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Make This Next Year Your Best Year Yet

I’ve heard some complain that they have few willing to do follow-up visitation.  But you only need one or two couples committed to make weekly follow-up visits. This might well include you and your church ministerial staff as well as selected volunteers. Each week these couples should be given 2-3 follow-up packets to visit before […]

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The Four Most Effective Methods Of Evangelism

So here are your “chain-saws.” These four methods have brought more lasting results for the amount of effort extended than any other ministry or program. Of course, there are other methods that have worked. But these are the most successful, the most common, and the most easily adapted to all churches, large or small. By […]

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What an Evangelistic Sunday School Looks Like

What are the basic elements that make an evangelistic Sunday school? There are many. We will not attempt to list all of them – entire books have been written on the subject. But here are some key factors that might be considered to help your Sunday school become more evangelistic. By Tim Massengale To View […]

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A Grand Vision For Revival (Entire Article)

By Tim Massengale  To Order More, Click Here   The young man sat across the desk from his elderly pastor.  His face was burning with embarrassment – it was certainly not one of his finer moments.  He stared at his hands, then down at his shoes, then out the window – in fact he wanted […]

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Make The Coming Year Your Best Year Yet! (Entire Article)

By Tim Massengale To Order More, Click Here Elder Vernon Baker smiled as he gazed across the assembled group of pastors, ministers, and lay leaders. “I want to welcome you to our sixth annual Revival Harvest conference.  We have hosted this meeting in the hope of encouraging pastors and church leaders to apply solid principles […]

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Who Owns Your Car?

We will come into your neighborhood with a door knocking team.  We will knock on doors all around your house, extending out for several blocks, and we will find someosne that would come to church if they only had a ride.  If you are willing to call them a half-hour early on Sunday morning to […]

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Following Up on Church Visitors

What makes a visitor feel comfortable and their visit a spiritual experience? Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, that ye have love one to another (John 13:35).” When love is honestly being expressed, visitors will sense a genuine welcome and concern. People do not necessarily feel welcome by […]

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Wonderfully Made (Newsletter 2-5 Blog)

By Jeff Jernigan The writer of Genesis meticulously detailed the events of each day of Creation. He described the elements of creation as if he were the artist conceiving a unique masterpiece. With each stroke of ‘the brush’ the artist revealed to us a new discovery about the beauty of God’s imagination for this world. […]

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Prevailing and Dominant Winds (Newsletter 2-5 Blog)

By Jacob Paul Stump There are two primary types of wind that move across a region: prevailing winds and dominant winds. The prevailing wind is the general direction that wind moves over a region. Jr is gentle and constant. Prevailing winds affect weather patterns and soil erosion, and are the most frequent type of wind […]

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Gratitude: Better than Pursuit (Newsletter 2-5 Blog)

By Phillip Trawick It has finally happened — that time of year when the temperature is cooling, leaves are changing colors and falling, and the hustle and bustle of life should slow down. The former is certain, and as far as the latter, one would hope so anyway. Fall is my favorite time of year, […]

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Love is Spelled T-I-M-E (Newsletter 2-5 Blog)

By Phillip E. Hudson It seems as if the world is spinning faster and faster every day. Our world is filled with responsibilities and distractions that attempt to consume our passions, our purpose, and our time, As we enter into the holiday season our schedules are inundated by a barrage of things that must be […]

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The Real Secret to Church Growth Success

96% of all who receive the Holy Ghost come three to five times before they receive it.  You must get your visitors to return or you will have few receive the Holy Ghost!  Telephone them, send a letter, put them on a mailing list and send them invitations regularly. By Tim Massengale To View the […]

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The Value of Visitor Reception

By Tim Massengale To Order More, Click Here Mark North turned into the parking lot of the First Apostolic Church and was immediately flagged down by a waiting lot attendant wearing a bright green vest. “Pastor North?  Bro. Baker is expecting you.  You can park in one of the guest parking spaces just past the […]

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Annual Statistical Church Evaluation

Mark North settled into the fourth pew from the front beside Danny Cole, who pastored just west of him in Plainfield. It was the annual sectional ministers meeting and it was just getting ready to start. His good friend, Brother Vernon Baker, was Sectional Presbyter. Brother Baker stood to call the meeting to order and […]

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