What is the Great Commission?

What is the Great Commission?

The Great Commission is the term given to the command that Jesus gave to His disciples just before He ascended to heaven. We find this in Matthew 28:19-20, where Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of...

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How to Make New Church Members Feel Welcome

How to Make New Church Members Feel Welcome

When a church adds new members, it’s a very special time. The church is adding to its body, and the new members have a new family. Sometimes, especially if a church is large, it can be challenging for new members to connect and feel like they belong. So what can...

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The 9 Spiritual Gifts Explained

The 9 Spiritual Gifts Explained

There seems to be lots of different information about spiritual gifts in the Christian world, so it can be confusing, especially if some of the ideas conflict. We’ll explore spiritual gifts and their purposes in this article. But before we get started, I highly recommend that you read 1 Corinthians...

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What's the Biblical Definition of Success?

What’s the Biblical Definition of Success?

What is success? Most people will tell you that it’s about making money and having a big house and a brand new car. Some think that graduating college with a degree and landing your dream job defines success. Still others say that success is about having good relationships, lots of...

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Taking Jesus to work with you

Taking Jesus to Work With You

Years ago as part of a discipleship class I was taking, I read a book (don’t remember the name) that used the analogy of how we like to keep Jesus close to home. He said we have no trouble saying prayers before mealtime at home or while lying in bed...

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How to Identify Your God-Given Talents

How to Identify Your God-Given Talents

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each...

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Why your church family is essential to your faith

Why Your Church Family Is Essential To Your Faith

I was raised in the church. I know what it means to have a church family—a community of people who truly love and care about your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. I know what it is to have people in your life who rejoice in your accomplishments and love you...

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7 talents you could contribute to your church

7 Talents You Could Contribute To Your Church

When we think of talents and giftings, we tend to think of what we call ‘The Super Gifts’: pastor, prophet, evangelist, apostle, and teacher. While these are vital roles that are needed in the church, they are no more or less important to God than all the other ones. God’s...

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Why We Celebrate Easter

Why We Celebrate Easter

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. ~Matthew 28:5-6. This is the reason we celebrate Easter—the...

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