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Child Sexual Abuse: 10 facts every pastor should know

By Georgia McKnight, featuring Kimberlee Norris ‘Church Rocked by Sexual Abuse Allegations’ The headline stunned the members of a large evangelical church in western Pennsylvania. Church leaders took hundreds of telephone calls from members, media representatives and advocacy groups. Social media coverage was immediate and savage, with posts assuming the worst possible motives attributable to […]

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Together We Grow

Using Vision To Ignite Church Growth The new year is the perfect time to set resolutions for your ministry and, for many, the one at the top of the list is church growth. We understand why. Gallup reported that in 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, which is down from 50% […]

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Marketing technology and the stages of evangelism

By Boyd Pelley When you give a company your email address, they use it to cultivate your interest in their product or service over time. If you like it, you read a subject line or even open an email once in a while. If you don’t, you ignore it or unsubscribe. And guess what, it works. What if […]

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A tale of 2 lenders

By Mike Schueler Out of space and out of time, Sunnylane Church needed a loan to grow. But the promise of an ultra-low interest rate turned into a financing nightmare for this Oklahoma City congregation. Drew Sanford was frustrated. He’d already wasted too much time working to secure a loan for Sunnylane Church, the Southern […]

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“Healthy Christian leaders prioritize their relationship with God”

Self-leadership does not begin with oneself. Foundationally it begins with God. God is not simply a means to greater organizational ends. He is the ultimate end and true joy that will satisfy our deepest longings. He is the end, not merely the means to some other end. One of the authors I turn to frequently […]

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LEARN WHERE YOU SERVE

Should I get a master’s degree?  Should I not get a master’s degree?  Our church can’t afford it — will it benefit me? Can I even afford it?  Despite these perpetual questions (which you’ve probably asked yourself at some point), full-time bi-vocational and volunteer church leaders are embracing advanced degrees right now. Even post-COVID, and […]

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Equipping discipled scribes

Right now, our School of Divinity at Regent University is seeing incredible growth among full-time ministry leaders, pastors, counselors, workers, and missionaries coming back to seminary for further education.  It’s because our world is complex and changing fast — and, because ministers are discipled scribes leading their flocks into truth in such a world, they […]

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REPURPOSE WITH PURPOSE

By Rodney C. James While many spaces in existing churches are no longer used for their original purpose, it opens doors for reimagining how to recapture that square footage for new ministry opportunities. Such was the case at Central Baptist Church in Owasso, Okla. Church leaders engaged Master’s Plan Church Design and Construction to help […]

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An untapped (and unspoken) opportunity

How to provide help, hope and healing to sexual abuse survivors in your church Church Executive: Even now, it seems like sexual trauma incidents are treated like isolated incidents. Why? Dr. James Reeves: Sexual abuse occurs in a subterranean place. In a secret place. Most of the public is living on one level; beneath that, […]

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CALLING THE CHURCH TO ACTION:

Sexual abuse prevention and healing occur at the church level By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Why does child sexual abuse continue to impact the Church? Why do so many abuse survivors remain hurting and silent? What must change in the Church? In the last 10 years, our culture has experienced repeated clarion calls for […]

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