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Why Good Sleep Is Essential for Leadership

We leaders need our brains to function at their peak and sleep can help them do that. Sleep. Ahhhhh. Wonderful, restful, sleep. Something we all crave and often don’t get enough of. For … more

Francis Chan: What Is the Key to Unity in the Church?

Unity in the church is important. But so is not compromising the truth. Francis Chan wants to know: How do Christians pursue unity without compromising the essential doctrines of Christianity? And … more

Southern Baptists near 500K meals prepared during hurricane response

PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) – Every year, the World Meteorological Organization maintains a list of 21 official names for major storms that originate in the Atlantic. In 2020, the season has been so … more

Military wives ‘have their cup filled’ at WMU retreat

SOPHIA, N.C. (BP) – Military wives and families “share their loved one with the world,” said Mary Gray, a former military wife and current military family advocate. She is committed … more

MacArthur Dodges Legal Action From Government for a Fourth Time

On Monday August 24, 2020, Los Angeles County returned to the courts for a fourth time in an attempt to shut down Grace Community Church’s indoor worship services. The county’s … more

The Government Is Not Caesar: Andy Stanley Defends Decision to Suspend Services

Pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Church in Atlanta, Georgia defended his decision to continue suspending in-person services in a sermon on Sunday, August 16, 2020. Stanley … more

How to Love Other Christians When We Don’t Agree

As a second generation Filipino-American I am very aware of my “otherness”—whether it’s at church on Sunday which includes a 30-minute worship set with a beautiful LED screen … more

Update

Most pastors are struggling with the regathering process because we are clearly in a time where strategic wisdom is required. First of all, I personally believe the enemy of the church is trying to … more

50th Anniversary of Lifeway Baptist Church, Vista

Sunday, June 21, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lifeway Baptist Church in Vista.  Plans for special services and events to commemorate Lifeway Church’s historic … more

‘Class of 2019’ church plants turn challenges into ministry opportunities

OAKLAND, Calif. (NAMB) — Church planting missionaries expect obstacles when launching new ministries in parts of North America that need gospel-proclaiming churches. For the “class of … more

7 Ways to Stay Emotionally Healthy During COVID-19

I’ve spoken with a number of pastors this week—and scheduled to talk to more this afternoon. While all my pastor friends are mostly remaining positive online and helping people remember … more

How to Keep your Church Healthy During COVID-19

Churches are closed. And we don’t know when they’re going to open again. Curves are flattening, but timelines are lengthening. It looks like there isn’t a quick end to the … more

Italian Doctor's Story

---LIGHT IN A DOCTOR'S DARKEST NIGHTMARE---  Never in my darkest nightmares did I imagine that I would see and experience what has been going on in Italy in our hospital the past three weeks. … more

Harold Brown is this year's El Cajon Citizen of the Year!

Each year El Cajon's civic, service, and fraternal organizations select the El Cajon "Citizen of the Year" from the many people in El Cajon who contribute to El Cajon through years of volunteer civic … more

7 Things to Avoid When Teaching Women’s Bible Study

Teach Women’s Bible Study Responsibly Teaching a passage of Scripture to those who have studied it is far more demanding than teaching one to those who have not. My hope is that by giving … more

6 Leadership Truths We Can Learn From Legos

4016. That’s the number of pieces in the Lego set my son and I are building. It’s called the Death Star, and it’s even more epic than I anticipated. He saved his money for a long … more

Breaking Barriers Video

OverComing 8 Common Barriers to Church Renewal Most churches encounter barriers in one of these Eight Common Areas at some point in their story: Prayer, Preaching, Evangelism, Discipleship, … more

3 Essentials to Building Gospel Community in Small Groups

3 Essentials to Building Gospel Community This past Sunday, we had our second of three equipping classes focused on our core values of Gospel Enjoyment, Intentional Community … more

8 Creative Prayer Ideas for Small Group Time

Looking for creative prayer ideas for small group time? It is Tuesday evening, your small group has gathered, you have had some supper, opened up about what is happening in your lives, read and … more

How to Make Small Groups Less Scary for Visitors

Welcoming Small Groups The movie was starting in about 10 minutes. But another show was already playing. A man and his teenage son were sitting in front of me. A woman and her daughter walked … more
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