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Jul 20, 2022 08:00am

From Assistant to Missionary

God’s plan and purpose is so much greater and more perfect than anything the world can dream of.

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Jul 12, 2022 08:00am

What Does Kingdom Work Really Mean?

Every area of your life is essentially missionary work and gives you the chance to glorify the God of the universe.

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Jul 11, 2022 08:00am

If You Cause These Little Ones to Stumble

Trained professionals in any field often don’t realize their skills could be easily used as part of God’s purpose and plan.

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May 25, 2022 08:00am

What Biblical Leadership Looks Like

In a culture of who you know instead of whose you are, Christian leaders must have a God-given vision.

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May 22, 2022 08:00am

Lessons From a Lumberjack

Christians have a purpose and God has a plan: Go and disciple others.

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Apr 24, 2022 08:00am

Let Your Test Become a Testimony

You can trust God to help when it’s time to share your story of abundant and undeserved grace.

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Mar 28, 2022 08:00am

What I’ve Learned From a Lifetime of Ministry

Ministry life has often been difficult and heartbreaking, but God has shown me some irrefutable truths.

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Feb 12, 2022 08:00am

Seeking Godly Counsel

God uses other believers to speak into your life, so don’t hesitate to ask for help in confirming His direction.

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Dec 10, 2021 08:00am

Loving God=Loving the Broken

If you understand the gospel, you understand your true purpose.

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Nov 12, 2021 08:00am

4 Responses to Blindness

Show compassion and understanding for the spiritually blind.

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Oct 17, 2021 08:00am

Ever Thought About Pastoring?

So you think you want to be a pastor? Here’s why you should do it!

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Oct 06, 2021 08:00am

Not a Quitter

Even though I live more by the flesh than by faith, God has never quit on me.

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Sep 23, 2021 08:00am

5 Ps of the Peace Index

Leading people is hard, but evaluating yourself helps you help others…

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Sep 19, 2021 08:00am

His Call Doesn’t Come With a Script

In a culture where “control” is a negative term, give it to God to find peace and joy.

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Aug 24, 2021 05:00am

What it Means to Pastor Your Flock

Leading your church is a blessing and a privilege, but it is also a daunting task.

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Aug 20, 2021 08:00am

The Ice Age in Which We Live

Church leader, what are doing to stay in a good place spiritually and emotionally?

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Apr 19, 2021 08:00am

5 Ways to Evaluate Your Church’s Operating Systems

Systems need to be values driven, mission directed, vision focused then strategy accomplished.

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Mar 23, 2021 08:00am

What Does Jesus Want Your Church to Do?

Christ is the ultimate seeker. He seeks and saves the lost.

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Mar 21, 2021 08:00am

Passing the Baton: A Smooth Pastor Transition

A successful transition depends on much prayer, preparation, planning, a process, and it is the work of God.

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Feb 17, 2021 08:00am

Church Planting is a Lot Like Surfing

I’m not sure there’s a difference between surfing and being a part of a church plant.

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Feb 09, 2021 08:00am

9 Reasons You Should Read the Bible RIGHT NOW

The devil hates the Bible and those who quote it, so defeat him by studying it.

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Jan 23, 2021 08:00am

Yes, You Need to Know Your Spiritual Gift

There’s a void in the local church when you aren’t using your spiritual gift.

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Dec 21, 2020 08:00am

Telling the Story of Jesus Through Service – Part Four

When God changes your life, the desire to love and serve others will be automatic.

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Dec 18, 2020 08:00am

Here’s What it Means to Take on a Yoke That is Easy and Light

Because Christ’s love is selfless, we must show mercy to those who can’t pull their load.

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Nov 01, 2020 08:00am

Christian, Where’s Your Passion?

To experience who Jesus is and all he wants for us requires passionately knowing and serving him.

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Oct 31, 2020 08:00am

What Does the Bible Say about Debt?

Selfishly purchasing things you can’t afford is not being a good steward of God’s blessings.

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Oct 22, 2020 08:00am

3 Steps to Letting Your Light and Life Shine

Jesus didn’t suggest that Christians should be “light”. He told them they were “light”.

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Sep 15, 2020 08:00am

Hope, Grace, and Kindness on the Football Field

Sit back a minute, close your eyes and honestly ask yourself what life would be like without hope. Yes, seriously, […]

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Jul 28, 2020 08:00am

The Only Time Submission Means Peace, Joy and Hope

In the first century, fishing was a lucrative business that provided substantial assets for many families, pushing them just above […]

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Jun 17, 2020 08:00am

Coming Back to the Heart of Worship

For many months now, God has been stirring my heart, revealing himself and asking me to truly worship him — […]

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Jun 10, 2020 08:00am

10 Ways to Help Someone Who is Depressed

As someone who has personally struggled with depression and tried to minister to loved ones in the thick of it, […]

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Mar 20, 2020 08:00am

The Joyful Burden of Friends in Ministry

As a youth ministry minor at Central Baptist College (CBC), many of my friends were pursuing ministry degrees. While my […]

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Dec 22, 2019 08:00am

Surviving the Most Wonderful Time of the Year when You’re Grieving

by Lifeword Executive Director Donny Parrish Christmas can be the worst.  That doesn’t sound very religious coming from a guy […]

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Dec 05, 2019 08:00am

Confessions of a Church Addict

My name is John and I am a recovering church addict. Those are words that seem inappropriate. After all, church […]

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Dec 01, 2019 08:00am

When it Comes to Loving People, Christians Have a Higher Standard

“Let us not become weary in doing good . . . Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good […]

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Nov 05, 2019 08:00am

The Hard, Narrow Road to Biblical Literacy

We desire the silver platter of biblical literacy – that we might somehow put in the littlest effort yet receive […]

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Nov 02, 2019 08:00am

Mike and Laura Beth: From Brokenness to Mending by the Potter

Mike: Sin and Brokenness “…Looking back,  I see there was no actual desire to pursue the things of God…  Nonetheless, […]

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Sep 13, 2019 08:00am

Technology in Ministry: Balance is the Key

When I was a kid, I was not motivated to learn how to ride a bike. It just wasn’t something […]

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Aug 08, 2019 07:00am

Lifeword: What I Learned as an Intern

by Melody Siebenmann I have almost completed 120 hours of internship work for Lifeword. And I must say it has […]

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Aug 06, 2019 07:30am

Technology in Ministry

When I was younger, I remember my dad, who was a pastor, coming home from a preacher’s meeting. He and […]

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Jun 30, 2019 04:30am

Your Marriage May Be Falling Apart

t I remember very clearly the day God showed me an important truth about my relationship with him. I’m either actively […]

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Jun 26, 2019 10:00am

How to be Content in Three Acts (#1 of 3)

First Timothy 6:6-10 says, ”But godliness with contentment is great gain.For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing […]

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Jun 06, 2019 14:00pm

UPDATE: Blessings and Difficulties of Ministry

(Click here to read the original article published on May 31, 2019.) On the sixth day of the strikes by […]

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May 31, 2019 20:25pm

Blessings and Difficulties of Ministry

(Click here to read the UPDATE on this article) It is three a.m.  In the darkness of the morning, Lifeword […]

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