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Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

November 8, 2016, brought an end to perhaps the ugliest, most unethical, and most divisive presidential election ever. In fact, I purposely chose to write this article before the election even took place, because I wanted to be clear that no matter the results, the opening statement here still applies. The 2016  election made one […]
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Small Group Ministry The “Right” Way

“You’ll know when you go.” Many years ago a popular local commercial for my Southern town’s newly transplanted NHL hockey team repeated this phrase in order to help encourage the college-basketball-obsessed, NASCAR-enthused sports fans to give hockey a try and go see their new professional team play in the beautiful arena with 20,000 seats to […]
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Five Activities for Better Holiday Season Mental Health

God never sleeps, but you have to. Our mission here on earth never runs out, but you run out of energy and motivation to keep on the mission. Your congregants will never say, “We have no more problems, questions, or concerns,” but you run out of answers and ways to pacify everyone. This kind of […]

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Pastor Derwin Gray Wrestles with Modern Evangelicalism

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Why is the church the most segregated place on earth? Why are there celebrity pastors? How do you reconcile the business principles that often overshadow the Gospel of the church? How do you deal with doubt, disillusionment, and disappointment as a pastor of the church? God in his providence used football to lead Pastor Derwin […]

Peacemaking 101: Biblical Conflict Resolution

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Most of us don’t like to deal with conflict—it can be messy. Yet Jesus encourages His people to not put off dealing with conflicts. We are told that to be reconciled to God we must first be reconciled to others: “…leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to […]

Bishop Quigg Lawrence Shares the Worries He’s Experienced in Church Finances

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Quigg Lawrence, Bishop of Church of the Holy Spirit, talks about church finances while opening up about his family’s financial struggles when he was a boy. This, among other things, has led him to the important realization that satan can gain a foothold where there is financial insecurity or worry. Lawrence explains that no matter […]

Dr. Mike Garrett, Staying Faithful to God’s Calling in the Face of Rejection

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Dr. Mike Garrett, Senior Pastor of Meridian Baptist Church, suffered depression and rejection while leading his church through a major community outreach project. While knowing it was the right decision, it was fraught with challenges and for the first few years, little fruit. But with God’s help and intervention and the support of a core […]

Pastor David Doster Describes Frustration with what Felt Like Never-ending Transition

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David Doster, pastor of Burke Community Bible Church, shares about a challenging life season where God worked in his heart to deal with his need for control. In this season, he came to truly understand how ministry can happen anywhere and at any time.

Matt Blair of Limitless Church on Overcoming the Battle of the Comparison Game

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What do you do when the dream God puts on your heart doesn’t look like you thought it would? Matt Blair and his wife planted Limitless Church in Tampa Florida through ARC (Association of Related Churches). Here, they share their story on some of the unexpected challenges that they faced.

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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 […]

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Pastor Cubello Almost Stepped Down, but His Congregation Wouldn’t Let Him

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After a devastating family loss, Pastor Tony Cubello of Branch of Life Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral, FL was ready to walk away from ministry. The overwhelming love and support he and his family received from their congregation in the months that followed were a catalyst to healing, ultimately leading to a deeper trust and belief […]
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