Water, water, everywhere. Three times the amount of rain fell on Baton Rouge as fell in Katrina! 7 trillion gallons of water deluged over 40,000 houses. With water comes “mold.” There is a race against time to remove anything wet. Hundreds of volunteers are stripping out
I read something in the Scriptures the other day that literally blew my mind and encouraged the heck out of me…and I walked away with this thought…
Many times the reason God says “no” to something now is only because He desires to say “yes” to
An important new survey by Pew Research asks why people who were raised in religious homes but who now identify as religious “nones” – having no religious affiliation – decided to leave the faith of their childhood.
The results were varied, but according to the survey,
Sermons by Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. Francis is the host of the BASIC.series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently, he is planting churches in the San Francisco area. For more
On the surface the issue looks hopeless.
Your church will lose four categories of church members; and you can do absolutely nothing to stop it.
Of course, this membership and attendance loss is in every organization where resident membership is part of belonging.
Churches are no exception. Here
by Rabbi K. A. Schneider
“But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” ~ John 16:7 NIV
by Derwin Gray
Many fears, if left unchecked, can produce an “Afraid” label in our hearts. It’s time we begin replacing that label with a new one: “Courageous.” Here are some keys to courage that will begin to wipe out fear’s limiting message:
Key 1: Have a
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day. He’s a salesman. In his current role, he sells a technology that improves mobile advertising. In case you haven’t heard, mobile advertising is big business these days. But this isn’t an article about mobile advertising.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Fake it ‘til you make it.” It’s actually one of my least favorite sayings. It’s a catchy but destructive idea that does more harm than good, and here’s why:
You can’t truly “make it” if you don’t have integrity.
And integrity is
Jesus wasn’t normal…He didn’t fit into the religious system of the day.
Neither did Paul…
Neither did ANYONE He has ever used.
So…how do we NOT become “normal” - here are 10 signs to look for…
#1 - You begin to take less risks, saying there is too much