Category Archives: Christian church

Merry Christmas — “Time for an Outreach Upgrade” by Rev. Scott Gress

Scott Gress writes, Last week I tweeted, “What can you do to upgrade your Christmas service plans to more intentionally engage members and love visitors so more grow closer to Jesus?” You only get one chance to make a first … Continue reading

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Journey from Unbelief to Faith — A Video Bible Study Series produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries

Hosted by Rev. Dr. John Nunes, this four-session Bible study, Journey from Unbelief to Faith, offers the viewpoints of four people who have made a remarkable journey. Theirs has been a pilgrimage from the outer edges of unbelief and apathy … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church — Sunday, November 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is 2 Corinthians 1:5, “For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” “Pray for us …” is … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church — Sunday, November 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is 2 Corinthians 1:5, “For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” “Pray for us …” is … Continue reading

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The Church: Museum, University, or Lifeboat?

Keith Haney provides some thought-provoking ideas in his article, “The Church: Museum, University or  Lifeboat?” As you read his article, ask yourself, “Which image describes my congregation?” In my current ministry position, I see congregations at various stages of the … Continue reading

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Masih ki Awaz: Christian Ministry For the South Asian Community

Masih ki Awaz (Voice of Christ) brings God’s Word to the large and growing Greater Toronto Area South Asian Community over the radio every Sunday morning on AM 770 WTOR and all over the world through the internet. People have … Continue reading

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The Irrelevance of Faith — David Kinnaman

Christians face an unprecedented landscape at the intersection of faith and public life. Over 46% of our neighbors believe religion and people of faith are part of the problem in our communities, not the solution. As a growing list of … Continue reading

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Michael Frost — On Being Separate from the World

Author Michael Frost shares his view on the North American church’s use of resources and about a skewed theological framework about being “separate” from the world.

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Shaping Culture: What Message Are You Sending?

Rev. Scott Gress writes on his weekly blog, My father had a lot of sayings that he repeated to my sister and me. One he repeatedly said was, “anything worth doing is worth doing well.” I got the “Gress culture” … Continue reading

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Shaping Culture: Accidental or Intentional? — Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, If the real issue is the culture of the congregation, then how does one embed new culture or change the existing culture in an organization like the church? Well, how do you raise children? How do … Continue reading

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