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Youth in the Church – why they are important and how to get them involved

There is an expression that the church is always one generation away from extinction. It’s simply because the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. With this truth in mind it should be self-evident that churches ought to take … Continue reading

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Why the senior ministry is so valuable to your church and how to encourage senior membership

With many churches focused on programs for youth and children it is not uncommon for a wonderful group of people to be overlooked, the seniors.  There is so much to be gained for a church when it takes care to … Continue reading

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How to make a visitor friendly church and encourage church membership

Ask just about any member of any congregation whether or not their church is friendly to visitors and, by and large, the answer will be an emphatic “yes!”. At the same time, we can all attest to visiting a church … Continue reading

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Encouraging church leaders to increase church membership

The leaders of your church are the face of your church. They are who your congregation interacts with. You want to give them the support they need, so that they have the energy and excitement to convey to your congregation. … Continue reading

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How to find your life purpose and design a life plan

A few years ago a unique movie came out called “The Bucket List.”  The idea was that two men discovered that their time on earth was coming to a close so together they made a list of all the things … Continue reading

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Benefits of photo directories for your Church, and how to create a photo directory

My family and I have moved fairly often and without exception, every time I unpack the attic I come across my yearbooks.  Some are from elementary school and others from college and I just have to stop and flip through … Continue reading

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How to become a mentor — and why mentoring is important

It has been an enormous blessing in my life to have people to look up to and emulate.  Perhaps you have as well: a beloved teacher, an inspiring football coach, a supportive employer, an active father or a mother who … Continue reading

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The benefits of homestudy – why you should have a home study group

A little known fact about the early church during the New Testament period (i.e. Book of Acts) is that they did not meet in large facilities for worship.  Most of the time they met in someone’s home and there they … Continue reading

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How to overcome fear and anxiety through one simple solution

Fear is something that is part of the human experience from the time we are young children up until we draw our last breathe in this world.  The kinds of fears people experience run the full scale from heights, snakes, … Continue reading

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The importance of tranquility in your life

We live in a fast paced, fast food, media saturated, noise polluted time.  We are bombarded by expectations, pressures, commitments and deadlines.  This does not bode well for living well, to say nothing of living long.  It is hard to … Continue reading

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