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“I WOULD BE MORE INTERESTED IN LISTENING TO CHRISTIANS IF…”

LifeWay Research and the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism recently asked unchurched Americans the above question and received the following answers: I saw Christians treating others better – 32% I saw Christians caring for people’s needs – 31% I saw … Continue reading

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“HOW TO GET THEM IN THE DOOR”

So often we struggle to come up with strategies that are successful in getting our unchurched friends and neighbors to come to church. A article in the Spring 2017 issue of On Mission, NAMB’s quarterly publication, addressed this matter. It … Continue reading

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“RESPONDING TO A FRIEND WHO HAS WALKED AWAY FROM GOD”

We all know someone who has lost interest in spiritual things. Maybe that person has stopped attending church.  How is one to respond to a friend who seemingly walks away from God? David Sanford’s article in the Winter issue of … Continue reading

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“HELP, I HAVE A HERETIC IN MY CHURCH”

LifeWay Research reports that “Most Americans believe in God, the Bible, and a few heresies. An online survey of 3000 Americans showed there is much confusion about details of Christian theology. What is a heresy? Union University professor Nathan Finn … Continue reading

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“TELL SOMEONE”

Greg Laurie’s book, “Tell Someone”, is the Bible study the Men’s Ministry of our church is currently using on Tuesday nights at 7:30 and Saturday mornings at 7:30. It is a great study! By the way, if you are not … Continue reading

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HOW TO GET NEW BELIEVERS INTO THE WORD

Tired of the “shock and awe” style of event-driven ministry? What are the key elements in helping someone else mature as a follower of Christ? How do we do it? In 2012, a LifeWay Research project showed eight key steps … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A CHURCH MEMBER?

  I remember the phrase from years ago, “a member in good standing.”  Maybe you do as well, but in the context of church life, what does it mean and why is it important?  Thom Rainer, President and CEO of … Continue reading

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