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Are you prepared to make bold moves?

Anytime God wants to initiate something new, he calls one of his own to make a bold move. You can count on it. It was certainly bold for Abraham to leave his retirement plans in Ur and venture out into an uncharted land. It was bold for David to face off against the giant, Goliath. […]

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Jesus is inviting you to be a part of something big.

Are you a disciple?  Are you making disciples in the world around you?  A disciple is a person who is DEVOTED to Jesus. Disciples are consistently DEVELOPING in the character and competencies of Jesus. They are continually being changed both inside and out. This disciple is also DEPLOYED into the mission of Jesus and are actively sharing […]

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When Church Attendance Becomes Your Idol

Lately, have you caught yourself saying, “When the pandemic is over…”? Like, “When the pandemic is over, I’m going to go on vacation.” Or, “When the pandemic is over, our church, community, etc. will go back to normal.” To say that the pandemic threw a wrench in the plan for many people would be an […]

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Yes, leading change is possible at your church.

Have you ever hesitated making change at your church for fear of rocking the boat too much? Do you think your church’s specific environment isn’t conducive for change? When someone brings up making change at your church does your mind immediately think, “Well, you don’t know my church or its people,” and then immediately shut […]

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Are you imitating Jesus with your ministry?

As pastors and church leaders, the emphasis on your role typically centers around preparing sermons, hospital visits, leadership meetings and more. In today’s North American church, the idea of “shepherding the flock” has been translated to caring for the many.  While the crowds need care and attention, if that becomes their only focus it can […]

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Is Your Relationship with God Real-Time?

Is Your Relationship With God Real-Time?

It’s Sunday. You’ve just finished giving your final sermon of the day. You’ve finished speaking to the line of people who wanted to speak to you directly and now it’s time for lunch and rest. Maybe your church has Sunday night programming, so you attend that.    Then it’s Monday, meaning you probably have several […]

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How to Lead Change Without Losing Your Job

Do you ever feel isolated when trying to answer God’s calling on your life as a pastor and disciple-maker? Are you worried about rocking the boat by focusing on disciple-making rather than just programming? Do you struggle to find the right answers as you navigate through big changes with a biblical perspective?  Over the past several […]

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Roadblocks or Smokescreens

Roadblocks or Smokescreens?

Be ready to give an answer for the hope that you have. The restaurant was packed and busy, but we didn’t notice. We were deeply engaged in conversation. “But how can I believe that the Bible is true?” he asked. “I think it is just a bunch of good sayings and thoughts, but not without […]

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How to Share the Gospel

How to Share the Gospel

The Path The path you choose determines your destination. Over the next few days you are going to learn a simple way to share the Gospel. The Gospel begins, “in the beginning.” In our day and age, we cannot assume someone has a Biblical worldview, or even believes in a personal God. It’s best to […]

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Center of your priorities

The Center of Your Priorities

Think about your priorities before you came to Christ. Your list for the day probably included things to do for your family, things to do for work and a few fun things just for yourself. All in all, your life was mostly about what was important to you. But the follower of Jesus has a […]

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