Submitted by Nate Baggett on Wednesday, Dec 5 @ 3:49pm
Submitted by Nate Baggett on Wednesday, Mar 12 @ 1:28pm
By: Jim Lacy
King David prayed that he "... would bear fruit in old age." This is a great prayer for our established churches. Oftewn we see churches peak in their fruitfulness after 40+ years. However here are a few blessed exceptions in Michigan....
Submitted by wanda.manning on Sunday, Jan 11 @ 7:13pm
By Dick Loizeaux
It’s the time of year we pastors think strategically. Maybe you preach a stewardship series to create generosity, you plan a sermon series calendar to create spiritual growth, or you preach a Vision series to create momentum. Maybe you are already planning your Easter outreach. All good stuff. But if we aren’t careful, we can overlook the one thing that may be the deciding...
Submitted by katie.nelson on Thursday, Jun 5 @ 9:27am
"God never estimates what we give from impulse. We are given credit for what we determine in our hearts to give; for the giving that is governed by a fixed determination." -Oswald Chambers
Helping our people experience the timeless truth of moving from impulse and haphazard giving to systematically and joyfully giving is a continuous process.
We see this in Paul's writings,
"Each one must give as he has decided...
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Argentinean leader Ed Silvoso said, "The Church in the West today presents too easy a target for Satan. We do not believe we are at war. We do not know where the battleground is located...
Submitted by katie.nelson on Wednesday, May 7 @ 12:08pm
We are sold out to church planting and serious about church health!
Why? Because scripture mandates it!
The Apostle Paul in his letter (actually a field manual) to Titus, who was serving as a regional leader on the island of Crete, charged Titus with the task of strengthening the churches there. He writes, "The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was...
Submitted by wanda.manning on Wednesday, Jun 10 @ 4:24pm
By Dick Loizeaux
An annual church health assessment is important. But is it enough? Not by a long shot.
I track my exercise and diet between annual physicals so I don’t have to tell my wife I got a bad doctor's report. I pay attention to the health of my marriage between my anniversary dates so my anniversary will not be spent dealing with a long list of disappointments. I try to give staff performance...
Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jul 8 @ 1:29pm
By Gary Rohrmayer
Legendary football coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant said, "Have a plan. Follow the plan, and you'll be surprised how successful you can be. Most people don't have a plan. That's why it's is easy to beat most folks." In a recent survey it was revealed that 79% of...
Trailhead Church in Edwardsville, IL was at an important crossroads of challenge and opportunity in the Fall of 2013. Lead Pastor Steve Mizel said, "The choices we make in this season will have an historic impact on Trailhead's mission to serve its own members, serve for the good of our community, and maximize our investment in in the broader...