Sunday Scripture: Staying Focused

“All of us must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent me, because there is little time left before the night falls and all work comes to an end.” – John 9:4 (NLT)

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Billy Sunday on Greatness

“It is not necessary to be in a big place to do big things.” – Billy Sunday, American Evangelist

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Keys to Worship Planning: The Power of Open Communication

  “An open flow of communication between the pastor and the worship pastor is essential to creating a coherent worship planning system. The teaching pastor should be ready, able, and willing to speak into the worship pastor’s area, and vice versa. The worship pastor and his team can help the pastor invent creative moments in the message; the pastor can … Read More

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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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Multiply Your Impact Strategically (Part 1 of 4)

You may be surprised at how many strategic principles you can extract from business, philosophy, history, and even straight out of the Bible. These are strategic concepts to help you get from where you are to where God wants you to be. There are at least 10 of these strategic concepts that I regularly refer to, but we’ll unpack just … Read More

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3 Things Every Believer Needs to Do Before Christ’s Return

Today’s guest post comes to us from JB Cachila for Christianity Today. The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back real soon, at a time we don’t really know. What we do know is that He’s coming back and while He hasn’t returned yet, we can still do something that would make Him happy. With that, I would like to encourage … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Seeking God’s Counsel

“If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking.” – James 1:5 (NLT)

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W.A. Criswell on Prioritizing Prayer

“The first priority of the leader is to pray for and be concerned for the welfare of your flock. The key to the rest of our life and ministry will be the investment of prayer we make in the lives of others.” – W.A. Criswell, pastor, author, and president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1968 – 1970

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Keys to Worship Planning: Creating a Culture of Punctuality

  “A culture of punctuality is one of the requirements of an effective worship planning system. When both the pastor and the worship pastor have a list of things they need to do and self-imposed deadlines to keep them on track, things immediately begin operating more smoothly.”                – Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley The … Read More

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How Cravings Start (Thursdays are for Health)

“What you eat starts in your mind. You know how it is: a certain food pops into your head and suddenly you’re craving it. You can’t stop thinking about how good it sounds. Before long, you’ve decided that’s what you are going to have for lunch or dinner. In short order, a seed that was planted in your mind turns … Read More

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