Perspectives

A Response To Violence In Charlotte

Every night recently, pictures of violence fill the evening news as the riots in Charlotte filled rage on. After I went to bed, I lay thinking about the images and how the violence and disunity must break the heart of God.  I wondered how we – the people of God – might be able to change […]
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Responding to Terror in New York, New Jersey, and Missouri

We are at war. The world is a crazy, scary place. Children are being sold into slavery, terrorists are attacking innocent victims and no one knows where Isis will strike next. This newest bombing in New York and New Jersey confirms that the U.S. is not immune from tragedy. Since 9/11, the world has become […]
Perspectives

Managing Volunteers at Church

In the business world, there are managers and employees. Managers normally have the authority to hire and fire at will, and everyone is working for an hourly wage or salary. If an employee doesn’t do the job as instructed, he or she may be replaced. But in the church, much of the help is volunteer-based. […]
Inspiration

The Missing Heart of our Gospel: Union with Christ

We all want to see lives changed for Christ. But what message does the church most need to hear for that to happen? I’d like to suggest there are two dominant “songs” being sung in the church today. One you could call the song of Extravagant Grace. It says God loves you unconditionally, just as […]

A Response To Violence In Charlotte

Responding to Terror in New York, New Jersey, and Missouri

Managing Volunteers at Church

The Missing Heart of our Gospel: Union with Christ

Pastor's Life

Hitting a Wall in Ministry

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Joel Bruce with H2 Ministry shares his story of working in ministry and being wounded by a pastor in leadership over him. He tells how he hit the wall in ministry and how working through the hurt and pain ultimately had a positive impact on his life. Don’t let the hurt of ministry get a […]

Can You Get Real with Anyone?

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Pastor Chad Norris: Getting Real Sometimes, the hardest thing for a pastor to do is to be real. There is so much pressure to be perfect, holy, and spiritually on-point that there’s very little room for the things that make you human once you become a pastor. Here, pastor Chad Norris discusses vulnerability as the […]

Licensed Counselor Steve Bielby On Seeing The Bigger Picture

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Licensed Counselor and former Singles Pastor Steve Bielby worked in ministry at the same church for 13 years. His time in the church came to an abrupt and surprising end. Here, Steve discusses how, even if it involves pushing you to face challenges, the Lord will push you toward your true calling. Learn how He worked […]

Erin Blair Wrestles with What it Looks Like to be a Pastor’s Wife

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Erin Blair, lead pastor of Limitless Church gets real about the struggle of being a pastor’s wife. The challenges and difficulties of this role are real. Erin share’s her story of turning pain into purpose and following God’s call on her life.

Author and Former Pastor was Entrapped by Alcohol

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  Matt Bays is on a mission to open the conversation about an often undiscussed topic amongst the church. He learned the hard way how certain coping mechanisms can take your life down a dangerous path. Thanks to a life-altering encounter with a friend and an accidental phone call, his life is back on track. […]

Pastor Kevin Harney on Neglecting Family for Ministry

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Kevin Harney, Pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA, shares how a broken promise to himself to live a truly balanced life led to redemption through “dad home nights” and an admission that sometimes family must come first.

Featured Resources

Before God’s Face

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Mankind’s past is littered with people who started off knowing God, possessed a deep faith in their Creator, and then somehow lost their bearings. The Bible gives us many examples of people who lost their way. This study will look at Bible stories and ask the question: What can we learn? Our study will, for […]

Different Kinds Of Prayer

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Over 20 years ago, Dr. Dave Williams wrote The New Life…The Start of Something Wonderful to help new believers become established in their Christian walk. Since that time, over two and a half million copies in eight languages have been sold, and this book is in its 30th printing! This is perhaps one of the […]

CHOPPING UP BRAINS AND THE SCIENCE OF ANXIETY

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Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that the part of the brain responsible for “thinking ahead” is called the prefrontal cortex. And unfortunately, doctors figured this out the hard way. Back in 1940s and ’50s, there was a popular surgery called a lobotomy, in which doctors would strategically sever that part of the […]

Reborn from Manafest

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Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest pushes musical envelopes, creating an uplifting, seamless blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop while selling 300,000-plus albums, playing more than 1,000 events logged over four continents and garnering four Juno and five GMA Dove Award nominations along with nine GMA Canada Covenant Awards. After seven albums in the major […]

Recent Articles

Author & Pastor Larry Osborne Shares His Secrets for Success

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Larry Osborne has served as a Senior Pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California since 1980. The church has grown from 128 to over 11,000 in weekend attendance. Larry’s books include Thriving in Babylon, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Accidental Pharisees, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality For The Rest Of […]
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