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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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Preaching on the Importance of Family

Ted Cunningham

Pastor Ted Cunningham shares how one incident with his daughter during a Sunday morning lesson turned out to be one of his best sermons. What others may have seen as a distraction, was turned around and used as a moment to show the congregation how much Ted loved his family. 

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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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Suffering Well With Your Flock

Dr. Douglas Groothuis

Entering into the suffering of your congregation can be a difficult path to navigate—especially if you've never been there yourself. Dr. Douglas Groothuis offers a biblical path forward when thinking about how to suffer well with those who come to you with unimaginable pain. He turns to the Psalms and the language of lament in order to teach us how entering into pain and sorrow can be done with wisdom.

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What Every Pastor Should Consider When Raising Up Young Leaders

Brittany Rust

Raising young leaders takes precision and care. How can a pastoral team disciple young, energetic leaders so that the local church flourishes instead of flounders? Author and ministry leader, Brittany Rust gives valuable insight into the good, bad and ugly ways leadership has been worked out in her own life.

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The Gift of Pastoral Humility

Phil Steiger

Trying to fix the church’s problems is difficult work. How can pastors and church leaders learn from the difficult moments of pastoral ministry? The answer may be easier than you think.

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