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7 Reasons to Trust God in Times of Stress

When life gets messy, it’s natural for us to get stressed. Or angry. Or bitter. Especially when life takes a turn we didn’t expect – a broken engagement, the loss of a spouse, the diagnosis of cancer, the death of a dream. Sometimes it’s even the day-to-day frustrations that make us feel we’re in a […]
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Fostering a Culture of Evangelism in Your Church

I can tell you there are many times when I have stepped up to the pulpit and my spiritual fuel gauge is close to empty. It has been a busy week, I am depleted, I am tired—for whatever reason, I am not exactly full of vim and vigor. Can you relate? Yes, I have started […]
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Practice the Discipline of Celebration

One Sunday at church, my husband preached about the celebration as an important part of a Christian’s life. He said it was a discipline that, when practiced, can help develop us into mature Christians. At that point, he grabbed the microphone from the pulpit and said, “What is God doing in your life? Let’s share […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Mental Illness as a Preacher, Teacher, Pastor, and Leader

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Rev. Pamela Yerby-Hammack, visionary and founder of Wind of Change Ministries, shares her story of brokenness and mental illness. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she shares how God used both prayer and medication to bring her out of a place of darkness and show her His love in ways she had never known before. In […]

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 […]

Am I Equipped to Minister to the Dying?

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The local church is confronted with death and the resultant grief on a consistent basis. There are approximately two million funerals in America per year or about 5,479 funerals that take place per day. What does the God and church leaders have to say to those who are dying and experiencing grief? How can clergy […]

Pastor Greg Locke Gets Vulnerable About His Struggle with Depression

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Pastor Greg Locke, Lead Pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mount Juliet, TN gets vulnerable and honest about his deep struggle with depression and how he found freedom and the strength to overcome.

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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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Building a Church from Scratch

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My husband and I are not church planters. We were once called to lead a new mission after it had already begun; and we have been a part of a core group starting a church, becoming a part of the group shortly before the church met for the first time. Although we have not personally […]