Communication

Where Do Pastors Get the Idea That the Bible is Practical?

Reading the Bible
Phil Cooke says the Bible may be the least practical book ever written. (Lightstock)

Some pastors think they have a gift for teaching the Bible from a practical perspective. Phil Cooke explores why the Bible may be the least practical book ever written.

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Understanding the 6 Kinds of Church Services

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Find out why to better understand God’s Word, we must not only understand the content on the page but also the emotional context in which it takes place.

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How to Use Social Media in a New Church Plant

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Social media works when it comes to church planting.

Who needs an advertising budget when social media spreads the word?

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The Small-Group Dots You’re Not Connecting

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Are you connecting the dots in your small-group ministry?

Are you missing the link between what you’re doing and the results you’re getting? Here's how to connect the dots.

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Perry Noble: You Asked for It

These days, young people especially want to know if God is for real.
These days, young people especially want to know if God is for real. (Facebook)

Most don’t want to know what happened to the goat in Leviticus, they want to know if God is real and if the Bible can be trusted. Find out what sermon topics may of interest to the unchurched.

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Turning Social Media Into Social Outreach

D-MinOut-SocMedHow to use today’s real-time connectivity and community to extend your church’s reach

Last month was my birthday. Because of social media like Facebook, I got more birthday wishes than I ever got cards in the mail. A few weeks ago a friend of one of my friends was in dire straights. Her husband had been in a motorcycle wreck and lay in a coma in the hospital, yet people instantly began praying for him. 

Because of Facebook and how connected we are today with smartphones and tablets, we can hear about and respond to the burdens and celebrations of life in real time. Gone are the days of hearing about a prayer request for the first time in the Sunday bulletin.

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