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Why the Church Needs Volunteers

By Ed Stetzer: Most of us know how essential volunteers are to making sure our churches are as effective as they need to be. Churches need to develop an ethos of valuing volunteers, but in order for churches to thrive, they would do best to raise up volunteers who are leaders […]

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Balancing Family, Work and Ministry

by Peyton Jones: I hope you enjoyed this series on the real life factors of becoming a bi-vocational minister. If you missed any of the posts you can find links back to them here.BALANCING THREE FACTORS Types of Employment PERSONAL FINANCES In summary, Ninjas have catlike reflexes. They can move […]

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Episode 290: Advantages & Disadvantages to Planting in an Old Church

by NewChurches.com: Never look a gift horse in the mouth…Unless it’s a church building, then you always should look. In Episode 290 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of planting in old buildings. Here’s Joe with today’s question: I am a church planter […]

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Disciples Come in All Shapes and Sizes

by Bill Hull: We should notice that Jesus calls different disciples to different roles, and during his life on earth, disciples followed him in different ways. In the come and see period of his first four months of ministry, Jesus collected more followers that the twelve who became closest to him. […]

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Engaging with People on Social Media Conversation with Autumn Miles: Podcast 250

by Nils Smith: For Autumn Miles, social media is home. In this episode of the podcast, Nils and Nick are joined by Autumn Miles in a conversation about how social media can be used as an avenue to reach people for Christ and meet the needs of those who need […]

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How to Empower People in Ministry

By Annie Garman:  How can we possibly lead well? In my 20 years of ministry experience, I’ve learned that doing it all yourself is not the answer. Even though it might feel slow, we’ve got to learn how to involve others and delegate things.  Here are five practical ways to […]

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Personal Finances

by Peyton Jones: Once you’ve earned the money, you need to manage it effectively. Bi-vocational ministers can’t afford to have much debt, no pun intended. There are a few more factors to balance in your personal finances so that you don’t get in over your head finanacially. Designation – It […]

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How to Share Your Faith Critically and Contextually Today

By Ed Stetzer: In every time period and historical context during which it has been shared, the gospel has confronted culture in one way or another. During the years of Christ’s ministry, it challenged the mistreatment of the poor. During the Reformation, it drove Martin Luther to condemn the selling of […]

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How to Organize a Church Plant Door Hanger Campaign

by Patrick Bradley: It’s Saturday morning and your volunteers have showed up to execute your church plant door hanger campaign. Now what? You’ve already invested the time to design the door hangers as part of a larger campaign. And you’ve paid to have them printed. It would be a shame […]

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Normalize Bible Reading in Your Life and Leadership

By Daniel Im: Growing up, my favorite sermons were the ones where the preacher would get into the Greek or Hebrew and explain to us common folk what the Scriptures really meant. In the Greek, this word is translated, pistis, and it means… In the Hebrew, this word is translated […]