Your Small Group May Require More Time to Develop Into a Successful Ministry Tool

I should begin by saying I don’t define “success” in ministry by numbers, or even depth of spirituality. A better measure might be to look at how God is using you, or your ministry. Are you available, are you obedient, are you a catalyst for God in the areas He’s placed you, and are you …

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Jesus Didn’t Go To Church, Did He?

OK, so this one seems easy, but indulge me with some in house mobilization. Over the years I have heard many people complain about church, myself include. Some even leave the church all together. It often sounds something like this. "The church today is full of man's religion. It's not what God intended and I …

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When Encouragement is in Short Supply

Mobilization often means motivating and encouraging people. Ideally it connects people or resources to meet a need, or to help complete a task. Mobilization can be motivating givers to give, workers to go, people of prayer to pray, encouragers to encourage, and so on. Even a potential mobilizer can be encouraged to use their gift …

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Three Ships

There is a 17th century Christmas carol called, “I Saw Three Ships”. It has always been a favorite of mine. The lyrics are a bit confusing. The song refers to three ships that sailed into Bethlehem on Christmas day. However, the nearest body of water, the Dead Sea, is over 20 miles away. Some say …

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A Word About Mentoring

As a young actor Kevin Spacey had the unique opportunity to be mentored by legendary actor Jack Lemmon. The momentous opportunity helped launch Spacey's award winning career. The following account  by author Chris Lucas explains Lemmon's thoughts on mentoring. "Shortly before Lemmon's death in 2001, Spacey asked him why he was so kind to him, …

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Intentional Living

The real value of something can be determined by how it's prioritized. I can say I value my marriage but if I don't invest time and effort in my marriage, my actions show the real value I place on my marriage. The same is true in relationships, including our relationship with God, family, and friends.  …

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Two Parts of Effective Mobilization

Intensive – a periodic intensive mission experience Mission Trips Mission Conferences Youth Camp/VBS week with a missions focus Extensive – missions is present everywhere in the church In the buildings In the prayers In the messages In the worship Both are necessary People who grow up in a mission church may understand missions, but it …

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