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Celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastoral families for their sacrificial dedication.

Jesus as a Blueprint for Thriving Relationships

During His three years of ministry Jesus modeled for His disciples what it was like to be a people who created authentic community through deep and lasting relationships.

The Audacious Task of Raising Children to Seek Joy

There is a stream which refreshes every thirst the world has. C.S. Lewis ties up the idea of joy with this stream that is far more refreshing than anything else out there.

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In Pursuit of Healing for Shattered Marriages

Churches can help those facing divorce put the pieces back together. By providing a space for healing and restoration, churches can curb the rising tide of issues like pornography use, infidelity, and marital distress.

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How to Engage Your Church on Difficult Subjects Like Child Sexual Abuse

Helping parents recognize and address issues like sexual abuse can be a difficult thing to do. Coming alongside families and teaching them how to have fruitful conversations can create an impact that will last a lifetime.

Starting Conversations That Can Change Culture

Faith is under attack in today’s culture. Whether from outside the walls of the church or from inside, people have questions about life, morality, and meaning. The Bible provides these answers. We can begin to see the tides of culture change with simple everyday conversations.

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The Role of Doubt in the Lives of Young Believers

The culture we live in is causing our youth to question everything they’ve been taught. We must be prepared to face the tough questions they wrestle with as they seek to become biblical citizens in the midst of a rapidly shifting culture.

Preaching, Persuasion, and the Power of Words

The Bible tells us that in order for someone to believe in Jesus they must first hear about Him. Before that happens, someone must be sent with the good news. What happens when those who are sent preach the gospel? Hearts are transformed and minds are persuaded that the good news of Jesus Christ is the Truth.

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Finding Balance in the Chaos that is Life

Many find it hard to balance life and ministry. There are steps you can take, both in your family and in your church, which can help you find the balance in the midst of the chaos that is life.

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Would Your Evangelism Transform a Muslim?

We live in a pluralistic and increasingly diverse world. Islam is rivaling Christianity as the worlds fastest growing Religion causing many in the Church to ask questions about what they believe and why. In a time of unrivaled opportunity for evangelism to happen the Church must be prepared to challenge and lovingly confront the truth claims its Muslim neighbors are making.

One Man’s Journey from Prodigal to Pastor

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

Building A Community Through Small Groups

Small groups can be the key to deep, spiritual maturity in the local church. Bringing men and women together who are passionate about the gospel can have a transformative effect on the communities where they live and work.

Harnessing the Power of Word Pictures to Communicate Profound Truth

Our words can be a powerful tool. With them, we can build up each other or tear another down.

Examining Finances Through a Biblical Lens

Money issues consistently ranks at the top of all relational strife. Pastor Tommy Brown has developed a lens by which we can see how various personalities in the Bible fit with the way we steward our own finances.

Daily Habits that Cultivate a Love for the Word

A pastors calendar is always full. How can this leader find time with his leadership for things like prayer, study, and confession? More importantly, how can he or she find time to do this in their own lives?

The Value of Sex in Today’s Culture

Because of the widespread availability of sex, the value placed on it by the culture has gone down significantly. Can this be reversed?

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An Anchor for the Soul in Seasons of Grief

Even after hours of training, grief can be a difficult situation to approach. Whether it’s grief on a national level or something a little closer to home, your congregation is looking to you for hope in the midst of their grieving.

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Witness the Coronation of a King

Join renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan as he guides you through the ancient city of Rome. Follow the rabbi through the ruins, as the crucifixion of Jesus is unpacked through the eyes of a first century Roman audience.

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The Call of the City in the Heart of a Pastor

Urban ministers face a complex array of issues when doing outreach in the city. What do families in these contexts need and how can the minister bring the gospel to bear on the communities built in these urban areas?

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