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Crosses Across America

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“If we take up the cross handsomely, we shall find it just such a burden as

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Rick White on Church Plants

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Jack Schaap on Membership

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Leading by listening

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One of the lost arts in leadership is the simple art of listening. It has been said that we have two ears but only one mouth so we can hear twice as much as we say. Unfortunately, I was one of those individuals that had this insatiable need to fill in the silence in many meeting with my own words and my own thoughts.

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Steps to generosity

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With so many articles being written lately about declining receipts in church giving, I’ve taken some time to think about why I believe giving has been strong at Fairhaven Church.

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Lessons from my newspaper

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Don’t make staying in church a chore. The church should have high expectations of members. Church leaders should hold people accountable.

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Craigslist for churches?

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Inventor Ken Hakuta once said, “Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is

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Don’t let your missions trip become a nightmare

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Rodger Murchison, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Augusta in Georgia, faced a missions pastor’s worst fear — the death of a team member while on a mission trip. When the enthusiastic group of nine assembled in the church parking lot to head for earthquake-ravaged Chile, no one could have guessed one of their group members would not return with them.

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Church Executive, June 2010, Volume 9, Issue 6

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Among the highlights of the June issue is an interview with Larry Osborne, author and lead pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, CA. Also included are articles on how to deal with stress in pastoral work and the social justice movement.

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GILBERT-ISTAN

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A church of seven adult members is told by its city that it’s illegal to hold religious services in their own homes. Golly, shades of Uzbekistan. In the same week we learned that the country of Uzbekistan levied massive fines on Baptists for meeting without a license and the town of Gilbert (AZ) banned church meetings in the homes of its residents.

In the same week we learned that the country of Uzbekistan levied massive fines on Baptists for meeting without a license and the town of Gilbert (AZ) banned church meetings in the homes of its residents.

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