Importance of Community Outreach

By Jason Snyder

What is your church’s growth strategy? Do you have one? Unfortunately, for some church leaders, by default the strategy becomes “We hope we get some visitors this week.” As church leaders, in READ MORE

The Why of Camp

By Zac Hufty, Minister of Student Discipleship

It was June 14, 1990, in the middle of the Ozarks in central Missouri. I was 7 years old, attending a youth camp where my dad was leading READ MORE

Preaching Sources

As a preacher, you are constantly trying to improve your craft. Your goal is to be an effective preacher and communicator in order to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel. You spend READ MORE

The Old Testament’s Perspective on Easter

All throughout Scripture you see a template of God saving, but saving out of judgment. Adam and Eve sin in the garden, and God saves them. He is actually saving them from His own judgment.

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Resurrection, Promise, and Power

The Great spiritual song Were you There? Asks this question: Were you there when He rose up from the dead? That is a thought provoking question. Of course, it seems impossible. We, living 2000 years READ MORE

Three Easter Sermons

As a pastor, preparation for an Easter sermon can be a daunting task. It’s an epic Sunday and every year provides the opportunity to reach more people with the life changing message of the Gospel, READ MORE

And the Lord’s Servant Must Not Be Quarrelsome

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone,
able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with
gentleness. —2 Timothy 2:24–25

We know conflict is inevitable in ministry. However, we

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Influencers Who Refuse To Be Influenced

History bears testimony to an ebb-and-flow relationship between man and God, which impacts not just the human heart, but also entire communities, churches, cities, countries, and even continents. For instance, there was a time when READ MORE

Being Fit For Life: Living For What Matters Most

You may remember a time when our nation’s obsession with fitness was considered a craze, just a fad. The media even used the term fitness craze to describe what was then a new trend in READ MORE

Why Genre Matters in Preaching

Riding on the City of New Orleans, 
Illinois Central Monday morning rail 
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders, 
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail. 
All along the southbound odyssey 
The train pulls out at

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