Resources

April 9, 2018 by David Butler | Send Network
Who are the friends in your life? I’m not sure there is a more important question we need to be asked on a regular basis. If you know much about life and relationships, you know that friendship issues are huge in the overall scheme of things. In fact, there are not many issues God is more...
April 9, 2018 by David Butler | Send Network
Over a lifetime of pastoral ministry, I’ve met thousands of people, both inside and out of the three churches we served for 35-plus years. Early on, I made it an unspoken goal to remember as many first names as possible. Nothing earned me more props than being able to surprise people by...
April 5, 2018 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, provides practical ways to lead your family well while planting a chruch.
April 5, 2018 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Eph. 4:29) As leaders who are pastors, the primary way we serve the church is through the teaching and preaching of God’s word to the...
April 4, 2018 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
I have been asked many times over the years what characteristics we look for in potential leaders (both paid staff and volunteer leadership) at Calvary Church. Here are four non-negotiables I personally look for: 1. A passion and hunger for God and, at the same time, a deep love and care for...
April 4, 2018 by Matt Dye | Send Network
When I think about leadership in the home, I am always trying to remember that the Word needs to penetrate my heart. The reality is that as a Christian father, Satan is always working to get me to forget about leadership in the home. Here are five key guidelines I try to abide by for leadership...
April 3, 2018 by Alan Briggs | Send Network
You plan events, teaching, and leadership gatherings with creativity — but how creative are you at home? At the end of busy days and weeks, it’s easy to bring home what we have left in the tank — next to nothing. Our families shouldn’t get our leftovers, but they often do. The good news is there...
April 3, 2018 by Ted Traylor | Evangelism
Ed Gray was one of the most gifted and positive men I have ever known. He was the leader of the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, Florida. He often said: “When you walk into a room, you can move the temperature two degrees up or down. It all has to do with your energy.” When guests walk...
April 2, 2018 by James Merritt | Evangelism
One startling statistic speaks volumes about the importance of reaching the next generation: The average age of conversion today in the United States is 13. Both experience and common sense tells us that the earlier a person can be reached for Christ, the longer they can live for Christ, the...
April 2, 2018 by Ben Mandrell | Send Network
Church planting is all about relationships, and although building these relationships is good, it’s important to pursue them alongside your family. Here are seven key ways I've found to be more attentive at home. 1. Ask children good questions and have them ask questions We have people over a...