Church Outreach

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Pastoral Ministry and Suicide

Phil Steiger

Pastors are not immune from suicidal thoughts, and neither are those under their care. How should a pastor shepherd individuals in the church who struggle with the debilitating effects ofsuicidal ideation?

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Apologetics in the Local Church

Dr. Douglas Groothuis

The local church is the first line of defense when it comes to training believers how to think about the cultural moment in which we live. How does a pastor or church leader challenge the assumptions that are being made by the skeptic and atheist alike? Professor and author, Douglas Groothuis helps us to think through the tough issues, as he has done for the past 40 years of ministry engaging in philosophy and apologetics-related discussions.

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The Small Church's Biggest Need, Biggest Blessing, and Biggest Opportunity

Karl Vaters

With an average attendance of less than one hundred, the local church has some challenges ahead. Pastor and Author Karl Vaters helps pastors and church leaders think through the needs, blessings, and opportunities the church faces in 2019. 

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At Advent, We Hope

Phil Steiger

In the eyes of many, Jesus was simply another child born into a poor family. Simeon, however, had a different perspective. Upon seeing Jesus enter the temple he exclaimed "my eyes have seen your salvation." (Luke 9:30). What does it mean for us today to see Jesus through the eyes of Simeon as we wait patiently for His promised return? Pastor Phil Steiger shows us the hope that Advent brings in giving us a glimpse of Christ incarnate. 

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Seven Ways to Lead With a Global Mindset

Philip Nation

Creating an urgency for the task of global missions will force your church to adopt the idea of being a church on mission everywhere they find themselves. Sometimes this involves leaving the comfort of home and engaging in Gospel proclamation across the world. Pastor Philip Nation helps us to take on the mindset that God calls His people to be salt and light in every corner of the globe.

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One Man's Journey from Prodigal to Pastor

Church Resources Staff

From a rage-filled young man to a thriving church pastor, the story of Raul Ries is filled with one remarkable miracle after another.

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Would Your Evangelism Transform a Muslim?

Church Resources Staff

The Western world is becoming an increasingly diverse and pluralistic society. As Islam becomes one of the fastest growing Religions in the world, the Church is faced with an interesting opportunity. As the door to personal evangelism swings wider than it ever has, is the Church equipped to challenge and lovingly confront its Muslim neighbors?

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The Call of the City in the Heart of a Pastor

Church Resources Staff

The city can be a daunting place to do ministry. With a large array of issues facing urban areas the pastors outreach can be complex. The gospel gives us hope for the families in the city. 

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