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You Need Gospel Community

This post was originally featured on the blog For the Church by Brad Gray.   One of the odd wonders of human society is our relentless pursuit of independence, for autonomy. We fight and claw and scratch for the smallest sliver of liberty, believing that such liberation will finally enable us to realize our full potential. Mankind runs on the endless treadmill of ...

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Make Friends, Not Just Converts

This article was originally posted on the blog "For the Church" by Darrin Patrick, pastor of the Journey in St. Louis, MO.   The incarnation separates Christianity from all other religions. Christianity claims that God actually came and dwelt with humanity as a man (John 1:14). Jesus was not just a prophet with a spectacular vision or leader with extraordinary mag...

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7 Suggestions for Churches Meeting in a School

7 Suggestions for Churches Meeting in a School 1. Grow volunteersBeing in a borrowed facility forces the church to rely on lots of volunteer labor to set up and tear down each week. This can be stressful on people, but it also creates an opportunity to raise up new volunteer leadership. Our church would never happen without the countless hours of donated time, but in the ...

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50 Things the Holy Spirit Does

As our church begins the sermon series The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church, we want to provide you with a deeper understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Below is a resource of 50 things that the Holy Spirit does in the life of the Church that we believe will bless you, your family and your Group as you discuss the series and sermon texts. The...

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A Biblical Overview

Included in our Missionary Journeys series was a sermon on Acts 17:1-15. During this sermon, Pastor Steve Heron pointed to the Bible as the definitive authority in the life of a Christian. For believers, the Bible is not a textbook that we study to get smarter; the Scriptures are historical love letters written to you and I revealing the God who inspired them. As a church...

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SEND: Translating a Conference to the Church

This past week our pastors and staff traveled to Nashville for the annual SEND: North America conference. The two-day training is hosted by the North American Mission Board - a ministry that exists to spread the gospel through domestic evangelism and church planting. During our staff’s time there, we were able to learn about "Joining the Everyday Mission of God"&nb...

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