“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Several years ago, on a phone call with my wife, she told me that she had purchased a new bookshelf for the kids.
Here’s how to make 2021 your best growth year ever: Place a greater emphasis on attracting new visitors to your church services and events. 100% of your new converts come from your guests. So if you can increase your door traffic, you will increase your growth.
How can you increase your visitor
When reinforcing doctrine to new converts, how can I effectively deal with their family or friends calling them heretics?
That is a rare occurrence today. Most denominal Churches have given up the term heretic. It has even fallen out of vogue to use the biblical term today due to the politically
Election season is upon us, and from what I can gather, it seems that many are exhausted with American politics. The rhetoric, the narratives, the biases, the end
less arguing, the shameless tweeting; I've heard the response from our citizenry summed up as such: When will this chaos end?
The truth, however,
Don't Play With Fire
Joshua B. Carson
Although I was only a young child, I can still remember how amazing that new carpet in my parent's room felt underneath my feet. The carpet was powder blue, a choice of color that I never questioned until later in my life when reflecting upon
What the enemy meant for evil, God turned it for good
When I wrote my last column on the need to keep the “heavenly vision” alive in this uncertain age of a global pandemic, little did I know that I would be one of the next carriers of COVID-19. Yes,
Could you help me explain John 2:16 from the view of oneness?
Bobby J. Killmon
Jn. 2:16 says, “And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.” The distinction here is not about persons of a trinity. Nowhere in the context
Your church guests are your best prospects. But most come multiple times before making a move for God. So encouraging their return is a key aspect of growth.
One way to keep people thinking aboutyour church and your upcoming events is to send them something in the mail each month.
"A Husbands Tribute"
Micki’s call to glory was acknowledged with sweet peace as her children and I
wept and sang songs of faith. We also felt the gentle presence of the Holy Spirit as she
ascended homeward. There was no fear, no pain; it was special.
Micki has served the Lord and His people
"Being a Personal Witness"
The personal witness is, by far, the most effective method of soul-winning. Just striking up a conversation with someone – a waitress, cashier, or the fellow behind the counter when you get your next 'big gulp' – provides an opportunity to invite them to church and
"Cover your face"
Cover your face, cover your emotions. Could it be that we are losing compassion for one another in our society? You pass someone in a parking lot or in a store and struggle to show a courteous smile behind a mask. I want to make a personal connection
"Dealing with plural pronouns"
We will continue to look at this passage from last time. So, how do we interpret Gen. 1:26? While the context of the passage is clear, we can also look at Scripture as a whole. That means opening our interpretation to the other 3 "us" passages used