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Four Success Stories from Churches that Made a Commitment to Know Their Communities Better

Four Success Stories from Churches that Made a Commitment to Know Their Communities Better

God is not done with our churches. His activity and his work remain powerful and pervasive. Let me share with you four examples of churches that have been used by God when they made a specific and powerful commitment: They wanted to serve and minister to their communities more effectively. 1. Single moms and the…

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The Danger of Envying Another Church and How It Affects You

The Danger of Envying Another Church and How It Affects You

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you’ve looked at another church or pastor with envy. It’s that spark of elation you feel when first hearing about a mega-platform pastor falling—envy. I’ve felt the flicker of “I knew it!” without even knowing the person. Envy must be stomped out. Church envy happens at the local level as…

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12 Strange Foods Brought to Church Potlucks

12 Strange Foods Brought to Church Potlucks

Many churches still have potluck meals. Some have them once a week; others celebrate this tradition once a year at a homecoming event. I remember them well in some of the churches where I served as pastor. One of the most challenging issues for me occurs when a church member asks me to try his…

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