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September 21, 2017 by John Mark Clifton | Send Network
One of the primary and foundational steps in replanting a dying church is to get the hearts of the remaining members to warm once again to the gospel. As we often say rather than seeing the remaining members as an obstacle to your ministry, know that the remaining members are your first ministry...
September 21, 2017 by Replant | Send Network
We recently asked several Replanters how their church approaches having children in the worship services. Henry Criss- Faith Ridgeland Church , Ridgeland South Carolina Building bridges across generational lines is a high priority for us at...
September 20, 2017 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
The idea of rethinking vocation must start with considering the sacred/secular divide, or what some people refer to as the problem of dualism. Dualism, simply put, is wrongly dividing something that should not be divided. The Greco-Roman thought was that the world is divided into two competing...
September 20, 2017 by James Merritt | Evangelism
Without a doubt, one of the most important roles of any leader, particularly a pastor, is to cast a vision for the people he leads. Jesus was the master caster of vision. In fact on one occasion, Jesus was talking to his disciples as they were out in the countryside, and he used his very...
September 19, 2017 by Kent Bateman | Send Network
Imagine this scenario with me; you’re behind the pulpit, preaching a sermon. You are approaching the crescendo of your message, and you point over to your wife and kids, sitting on the front row, and say, “For instance, I don’t even consider these people my family anymore! All of you—any of you...
September 18, 2017 by Matt Rogers | Send Network
With all the talk regarding marriage, gender and sexuality in our culture, a not-so-subtle temptation lurks for those who love and lead God’s church. We can spend much of our time on the defensive—attempting to protect our flocks from the onslaught of forces that wage war against God’s design in...
September 14, 2017 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
Most replants are resource hungry. In many cases the interior of the building is long overdue for a remodel, the HVAC systems need replacing and the church’s technology could be mid 90s at best. Replanting is an uphill climb. One of the most critical needs is in staffing. Aside from a children’s...
September 13, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Clint Clifton, Send City Missionary for Washington D.C., explains the necessary components for churches to multiply.
September 12, 2017 by Brian Croft | Send Network
I have found there is a helpful way to evaluate the worship services of a particular Lord’s day and train young men for this aspect of pastoral ministry at the same time. It is something we call, “service review.”
September 12, 2017 by Alan Hirsch | Send Network
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as well as transformational impact across a wide domain—that does not have APEST ministry. APEST, which stands for Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher, comes...