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Don’t Waste Your . . .

Don’t Waste Your . . .

What in your life have you learned to appreciate and not waste? Read the following posts and share your comments: Don’t Waste Your Curriculum Resources Don’t Waste Your Reading Skills Submit a post on what you have learned to waste to one of the moderators.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

As the celebration of our Savior’s birth arrives, take time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas . Read the following post and share your comments: Some Things to Remember Know of a resource on this topic? What special events or activities does your church do during the holidays? What has not worked? Share your [...]

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Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time we can reflect on all that God has provided corporately as a church, and as individuals. Read the following posts that reflect on the theme of thanks and share your comments: Giving Thanks for Special Blessings from God by Myron Houghton Cultivating Thankfulness in Ministry, Joel Dunlap’s interview with Rich Van [...]

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Worship Wars

Worship Wars

Worship can be a thoughtful expression of our attitude toward God; however, at times it can be divisive and controversial. This week we are exploring the topic of worship. Read the following posts and share your comments: Worship-Centered versus God-Centered by David McGrew Philosophy of Worship: Handling Controversial Issues by Ken Pyne Know of a [...]

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Why Conservative Churches Are Growing

Why Conservative Churches Are Growing

The Christian Post has published David Brooks op-ed article in the New York Times on the broadway production The Book of Mormon. Both of these sources conclude that churches that grow have narrow stringent doctrinal statements and make high demands of their members. As an association of churches, we have long been a champion of doctrine. But [...]

Book Review: Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism

Book Review: Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism

Douglas R. McLachlan’s book highlights numerous principles of historic fundamentalism that are the foundation of what a fundamentalist should believe.

Personalized Weekly Mentoring

Personalized Weekly Mentoring

You are invited to be part of a mentoring group. Join with your peers and continue to learn! A good leader constantly desires to improve in all he does. Instead of seeing himself as arriving at a state of proficiency, he continually pursues learning and growing. Jim Vogel and John Greening are readying for their [...]

Are We Commanded to Pray for the Salvation of the Lost?

Are We Commanded to Pray for the Salvation of the Lost?

Are we commanded to pray for the salvation of the lost? Mathew 9:37, 38 – Pray for laborers Acts 4:29–31 – Pray for boldness Colossians 4:2–4 – Pray for opportunity to speak and that your message will be clear Ephesians 6:19, 20 – Pray for boldness and the right words to speak 2 Thessalonians 3:1 – [...]

How Many Really Want to Be with Jesus?

How Many Really Want to Be with Jesus?

John 17:20 is a prayer for all future believers: “I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message”; in other words, the message I have shared with my disciples, who are now sharing with others who become disciples, who now share it with you! My prayer is that all of them may be [...]

Don’t Waste Your Reading Skills

Don’t Waste Your Reading Skills

My wife works at a learning center that, among other things, teaches students reading skills. The center start this emphasis with its youngest students, preschoolers, and continues to the oldest, who are in high school. Reading is virtually a prerequisite to pastoral ministry. However, pastors and Baptist leaders are in danger of wasting their reading skills. Pastors should strive to be [...]