Pursue the Great Commission in Every Ministry 
A church that can successfully align its ministries toward the singular purpose of furthering its Great Commission-saturated mission is like our front porch, providing the structure that ministries need to both grow and blossom.
By Tom Stolle Life in our world can be tough. Not everyone is pleasant. Not everyone is respectful. Some folks
Thoughts on Soul Winning with Bobby Bowden
First Person: Thoughts on (soul) winning with Bobby Bowden By Dr. Paul Chitwood “Is winning everything?” I asked. “No. But
Focusing Ministries Toward the Mission
A few months ago, we conducted “The Great Toy Purge.” Parents, you know what I’m talking about. We brought our kids’ excessive level of toys down to a more manageable level. We threw out the toys that were broken or had missing pieces.
Mothers of Children with Special Needs
By Katie Matthews He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
Tap into Your Distinctiveness
Howard County, MD, has a popular bumper sticker that says “Choose Civility.” It is a great bumper sticker for a county, a visual reminder that residents should be polite and get along, especially while on the road.
Jesus is Not on the Ballot
November 3, 2020, is a significant date in the United States of America. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate, and the position of president of the United States will be on the ballot.
Resist “Lab-Grown” Faith
Do you know how diamonds form? Virtually all of the glittering gems that catch your eye in a jewelry store have come from deep within the earth, a hundred miles or more beneath your feet.
There’s No Going Back
I remember brainstorming back in early May with my youth ministry team about what to do for our high school graduates. How could we best approximate what we normally did for our grads?
Lonely, Broken Heart
By Adron Dozat I think the first time it happened was in kindergarten. My special needs son came home from
Responding to rising COVID-19-related abuse threats
What the Church Can Do When Stay-at-Home Orders Increase the Threat of Domestic Abuse  By Eliza Huie “Out of the
Guard Yourself Against Dulled Spirituality
A self-serving lifestyle dulls the spiritual senses By Kevin Freeman Read Judges 16:15-21 Key: A self-serving lifestyle dulls the spiritual