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May 30, 2015

Don't Feed The Bears

Avoiding Power-Hungry Church Members

In a desire to help us avoid the hungry bears in our churches, I would like to submit five types of people to avoid when choosing leaders for your church . . .

May 29, 2015

Jason Allen on The FTC Regional Conference

Why Am I Committed to Expository Preaching?

by Staff
May 29, 2015

4 Disciplines of a Healthy Identity by Tish Hedger

"Pastor’s wife" became foundational to my identity instead of solely my calling. These impossible expectations personified into an inner coach who barked orders and criticized when demands where unmet. This inner voice was my constant companion choking out truth.

May 29, 2015

Is There Any Hope For The Overeducated Christian? by Michael Kelley

I am, if you’ll excuse the metaphor, an intellectually fat Christian. My mind is obese with knowledge and bloated with facts. And as I loosen the belt around my heavily churchified brain more and more day by day, I wonder what would happen if my obedience kept pace with that knowledge.

May 29, 2015

Why Your Church Should Pray For Revival by David McLemore

We need a category for revival in all of our churches. Without it, we may miss out on the great blessing that God offers. Without it, we may spend our lives toiling for the wrong things, and we may shortchange the future generations.

May 29, 2015

When Your Heart Isn't In It by Joe Thorn

Sometimes we don't went to do what we are created for. And in that moment we make a common mistake. We think since our heart isn't in it we shouldn't do it.

May 28, 2015

The Faith Walk of Leadership by Mike Ayers

It is not enough to do God’s will. Leaders must do God’s will God’s way.

May 28, 2015

He Restores My Soul by Steve Rahn

My instinct was to hide and to zone out and to stay inside my head. But God wasn’t having that. Sometimes He leads us, kicking and screaming, beside still waters.

May 28, 2015

Mapping a Pastoral Call, Part Two

Gifting

Have you ever seen someone attempt something they aren't capable of accomplishing? On one hand, you feel there is a sense of nobility in the effort they put forward to carry out whatever task they've put their misdirected skill to accomplish. On the other hand it's uncomfortable and troubling to watch someone flounder, fail and become frustrated with themselves over the toil of their labor. They just aren't in the…

May 28, 2015

Edwards For Every Day by Mason King

Maturity for Jonathan Edwards, and for us, is greater dependence upon the person and work of Christ. Grace takes a believer and gives them eyes to see themselves in light of who Christ is. And incremental holiness takes time.