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Using Your Gift of Encouragement

by: Lee Eclov

02/10/2021

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No matter HOW strong you are…there are times when YOU need someone to speak into your life. Sometimes that ‘speaking’ might be a kick in the pants…sometimes a gentle encouragement…sometimes a verse of Scripture.

This can be particularly true in times like those that we have all walked through in the last year. It is SO important for us a pastors and leaders to be sensitive to the ‘environment’ of our congregations so that we can allow the Holy Spirit to speak those necessar

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Running the Race

by: Eric Geiger

01/28/2021

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So often, in the midst of life and ministry it is easy for us to lose focus on: WHY we are actually running…or WHY we are running on the course that we are on.

Often times in fact we are tempted to ask ourselves the question: IF this IS the race that I am supposed to be running…why is it SO hard? Truth is, God never did promise us a ‘rose garden’ did He?

While most of us do recognize that truth, it is never easy for any of us to embrace it…because no matter how long you have

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SAFE

by: Lee Eclov

07/15/2020

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At times like this, ‘safety’ is a very relative term. We know that we are ‘safe’, secure in Christ. However, everything around us is very unstable isn’t it? I read this article today in my daily Christianity Today email (yes I do still find SOME things in CT that are good!!). I thought that it was well written and speaks directly to each of us as Pastors.

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SafeMy Dear Shepherds,For us, insecurity is an occupational hazard and a ministry inconsistency. After all, we co

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Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing!!

by: Charles Speelman

07/07/2020

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My Fellow Laborers in the Gospel,

During times like these last few months…it can be easy to get our ‘eye off of the ball’, at least a little bit for us all.  As I read this email and listened to the podcast today, I was reminded that we ALL must keep the Main Thing the Main Thing.  

Matter of fact, there is no conditionality in Matthew 28:19-20 is there.  SOOOO, Covid-19, Societal Unrest or not we must continue to stay focused on our mission…preaching the Gospel to a lost an

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When a Pastor Dies – What Should I do?

by: Don Parker

08/10/2016

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Have you ever noticed the support of the law enforcement community at the death of an officer?  There is an extensive protocol intended to provide comfort, make a statement that this life was well lived and to give direction to everyone involved.  In short many police departments join together to assist and obtain the resources needed to ensure the appropriate funeral is conducted. The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the support offered by police officer as

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So, You want to Reach People for Christ, Really?

by: Don Parker

07/30/2016

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Pastors and their churches who really want to reach people for the Messiah are passionate about their personal mission and core values therefore:They live their mission and values – do you?Will pay the price to proclaim the Gospel – will you?They are able to articulate their passion in a few short sentences – Can you?Observations on Reaching People for the Messiah                 Do you know where to go to reach the interested?

 

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