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Joe McKeever: Heresies Inside the Church

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Can you recognize any heresies that might be occurring in your church? (Lightstock)

Heresies in the church are more prevalent than you might think. Here are a few to look for.

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What You Can't Say at Church

Would you rather your congregation be silent during the service or have the ability to communicate?
Would you rather your congregation be silent during the service or have the ability to communicate? (Lightstock)

Find out one of the major reasons why people avoid church and why the number of your audience members may be less than desirable.

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Facebook: A Great Communication Tool

Bethel-church-FBIf your church doesn’t have a presence on Facebook, you are overlooking an effective communication tool for engaging members and potential visitors.

More than 1 billion people are now part of this social media phenomenon. With so many people already connecting on Facebook, it’s an easy way for your church to stay in touch with your congregation and reach out to your community.

It’s easy to create a page on Facebook.

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Preparing for a Storm

Storm-coming-PreparingDuring a Sunday worship service, a gunman walked unnoticed into a church in a small town in the Midwest. Inside the sanctuary, he shot and killed the pastor. For weeks, TV crews, photographers and reporters camped out in the small town as the church leaders and congregation struggled to deal with their loss and personal trauma of the tragedy.

Faulty wiring ignited a fire that burned down a 100-year-old church in the suburbs of a large metropolitan area. No one was injured, but the congregation was left without a permanent facility where they could worship and carry out their ministry.

The respected pastor of an urban megachurch confessed to an extramarital affair and stepped down from his leadership role, leaving the congregation and church leaders to face the consequences of his moral failure.

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What to Do When Someone Goes Off

pastor-preaching-churchIt was the middle of a Sunday service. The music was done, and I got up to pray.

Suddenly, from my right a woman rushed at the pulpit, ran up the stairs, screamed something, threw a book at me and started back down the aisle. I paused for a moment in mid-prayer, taking in the situation.

Almost every church faces it from time to time. How do you handle those individuals that aren’t quite right?

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