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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 […]

Healing From The 2016 Election For A Healthy 2017

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Leaders of “Competing” Churches Talk

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A kingdom divided will not stand.” Sounds nice in theory, especially since it’s Biblical. But adhering to it can be a painful process including anger, frustration and even bitterness…This is the story of Pastors Tim Blevins of Life Community Church and Jeff Kapusta of Lifepoint Church, both in Wilmington, NC. They share about early relationship […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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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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Something for Everyone

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I have been a part of different churches with three different music styles: totally traditional, totally contemporary, and blended. Some say blended worship doesn’t work, so they have two different types of worship services—one traditional and one contemporary, essentially creating two different congregations who may or may not get to know each other. I have […]
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