McGavran Monday – Essential Task of Christian Missions

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “…the essential task of Christian Missions (is) the discipling of ethnos after ethnos till the Great Commission has been carried out.” – Donald McGavran Secure your copy of the book at 40% OFF plus insightful bonuses here. (the above quote is from p. 171 of The Bridges of God, by … Read More


Nelson SearcyEvangelism, Ministry

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Why Go to Church?

Today’s guest post comes to us from Scot McKnight, a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. Scot has also authored more than fifty books and is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Evidently Justin Bieber — somewhere, I don’t know where — said going to church makes a person … Read More


Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Ministry

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McGavran Monday – The Essential Task of Mission

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “These good deeds must, of course, be done, and Christians will do them. I myself was doing many of them. But they must never replace the essential task of mission, discipling the peoples of Earth.” – Donald McGavran Secure your copy of the book at … Read More


Nelson SearcyBooks, Ministry

9 Reasons We Must Connect our Churches with Cities

Today’s guest post comes to us from Chuck Lawless, Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern University.  Even if you have no interest in urban settings and ministries, I plead with you to continue to read this post. We are called to get the gospel to all peoples of the world (Matt. 28:18-20), and we … Read More


Nelson SearcyChurch Growth, Ministry

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FREE – Planning Your 2016 Preaching Calendar Webinar – Plus Bonuses!!

As a multi-site pastor preaching over 40 times a year, I know the weekly grind of preaching week in and week out. I’d like to walk you month-by-month through the specifics of the 2016 calendar to help you plan your preaching in advance! This valuable 90-minute training will literally: Save you HOURS of planning time Help you relieve stress Increase … Read More


Nelson SearcyMinistry, Preaching

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McGavran Monday – Finding and Folding

In honor of Dr. Gary McIntosh’s new biography of Donald McGavran, here’s today’s Monday moment: “Church growth follows where the lost are not merely found but restored to normal life within the fold – though it may be a life they have never consciously known.” – Donald McGavran Secure your copy of the book at 40% OFF plus insightful bonuses … Read More


Nelson SearcyBooks, Church Growth, Ministry

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