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What a resounding testimony will do for you

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – A resounding testimony of faith in Jesus Christ will get you into more trouble than you’ve ever been in, in your life. You thought we were going to say how good … more

8 Keys to Recovering Your Missing Churchgoers

How can you recapture those churchgoers who were previously active parts of your congregation but have yet to return? … more

Two North County Churches – New Locations

Judy and I recently visited two of our newer churches in San Diego County. Anthem Church, now in Vista, and LifePoint Church, now in Carlsbad. Pastor Mark Finnigan leads LifePoint Church. Pastor … more

The hope we carry: pastor with cancer walks 100 miles with the cross

SALISBURY, Md. (BP) – The importance of time carries a particular weight for Richard Pope, pastor of Canvas Church. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and not something he has a … more

Compare and Despair

Do you compare yourself to other pastors or leaders? If so, who is the object of your comparison? The person who comes to mind may reveal whether your battle with comparison is a struggle with pride … more

Gospel conversations don’t happen by accident, pastor says

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (BP) – Many Christians spend time thinking about ways to start Gospel conversations, but pastor David Evans says evangelism starts “way before” the actual in-person conversation... more

Baptism at Crown Point Bay

It was a joy to witness 6 members of King’s Cross Church get baptized at the Crown Point Bay in San Diego. Over 150 people were in attendance. It was a beautiful time to celebrate all Jesus … more

Vacation Bible School

Highpoint Church had their Vacation Bible School (VBS) August 9th -August 13th.  The curriculum that was used was Concrete & Cranes from Lifeway.  Concrete & Cranes builds on the … more

Trusting God key to Florida church’s revitalization

LONGWOOD, Fla. (BP) – Leading a declining church through change and revitalization takes a sense of humor and lots of patience says Charles “Buddy” Parrish, pastor of First … more

Helping a child through a faith crisis

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – And when your children shall say, ‘What does this rite mean to you?’ you shall say…. (Exodus 12:26). Parents, you’d better be prepared. … more

At Tokyo Olympics, even faith events look different as COVID spikes.

(RNS) — It’s been dubbed the first “no-fun” Olympics. Athletes have been asked to eat alone and maintain distance in the dining hall at the Olympic Village in Tokyo, and … more

Vacation Bible School Reflection

"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him." (Psalm 127:3). Children are a gift and as someone who recently had the opportunity to serve our kids ministry in VBS, I got to see how … more

Summer Blast at Shadow Mountain Community Church

After a year of not having kids on site for Summer Blast, Shadow Mountain Community Church (SMCC) in El Cajon was excited to once again host their summer program on July 12 through July 16. Summer … more

Why churches need to be multigenerational, and why it’s hard to do

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article originally ran at chucklawless.com. Many churches consist of one primary generation, and that’s not the healthiest church. At … more

FIRST-PERSON: The Good Samaritan

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Thad didn’t have a choice. He commuted on foot to work each night, and his route took him through a dangerous section of town and down a darkened block with a … more

7 Steps to Leading Through Change

When I served as a campus and executive pastor in the D.C. area, I recruited a man named Bob Krulogoski as a small group leader at our first multisite campus. As our campus grew, we elevated Bob as a … more

How To Preach To A Difficult Audience

Speaking to a broken heart is like giving nourishment to a starving child. Speaking to a hard heart is like correcting a rebellious teenager. So how do you do it? If you're looking for an easy … more

7 Ways To Do A Bad Word Study

My guess is, you’ve encountered some sort of word study in the last couple of months: a Bible study, a sermon, a commentary, a quip about agape love or a defense of a biblical viewpoint … more

Pastors and Leaders Coaching Network

Join us Tuesday, June 8th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for our first live, in-person, masks-optional Pastors and Leaders Coaching Network and FREE Fellowship Lunch in over a year! It will be great to see … more

Translation app leaves eternal impact

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – A simple furniture purchase turned into a life-changing experience for two men visiting Pastor James Merritt this past weekend. Merritt, pastor of Cross Pointe Church in … more
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