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 When you host a special day or event as a church—such as for Resurrection Sunday or a graduation or conference—it is tempting to finish the event and then kick into low gear. Or, if you are Type A like me, finish the event and quickly move on to the next! We have learned however, […]Related posts:7 Practices to Build into Your Annual Calendar Cultivating Joy, Growth, and a Passion for Excellence in Your Staff 10 Diagnostic Questions to Assess Balance and Sustainability, part 1
No doubt about it, Resurrection Sunday is a highlight of the year. I thank God for the opportunity it provides many churches for extended outreach and gospel preaching, and I praise Him for every soul saved around the world this weekend. It is always a blessing to me to watch our church family invest extra […]Related posts:Continuing the Celebration: Living in Light of the Resurrection Growth Points 29: Seven Suggestions to Maximize Your Resurrection Sunday Outreach The Empty Tomb: a Surprise Beginning, Pictorial Steps to the Resurrection, Part 8
At Lancaster Baptist Church, we typically observe the Lord's Table several times throughout the year. One of those times is the Sunday before we celebrate Christ's Resurrection. I am thankful for how this focuses our hearts on Jesus' sacrifice and the events leading into His crucifixion and resurrection. Before we observed the Lord's Table this […]Related posts:Why I Love Laboring in the Work of the Lord What the Passion of Christ Teaches Us about Trials, part 1 How a Christian Should Celebrate Easter
The longer I serve in ministry, the more I recognize the value of working with young people. In fact, the longer I serve, the more I believe we should pour more of ourselves into serving our youth. Some of the most significant decisions of my life I made as a teenager. I sensed the call […]Related posts:Helping Teens Hear God's Call Growth Points 71: Characteristics of an Effective Servant of God 4 Ways Spiritual Leaders Build God's People
I'll be upfront: as an independent Baptist pastor, I am concerned. Statistics bear that various groups are sliding, and every indication is that established independent Baptist churches are seeing fewer people added to the church by baptism. This means that even as our nation is growing, our evangelism and discipleship efforts are not. Or at […]Related posts:4 Ways Spiritual Leaders Build God's People 3 Reasons You Should Not Attend Spiritual Leadership Conference (and 5 Reasons You Should) 5 Traits Common to Leaders Who Continue
One of Terrie's early, unspoken expectations of marriage was that I would help around the house. Shortly after we were married, we had invited company over for dinner. I noticed she was stressed with the preparations and offered to help. I was pleased with how delighted she was at my offer and silently congratulated myself […]Related posts:3 Myths about Marriage 10 Basic Marriage Truths Every Christian Spouse Should Know Marriage and Ministry—Competing or Complementing?

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