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Grace Hills, Happy Birthday! You’ve Been Featured In a Magazine!

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Well Grace Hills, you've been featured in a two-page spread in Ministry Today magazine (<- click that link to read this issue), which has a readership of somewhere in the ballpark of 100,000. It's fairly appropriate that the magazine arrived in my mail on our third anniversary …

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37 Great Links for Leaders, Readers, and Creatives – January 17, 2015

Great Links and Articles Presence Is Always Greater Than Performance, by Larry Barker How To Find Your Social Media Voice, by Phil Cooke What on Earth Am I Here For?, by Rick Warren 3 Unmistakable Indicators You’re Growing as a Leader, by Scott Cochrane Communication …

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Pointers for Pastors: What Is a Purpose Driven Church?

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What exactly is a 'purpose driven' church? In this Pointer for Pastors, I'll tackle that question and explain what it means to focus on God's eternal purposes for the church, rather than pretty much anything else. Click play to listen in... …

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The Pleasure and Power of Preaching with Sincerity

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Paul addressed the issue of sincerity in preaching on several occasions throughout the New Testament. One such instance is 2 Corinthians 2:17, "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ." As I …

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30 Quick Tips for Social Media for Churches and Nonprofits

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God invented social media, so church, you ought to use it! Nonprofits who hope to change the world? You too! I've written plenty about the theory and philosophy behind using social media. In fact, I wrote a whole book about using social media to spread the gospel and I wrote it …

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Free Porn Is a Myth – There Is Always a Heavy Cost

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Before you search for porn again, remember that there is always, always a way out! God promised that "The temptations in your life are no different than what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are …

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2 Questions to Answer If You Want a Bigger, BOLDer Faith

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One minimalist definition of biblical faith is "expecting God's best." Unpacked, it means that faith is believing "that God exists, and that He rewards those who sincerely seek him." (Hebrews 11:6 NLT) The direction we choose determines a lot about how life unfolds before …

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Dear Grace Hills, We’re Making a Big, Bold Move

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Coming to (another) theater near you... Grace Hills Church! We're moving from the Rogers Malco Town Cinema over to the Malco at Pinnacle Hills Promenade!! And our big opening is January 25, 2015!! Hey Grace Hills, we're three years old! And during these three years, we've seen …

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35 Great Links Leaders, Readers, and Creatives – January 10, 2015

Here's a list of some of the best things I've read this week! But first, a video... http://youtu.be/pIxdnnxqK6o Great Links and Articles 9 Actions You Must Take to Reach Your Biggest Goals (Part 2), by Rick Warren 12 Practices Of Highly Effective Churches Who Serve …

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The ‘Third Place’ May Be the Best Place for the Church to Gather

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Home. Work. Hangout. Those are the three places we do life. There's no better place for the church to gather than right in the middle of the third place - the hangout. Via Wikipedia: In community building, the third place (or third space) is the social surroundings separate …

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