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58 Practices Of a Healthy Church Community

It’s impossible for a Pastor or even a church staff to care for the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of every individual and family in a congregation. Expecting them to do so places an unscriptural and undue burden on them and creates unrealistic and bound-to-be-unmet expectations in the minds of church members. I mentioned this in a post I wrote …

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A 4-Part Definition of Ministry

Here it is: Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God. – Warren Wiersbe, On Being a Servant of God According to Warren Wiersbe, one of America’s long-term leading thinkers on ministry issues, this definition consists of four vital parts. Our church staff just walked through his definition of ministry this morning, …

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Discipleship Is a Catch-and-Release Process

Jesus stopped a few fishermen one day in the Sea of Galilee and challenged them to turn the world upside down by issuing a simple call… “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Matthew 4:19, NIV) Many have taught about how the disciples left their careers behind to follow Jesus into full-time ministry that …