8 Ways to Keep from Being the Church Jesus is building
Apr27

8 Ways to Keep from Being the Church Jesus is building

The Church that Jesus is building is not like anything we have ever seen before. There are at least 8 ways that believers can keep from being a part of that church . Most believers today are being affected by at least one if not all of the things we will describe here. In general, we have a hearing problem that manifests in our vision. Being so close to the problem has caused a blanket of blindness to settle over Gods people....

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Relationships and Ministry Purpose by Brian Harrison
Sep17

Relationships and Ministry Purpose by Brian Harrison

Relationships and ministry purpose; how do they work together? The Bible clearly establishes the priority of relationships in our lives.  It also reveals the importance of sharing a common purpose. Without purpose, relationships get bogged down in selfishness. Conversely, when purpose is the only focus of our being together, the agenda rules without regard for people. I have had several people with whom I had very little relationship...

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Swimming Upstream ain’t Easy, but Don’t Stop Now! by Don Nori
Sep08

Swimming Upstream ain’t Easy, but Don’t Stop Now! by Don Nori

The forces against you are incredible, but you were made with the strength to buck the tide. Most look at you and wonder what makes you tick. Ha! Sometimes you wonder that yourself! But you are not satisfied with things as they are. You just will not settle for less. If the truth be know, you can’t. Of course, let me say right away that you need to know in your heart that you are in the River of God’s grace and direction. You cannot...

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What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin
Jun13

What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin

This is an ATTITUDE CHECK for lovers of God and those whom God loves. By the numbers, I believe that most church ministers and members are sincere in their desire to serve God.  Many precious people are the fruit of transgenerational religious traditions.  And, because of their sheltered environments, they don’t even know that there are options. Criticism and judgmentalism do not help. Normal response: They dig even deeper into the...

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Making Disciples or Making Clones by Michael Rose
Sep12

Making Disciples or Making Clones by Michael Rose

Have you ever experienced a situation where someone, in the name of Jesus, tried to fashion you into their own image of Jesus? As well-meaning leaders we want to help others mature in faith, help them grow in Christlikeness but unfortunately, we can sometimes have a narrow idea of what this Christlikeness looks like, and often it looks a lot like us or how we wished we were. Do you remember the story in 1 Samuel 17:38-40? How King...

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