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Welcoming Guests and First Impressions

The sermon starts in the parking lot, and the impression you make for your guests on Sunday morning during the first 10 minutes will be indelible.

Technology and The Church

Leveraging technology for ministry can be an incredible blessing. But it can also be fraught with problems and pitfalls. Learn how to use technology well.

Vision and Leadership

Our God longs for leaders to request of Him to do that which they cannot. Faith filled vision, leadership and risk are key ingredients for ministry.

Preaching and Communication

You know and understand how challenging it is to communicate. It is hard to get and capture people's attention. Learn how to communicate effectively.

Creativity and Innovation

Being creative means asking the right questions and making new associations. Discover new and creative ideas for your ministry.

The Importance Of Advent


“The time before Christmas is Advent, a season of preparation for Christmas. Christians prepare for celebrating the birth of Jesus by remembering the longing of the Jews for a Messiah. In Advent, we’re reminded of how much we ourselves also need a Savior, and we look forward to our Savior’s second coming even as we prepare to celebrate his first coming at Christmas. The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word advent us, which means “coming” or “visit.” In the season with this name, we keep in mind both “advents” of Christ, the first in Bethlehem and the second yet to come. 
— via Mark Roberts

The Tithe Challenge - Giving or Gimmicky?

Sagebrush Community Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been recently getting some attention with their 90 Day Tithe Challenge  (yet this type of challenge isn't new, I remember this challenge being promoted by Perry Noble when I was a pastor over 5 years ago)

Through this challenge, Sagebrush is not just asking people to give but in addition they’re asking people who haven’t tithed in the past six months to start doing it again while offering a 90-day money-back guarantee if God isn't faithful as a result.

Here’s how this 90 Day Tithe Challenge works. 

You give the church 10% of your income. After 90 days, if God hasn’t rewarded you and shown His “faithfulness,” you are eligible to get a complete refund.

What do you think? Do these kind of challenges help and encourage people to step out in faith to give..or are they just plain gimmicky?

(ht: Hemant Mehta)

Why Is Our Nation In Moral Decline?


Nearly 1/3 of Americans believe the nation is in moral decline because adults are not reading and consulting Scripture. Read the full study: http://ow.ly/rfwiF

What do you think?

Much To Be Thankful For


Check out these amazing and sobering statistics below in the infographic. If you have difficulty being thankful today, remember to think of your life in light of how most people in the world live and give thanks to God the giver of all good gifts.