Fuller on Discovering Jesus in Others

“If you are looking for Christ in folks you will not be dwelling on their faults.” – Charles E. Fuller, Pioneer Broadcaster and Educator April 25, 1887 – March 18, 1968


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Be Intentional in Contacting Your First-Time Guests

“Unchurched people usually need more than a single exposure to God’s truth and the power of his love before they start becoming receptive to its meaning for them. That’s why it’s incredibly important for you to make them feel welcome and ensure that you know how to follow up with them and invite them back to your church. So what’s … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Good News for Reluctant Exercisers

“When you first begin your journey to take off extra weight, diet is the most critical factor. Initially, exercise will simply complement the changes you are making to what you put in your mouth. As you begin to drop the pounds, exercise becomes more and more important. Once you hit your goal weight (and those new dietary habits are fully integrated … Read More


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Maximize Your Church By Maximizing Your Systems (Part 3 of 4)

In last week’s second post of this blog series, I defined a system as any ongoing process that Saves You Stress, Time, Energy, and Money, and continues to produce results. Healthy running systems in your church can have a tremendous impact in positioning your church to have the greatest impact possible, both on the people within it and on the community where you minister. I contend … Read More


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7 Words That Can Change Your Life

Today’s guest post comes to us from Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Pastor to Young Professionals at Richland Creek Community Church. Okay, the title is a bit overly dramatic. The one who can really change your life is Jesus, from the inside out, from now to eternity, by his power and not yours. Dallas … Read More


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How to Help Put Your First-Time Guests at Ease

“The late food write James Beard once said, ‘Food is our common ground, a universal experience.’ It also provides a welcome, comforting treat in any situation. Ever notice how a two-hundred-pound man in a crowd of strangers suddenly feels more comfortable if he has an eight-ounce Styrofoam cup to hide behind? Providing food is one of the best ways to show … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: The Power of Exercise to Prevent Disease

“You and I were made to move. Our bodies were created to thrive on physical activity. God never intended for us to sit all day every day, overfilling our stomachs and letting our systems atrophy. Unfortunately, sedentary lifestyles have become all-too-common. According to a recent study, the typical American is sedentary for 60% of his waking hours. This lack of … Read More


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Maximize Your Church By Maximizing Your Systems (Part 2 of 4)

In last week’s post, we talked about how using the systems that run your church can have the greatest impact possible in maximizing your church. But what exactly are these systems that hum beneath the church’s surface? First, let’s define a system. A system is any ongoing process that Saves You Stress, Time, Energy, and Money, and continues to produce results. Good systems … Read More


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