Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nepal Earthquake Relief: Your Help is Needed

Your help is needed to respond to the urgent needs of survivors of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the Lutheran Church in Canada have issued an appeal for financial donations to support the work of … Continue reading

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Neighboring – How to Establish an Effective Listening Area – Part 3

In two previous posts (March 25 and April 15) on “Go!”, Gary Roberts has discussed the importance of congregations serving the neighbours around the church building. In the last post he answered the question: What is an “Effective Ministry Area?” (EMA) … Continue reading

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You Find It … Hyperlinked … Embedded … What is the Tendency of Your Congregation?

I have been blogging for a few years. As I compose articles I find there are times when, either for the press of time or simply out of sheer laziness, I simply mention a resource and hope the reader will … Continue reading

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March for Unborn Children on Thursday, May 14th in a Canadian City Near You

Each year, in Alberta alone, there are about 13,000 unborn babies killed by abortion. Across Canada, there are over 100,000 abortions annually. The impact that this loss of life has on our society is immeasurable and tragic. All across Canada … Continue reading

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The Global Leadership Summit is Coming to a Community Near You! It’s Time to Register!

It’s time to mark The Global Leadership Summit on your calendar.  This world-class conference will help you lead your congregation or business.  The Global Leadership Summit is broadcast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago to over 375 Premier … Continue reading

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A Progeny of a Theological and Missiological Union: House Churches (Part 3)

The birthing of house churches was a natural development of the early church’s theology and missionary methodology. The “seed” of theology and the “seed” of missiology united to produce the house church. These house churches, usually consisting of about forty … Continue reading

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There’s Another Side to Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister and His Ruling Party

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India just wrapped up a “successful” Canadian trip.  Economically, it appears Canada and India will be forging some economic partnerships.   Prime Minister Harper went so far as to say, “Make no mistake, the government of … Continue reading

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Neighboring – Part 2: Three Reasons for Defining an Effective Ministry Area

What is an “Effective Ministry Area” (EMA)? Why is it advantageous to a congregation’s outreach efforts to define an Effective Ministry Area?  In the Center for United States Missions, Mission Moments (March 1, 2015), Gary Roberts provides three reasons for … Continue reading

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Are You in Need of Inexpensive Evangelism Resources and Training: Check out GoodSeed

If you are like most congregations, you are in need of evangelism resources. You are also probably looking for someone who provides evangelism training.  Look no further!  GoodSeed is an organization that is committed to providing tools and training to … Continue reading

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A Progeny of a Theological & Missiological Union: House Churches (Part 2)

There is another theological reason for the birthing of the house church. New Testament Christians thought of God as their “Father” and of each other as brothers and sisters in the family of God. Elliott observes: In this kingdom/household, God … Continue reading

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