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Grace on Tap

Grace on Tap

Living “in the world,” we can look for natural opportunities to dispense grace — not just words — to those around us. Gabe Lyons recommends inviting community leaders, whether Christian or not, into church to tell how best to engage with the neighborhood and its problems. As he notes, African American churches have historically done that, finding ways to honor teachers,

Your Church | 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs

Your Church

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures

The Stuff of God: Making Our Parents’ Faith Our Own

On Sunday nights, dad and the house church men would sometimes take me trot-lining with them. We’d take a couple of boats out and string out the long trotlines, weighted at both ends with plastic milk-jug floaters in the middle and multiple baited hooks. My dad knew just where to go. We’d catch all kinds

Dive Deeper: Finding Grace and Peace

d.i.v.e means define, investigate, visualize, and embrace Maybe like author Jenifer Jernigan – author of Dive Deeper, a study of the book of Ephesians from the Inscribed Studies collection – you are longing to know more about the Lord and want to study His Word, but feel like you don’t know how! Jenifer uses in her study

Take the Family Church Challenge

Sometimes I wonder if we are making the most of our opportunities at church. I mean, we go on Sunday morning and smile and ask the people in the row behind us how their week was. We visit a little bit, occasionally checking in on someone that we know is having a hard time. But

Keeping Church for the Unchurched

As committed as our team is to creating churches for unchurched people, we still have to fight the pull toward becoming a church for church people. Honestly, I don’t understand why every church wouldn’t determine to become a church unchurched people loved to attend. Nothing brings this conviction into sharper focus for me than baptism.

17 Steps Towards An Earth-Friendly Church

17 Steps Towards an Earth-Friendly Church

Just one of the cool things about churches is they can make anything happen if everyone pitches in. A couple in the congregation wants to adopt a child? Everyone gives a few dollars, and the costs are covered. A family’s going through a hard time? Send around the sign-up sheet, and they’ll have meals brought

John 17:22

Unity – Answering Jesus’ Prayer

John 17:20-26 Deuteronomy 6:4-9; John 13:31-35; John 3:11-24 Gary couldn’t wait to get to church every week. His pastor’s teacher inspired him, while the friendliness of the people drew him into the life of the church. Although he was just a new believer, Gary understood the importance of gleaning everything possible from his pastor and

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