Fusion Fridays: The Importance of Signage

“We all know the cultural importance of the phrase ‘location, location, location.’ Well, at church, the equally important phrase to remember is ‘signs, signs, signs’! Signs are the single best way to ensure that your guests can easily find what they need. Make sure you have clear signs pointing the way to: the restroom the children’s area And if your … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation

Following Jesus’ Proven Methods for World Evangelism

Did you know the number of people with little or no access to the gospel has actually grown since the mid-1980s? Yet tragically, only about 3% of global missionaries today serve this critical demographic. In light of this, what better person to turn to than Jesus himself for better strategies to reach and change whole people groups? Kent Parks lays … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Pray for Harvesters

“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” – Luke 10:2 (NLT)

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Billy Graham on Life’s Greatest Purpose

“My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.” – Rev. Billy Graham, Greatest Evangelist of the 20th Century

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Fusion Fridays: The Keystone of Assimilation

“Creating an environment that makes your first-time guests feel welcomed and respected is key to a successful assimilation system. You can acknowlege your guests as the gifts God has blessed you with by having a pre-service system in place that will far exceed their expectations and create that elusive positive first impression. You’ll excite them to want to visit your … Read More

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The Healthy Pastor: Eating Out? Order First!

“I know, I know; we are supposed to put others first. But when you are on a mission to get healthy and you’re sitting in a restaurant with other people, make an exception. When the server is ready, be quick to order before anyone else does. That way, you won’t be tempted to change your order when you hear what … Read More

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How to Protect Your Family as a Pastor (Part 2)

Last week in the first of this two-part series, I started the conversation about how, with a little intentionality, you can keep your spouse and children from being sacrificed on the altar of ministry. We talked about setting boundaries and what it would look like to draw a boundary line around your home life in order to protect and nurture what’s … Read More

Nelson SearcyMinistry

4 Ways to Create a Short Sermon Series from a Big Bible Book

Today’s guest post comes to us from EvangelicalFocus.com. You can preach the landmarks of a Bible book over the course of a few Sundays. Let’s say you want to preach from a bigger book, but you like the idea of shorter series – is that possible?  Here are a few suggestions: 1. Preach a shorter section – instead of feeling … Read More

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