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Discipleship in an Age of Comfort

Eric Smith

Pastors and church leaders have the responsibility of cutting through the noise and really preaching the Gospel to their congregations. With so much confusion, and the fact we live in a post-truth world, how does the church elevate the message of the Bible over that of the culture?

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A Tale of Two Questions

MT Wilson

Author M.T. Wilson seeks to help men recover the art of confession. In giving men permission to work through our fears, he walks alongside of those struggling with sexual integrity in a way that is helpful and practical. 

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Adding Humor To Your Sermons

Ted Cunningham

Humor can be an integral part of a Sunday morning service. How can pastors use humor wisely to reach out to a congregation? Pastor Ted Cunningham shares with us how he has injected bits of humor into his speaking and preaching. 

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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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Aim to be Faithful, Not Famous

Jamaal Williams

The pitfalls of pastoral ministry are many. With the rise of technology and our voice going out to the masses, how can pastors and church leaders avoid being put on a platform that was never intended for us? Pastor Jamaal Williams helps us to see that our whole lives are about making Christ famous, not ourselves.

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Being a Tech-Wise Church

Dr. Douglas Groothuis

If the church is the pillar and foundation of truth that Paul tells us it is, how does technology in the church help shape this truth? Does it hinder or help the mission of the local body of Christ? Dr. Douglas Groothuis, author of The Soul in Cyberspace, helps us to think through the implications, both good and bad, technology is having on our churches, in our society, and in our homes.

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