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Serving Others Is a Win For Everyone

Keith of the Olivet Eagles

Don't read what I've written until you watch this video... Once you dry your eyes, think about some of the huge implications of this story for people who serve in Christian ministry, personally or vocationally. Lots of teams win games (50% actually) but THIS kind of …

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Two Conditions for Starting a New Ministry


One of the challenges of church planting is staying lean. I became a Pastor under a programmatic mindset - offer enough things and more people will come. Thankfully, I came across a good book long ago that helped to shift my thinking. Instead of a list of programs to attract …

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7 Promises We Should Make (and Keep) to Volunteers


We pastors often struggle to ask people to give their time and talent to Jesus. Perhaps we've been rejected before and don't like to hear someone say "no." Perhaps we don't like volunteering ourselves and we transfer our own rebellious attitudes to others. Or perhaps we know, …

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No Lone Rangers Allowed

As I prepared my message a couple of weeks ago on this topic, "No Lone Rangers Allowed," my Ministry Assistant emailed me to see if I was sure I wanted the title to go into the bulletin as I had sent it to her, which was "No Lone Rangers Aloud." What's funny is, it proved the …

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