Discipleship in a Time of Pandemic
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Discipleship in a Time of Pandemic

An interview with Viviana Escobar, Barry Cunnigan and Pat Dirkse, City Church Compton, California “Our discipleship is not robust enough to handle the trials of a pandemic and the realities...
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Easter More Than Our Resurrection
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Easter More Than Our Resurrection

Easter is the wonderful good news of Jesus’ resurrection and the promise of the resurrection to eternal life for all who believe in him. But hidden from view is a...
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Sign Me Up To Lose More
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Sign Me Up To Lose More

Congregations long to get back to February 2020, but a recent Gallup poll (U.S. Congregations) shows that 2020 is the end of a significant 20-year decline in church membership. To...
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Envisioning Life Together: A Simple Tool Part 2
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Envisioning Life Together: A Simple Tool Part 2

What does life together look like in your congregation? Can members describe it? In Part 2 of Creating a Life Together picture, we discover a pathway to a deeper understanding...
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Envisioning Life Together:  A Simple Tool for your Congregation
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Envisioning Life Together: A Simple Tool for your Congregation

If you ask a member of the congregation for a picture of living life together, could they describe the picture? Would they envision that life together in a way that...
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Three Podcasts to Make you Into a Masterpiece
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Three Podcasts to Make you Into a Masterpiece

Paul writes stunning words in Ephesians, For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us...
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Beanie Babies and Staying Engaged in God’s Mission
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Beanie Babies and Staying Engaged in God’s Mission

Most of our homes are scattered with the leftovers of our desire to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Those of us who are older may even bump into...
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Engage: 4X4 Leadership Essentials
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Engage: 4X4 Leadership Essentials

What leadership essentials exist for a pastor as she/he leads a congregation in fresh steps in ministry and mission? Are there ways of leading that are non negotiable for successful...
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Empower: 4X4 Leadership Essentials
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Empower: 4X4 Leadership Essentials

Leadership essentials. Good leaders are trustworthy, show compassion, give stability, and instill hope. Good leaders also engage and empower people in ministry and mission. Once people are involved in living...
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Equip: 4×4 Leadership Essentials
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Equip: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

We are exploring the leadership essentials that pastors need for successfully taking their congregation into fresh steps in ministry and mission. So far, we've seen the first 4 essentials are...
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