can the church do to reverse this trend? I had just started my new ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 / Main
Tags: same-sex marriage, President Obama, 2012 elections, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., DOMA, Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8
... same-sex marriage is too serious to support him again. Bishop Jackson was successful in 2008 in helping us get the marriage amendment passed in Florida with 62 percent of the vote. The critical votes ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 December 2011 / Main
Tags: Catch Our Conference Call With Marriage Expert Jimmy Evans
You will want to catch the next Ministry21/Ministry Today conference call tomorrow with pastor, marriage expert and author Jimmy Evans. Join us for an hour of engaging conversation with the senior leader ... [ +++ ]
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