Six Ways God Grows You (Part 2 of 4)

In last week’s post, I mentioned that part of being an effective pastor and more fulfilled person is deciding to be a lifelong learner. Given this reality, creating a personal growth plan is key to fulfilling your calling. God has six primary ways of growing you which I started to share last week. Here are the remaining three ways: 4. God grows … Read More

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Free Training: First Steps to Understanding the Bible

This is a great free online course from our friends at Our Daily Bread. A great refresher for Pastors and a perfect teaching to share with your elders, deacons or key leaders….or anyone in your church who wants to know more about the Bible. Check it out here: First Steps in Understanding the Bible Your partner in ministry, Nelson

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Sunday Scripture: Depending on Faith

“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I may have Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own goodness or my ability to obey God’s law, but I trust Christ to save me. … Read More

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Zwingli on Selflessness

“First consider the fact that Christ gave himself up to death on our behalf and became ours: therefore we ought to give up ourselves for the good of all men, not thinking that we are our own, but that we belong to others.” – Huldrych Zwingli, the father of the Swiss Reformation

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Fusion Fridays: Assimilation for Kingdom Impact

“As God brings first-time guests through our front doors, our prayerfully planned reciprocation can result in changed lives for the kingdom. God has set up the perfect win-win scenario. He is bringing us the new faces. Our responsibility is to show our gratitude and commitment by doing our part to turn those new faces into fully developing members.”     … Read More

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God’s Prescription for Health (Thursdays are for Health)

“God’s prescription for health is really pretty simple: Eat the foods he created in the closest possible form to their original creation. In other words, eat an apple, not an apple fritter. Eat a piece of wild salmon, not a microwavable fish stick.” – Nelson Searcy, Steve Reynolds & Jennifer Dykes Henson The above quote is from p. 84 of The Healthy … Read More

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Six Ways God Grows You (Part 1 of 4)

The call to ministry is the call to prepare — and preparation is an ongoing process. You will never learn all there is to be learned about any subject; you’ll never reach the pinnacle point in any area. Part of being an effective pastor and a more fulfilled person is deciding to be a lifelong learner. Personal growth always precedes … Read More

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Video: Effects of the Reformation on Evangelism and Missions

Today’s guest post comes to us from author and Ukranian missionary Caleb Suko for For well over a generation in the US, evangelism and missions have found a very favorable place in Protestant Churches. Just do a search online and you’ll end up with dozens if not hundreds of ministries and programs to help your church share the gospel. … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Love Your Wife

“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat her with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. If you don’t treat her as you should, your prayers will not be heard.’” – 1 Peter 3:7 (NLT)

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Zwingli on Confession

“Consequently, confession to a priest or a neighbor is not for remission of sins but for counseling.” – Huldrych Zwingli, the father of the Swiss Reformation

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