Monthly Archives: January 2016

Grace Wins — Matthew West

God’s grace, that is, His undeserved favour, always wins over our sin when we repent and by the power of God’s Spirit trust in Jesus as our Saviour. After reminding us that no one can earn God’s forgiveness (Romans 3:20), … Continue reading

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Expand Your Outreach with Project Connect

Bring welcome hope to your community through Project Connect — an indispensable, on-site, booklet ministry resource that uses display racks of pocket-sized, topical booklets to promote outreach. There are also some booklets for equipping your congregation’s members to share their … Continue reading

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Transform the City: How to Overcome the 4 Biggest Mistakes Churches Make in Local Missions

Verge Network has released a free report that will lead and motivate your church to love and make disciples among the poor.  The report also includes: Steps to help you plan a successful local mission strategy. The four reasons you should NOT start a … Continue reading

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Less than Two Weeks to Save for Exponential East! A Conference Resourcing Church Planters

Join thousands of church planting leaders for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential East 2016 church planting conference in Orlando, FL. 150 Speakers + 125 Workshops + 9 Tracks + 5000 Church Planting Leaders Amazing speaker line-up includes Brian Houston, Mark … Continue reading

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What Church Budgets Say About Ministry — The Millennial Pastor

Rev. Erik Parker, The Millennial Pastor, provides some insightful observations about congregational budgets: As we begin the new year, most churches are entering Annual Meeting season. Budgets will be proposed and approved. Reports on how the past year’s ministry has … Continue reading

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Our True Identity is Found in the City with Foundations, whose Maker and Builder is God

Harold Senkbeil, in his article “Pastoral  Care and Sex”, writes, We can no longer assume that the American way of life and Christianity are synonymous … What this means, though, is that we must be more deliberate in modeling and … Continue reading

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There Goes My Life — Kenny Chesney

If you are considering having an abortion, please don’t. There are loving people who will help you. Most urban communities have a pregnancy care center or an agency that will walk with you through your pregnancy. You may experience many … Continue reading

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Printing Your Pregnancy in 3D Ultrasound Imaging

The Metro, a Edmonton daily newspaper, printed the following news item about a popular trend that certainly attests to the humanity of an unborn child: Can’t wait to meet your bundle of joy? Well then — don’t. Some companies have … Continue reading

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Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Offers a Newly Revised Life Protecting Power of Attorney for Personal Care Document

With Canada seemingly on the brink of introducing some form to assisted suicide and euthanasia legislation, it is important that you protect yourself and your loved ones.  Maybe you  are looking for a legal document that enables you to appoint someone you … Continue reading

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Learn About and Pray for Lutheran Missionaries Active in North America

A new Lutheran ministry, Mission Nation Publishing, is “giving a voice to missionaries to America.” Bios and stories of refugees and immigrants who are planting churches in the United States are posted on the Mission Nation Publishing website.  Dr. Robert Scudieri, … Continue reading

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