Five Great Books on African American Evangelical History

Today’s guest post comes to us from Thomas Kidd for The GospelCoalition.org. There has been a lot of discussion lately about race and evangelicals, some of it spawned by ERLC and TGC’s phenomenally successful and provocative MLK50 conference. Anyone wanting to foster understanding and Christian love between people of different ethnicities will also need to read in a multicultural way. … Read More


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Sunday Scripture: Doing God’s Work

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” – Ephesians 4:11-12 (NLT)


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Fuller on Being Vigilant

“We need to know the wiles of the devil and not be ignorant of his devices.” – Charles E. Fuller, Pioneer Broadcaster and Educator April 25, 1887 – March 18, 1968


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The Most Effective Method to Gather Guest Information

“The Connection Card is a card that enables you to connect with every person who attends your church on a given Sunday. Measuring about a third of a page, the Connection Card is printed on card stock and inserted into the program. Don’t stick it in the back of the chairs or pews. Put it in the program, and put … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: The Optimal Amount of Exercise for Good Health

“Experts agree that the optimal amount of exercise you and I need to get to maintain good health is seventy minutes of exercise, six days a week. If you aren’t in the habit of doing much physical activity, then that may sound like an impossible number to you. Believe me, I’ve been there. Let me encourage you to get started slowly with … Read More


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

In last week’s third post of this blog series, I shared the first four systems that hum beneath every church’s surface. To recap, a system is defined as any ongoing process that Saves You Stress, Time, Energy, and Money, and continues to produce results. You can maximize your church by maximizing the systems that work beneath the surface. Here are the remaining four … Read More


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Modern Christianity’s Most Underrated Book

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jack Lee for Patheos.com. In the 1700’s, there was a book published that produced a ripple-like effect of evangelism that could be felt for centuries. It has inspired countless missionaries to persevere through intense adversity, for the sake of bringing the gospel to the lost. It’s a brilliant book that is as equally … Read More


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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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