Wesley: Portrait of a Devoted Christian

“I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship and the whole world for my mission field.” – John Wesley, 18th century Anglican evangelist and joint founder of Methodism

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Avoid Putting Your First-Time Guests in the Hot Seat

“Most unchurched individuals stay that way because they don’t think they can visit a service anonymously. They are afraid they’ll have attention drawn to them by having to stand and say their name or participate in some other welcoming ritual. Knowing that fear of public speaking ranks higher in psychological studies than the fear of death, why do so many … Read More

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The Healthy Pastor: When “Middleweight” is a Bad Word

“I can’t overstate the importance of losing excess belly fat. Not only is it one of the single best indicators for almost every serious health condition imaginable, but being overly heavy around the middle also greatly impacts your quality of life. Belly weight zaps your energy and makes it hard to participate fully in what’s going on around you. Men, excess … Read More

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Why Evangelism Isn’t Only for Extroverts (These 4 Boxes Will Help Tell You Why)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jason Evans for ChurchPlants.com. Third Space’s guest speaker shared this diagram from Loren Mead, “Quadrilateral of Evangelism–How do we choose to live our faith?” Along with the “quadrilateral” were these questions: 1. (Rel./Sec.) Do we prefer to seek God in heaven or by bringing God’s kingdom to earth? 2. (Ind./Soc.) Do we prefer to … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Pray for More Harvesters

“He said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is so great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers for his fields.” – Matthew 9:37-38 (NLT)

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Wiersbe on Trusting in God

“Trusting God means thinking and acting according to God’s word in spite of circumstances, feelings, or consequences.” – Warren W. Wiersbe, American pastor, Bible teacher, author and conference speaker

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The Critical Step for First-Time Guests

“Knowing how to structure the use of the Connection Card for maximum impact is critical to your guests’ future. It’s about giving your guests the best possible opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and turn over closely held information. Why? Not so that you can add to the numbers, but so that you can follow up with them … Read More

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LIMITED TIME – Get my book Connect for only $2.99!

I’ve got some inside info from my publisher for you – for a limited time you can pick up the e-book (Kindle) edition of my book, Connect: How to Double Your Number of Volunteers, for only $2.99! You’ll save 82%! This special get-the-word-out promotion is available for a short time only – choose one of the links below to get … Read More

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