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Keeping Church for the Unchurched

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

Sacred Roots

Sacred Roots: Why the Church Still Matters

Welcome to the post-religious age — where the once clean-cut ideas about faith and Christianity are breaking down. Suddenly, things don’t seem as simple as whether someone is churched or unchurched. Christian or not. In or out. The very language our culture uses has shifted to accommodate this new landscape. There are new disclaimers and

3 studies on evangelism

3 Bible Studies on Evangelism

One of the issues that arises for many people in regards to thinking about evangelism is that it is something we have to do. I’ve heard people say “whether or not you have the gift of evangelism, we all have the job of evangelism”. Now as true as that might be, helpful, it isn’t. As

3 studies on jesus

3 More Bible Studies on Jesus

Earlier I wrote about three great Bible studies on Jesus, but since then I’ve discovered 3 more wonderful studies on Jesus that I just had to recommend to you. Why so many studies about Jesus? Jesus is the hero of the Story. He is the what the Bible is all about and what we should be

3 studies on spiritual formation

3 Bible Studies on Spiritual Formation

Our relationship with God has both a personal aspect and a corporate aspect. It has been said that you cannot grow spiritually without being connected relationally. In addition, we cannot only expect to hear teachers and pastors on Sunday mornings and grow spiritually – we need to be personally invested in our relationship with God.

good church

How Do I Find a Good Church?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “How do I find a good church?” This question has taken on added significance in recent years because of the massive impact televangelism has had on our culture. In all too may cases, worship has been replaced with entertainment, and fellowship has been transformed into individualism.

Bible Verses about Love

Bible Verses About Love

In a 70’s era television show, a young boy was talking about his relationship with a girl and said, “I like her, but I don’t like, like her.” In the show, the quote made sense, but is there a better way to indicate our feelings of affection?  The fact is, using a single word to

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