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Justification By Attendance (via TheResurgence)

I am not against counting things when it comes to church. The old adage which says, “We count people because people count” may be trite, but it is true. We should count the things that we keep track of. But

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Posted in For Pastor's, Scattered Miscellany, Theology

Methodists see clues for growth in thriving churches (from USATODAY.com)

“Worship is like going to a mall,” Millard said. “There are all kinds of stores. Some people like specialty shops. Some like department stores. When you have variety, people can go where they like.” via Methodists see clues for growth

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Posted in Culture, For Pastor's, Theology, Worship Matters

ok, feed the sheep. but which ones?!?

The following is a quote from The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne (pp. 111): This, it has to be said, is counter-intuitive.  It goes against the grain.  Our first

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  • RT @sysjames: God did not call you to do. He called you to be. What you are will determine what you do. 3 hours ago
  • some days, you just have to commit to a sermon introduction and go with it because that's all you've got to go with. 9 hours ago
  • RT @stevechilders: You can't bring lasting, eternal change and transformation in your life by mere external self discipline. 9 hours ago
  • RT @CSLewisU: "We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.… 13 hours ago
  • RT @HonestToddler: Bedtime is nothing but a number 1 day ago

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