95% of Pastors are Untrained

Did you know that only 5% of all pastoral leaders presently in ministry have received training? This means that as many as 2 million pastors around the world are ministering without the training, skills, and relationships necessary to flourish in sustained ministry. Ramesh Richard emphasizes the pressing need for ‘building a global pipeline’ to care for pastors–for ultimately, pastoral health … Read More

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Donald McGavran on Church Growth

“Church growth follows where Christians show faithfulness in finding the lost. The purpose is not to search, but to find…Church growth follows where the lost are not merely found but restored to normal life within the fold…When existing Christians, marching obediently under the Lord’s command and filled with his compassion, fold in the wanderers and feed the flock, then churches … Read More

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Happy Birthday, Billy Graham!

Today we are celebrating the birthday of Billy Graham who turns 99. Happy Birthday, Billy! He has been an inspiring example to evangelists worldwide. For his books, visit Ruth’s Attic at the Billy Graham Bookstore. He’s the author of over 60 books, so let me suggest you start with: Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham Peace with God (this is the book … Read More

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A. W. Tozer on the Folly of Complacency

“The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people.” – A. W. Tozer, American pastor and author

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Sunday Scripture: Being Prepared

“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first getting estimates and then checking to see if there is enough money to pay the bills?” – Luke 14:28 (NLT)

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A. W. Tozer on Christian Life

“The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people.” – A. W. Tozer, American pastor and author

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Sunday Scripture: Share Your Gift

“If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” – Romans 12:8 (NLT)

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George W. Truett on Greatness

“To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge! To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.” -George W. Truett, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas from 1897-1944

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Keeping Yourself Motivated (Thursdays are for Health)

“Changing the way you think is key to changing your life for the better. Fill your mind with information and knowledge about healthy living. Reading something about health and wellness every day is a great way to keep your focus right and help you stay on track.” – Nelson Searcy, Steve Reynolds & Jennifer Dykes Henson The above quote is from p. 64 … Read More

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