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Finding Success in Failure

Finding Success in Failure By Bill Anderson We all fail. Like the sun setting or the tides rising, failure in our lives is not a question of if, but when. Moses struck the rock, Peter denied Christ three times, Paul had his thorn in the flesh, and David had Bathsheba, Why did God still use […]

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Compassion From The Heart Of A Pastor

By David Elms “The main reason that our church has grown,” states Henry Rose, “is because of the burden of our pastor. He has told us many times that God has specifically called him to the city of Houston. This is his burden. Behind Brother Kilgore is a tremendous group of people who are willing to be led. Pastor […]

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Know Your P’s and Q’s

KNOW YOUR P’s AND Q’s By: Bob McCool   I. “P’s” – “Preparation” A. (P)repare yourself. Understanding the task set before you, then judging for yourself the degree of importance that should be placed upon it will, in my opinion, determine the amount of preparation you will do on yourself. Surely when one deals with […]

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Successful Bus Ministries

Successful Bus Ministries Allison Bull A bus ministry can be a great outreach tool — but only if it’s run well. Here are the secrets to making it work… Imagine a church bus pulling into a neighborhood where children jump up and down and run to the door even before the vehicle stops. These kids […]

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Sunday School Organization For the Home Mission or Small Church

Sunday School Organization For the Home Mission or Small Church By T & J Hudson Organize the Sunday School Division to touch people’s lives. Giving love and care, knowing their names and needs, and calling them when they are absent or just to say “hello” mean much more than does a regimented class. Our goal—salvation […]

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Realistic Expectations for Sunday School Growth

Realistic Expectations for Sunday School Growth Dr. Mark Miller   It’s Football Time in Tennessee! As Tennessee gets ready to play Montana, I began to think about realistic expectations for the season and for churches. Most Tennessee fans have realistic expectations for this season. In 2011, few are dreaming of a National Championship, but all […]

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Never Say Quit

Never Say Quit By Craig Jutila I recently sent an audiotape titled What My Parents Taught Me About Leadership…Never Say “I Quit” to our children’s ministry volunteers. I remember my mom continuously telling me, “Never give up; keep on trying; don’t quit.” Why was this value so important to my parents that they ingrained it […]

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Growing a Church Through Children’s Ministries

Growing a Church through Children’s Ministries David Boyd Attracting New Families Parents are concerned about the well-being of their children. According to realtors, many families determine where the best schools are located prior to their moving into a new community. They then purchase a home in those school districts. Parents will often give up a […]

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Three Easters A Year Through Double Days

Three Easters A Year Through Double Days By Bill Easum   Topic: Helping your Sunday School grow. Most worship growth comes in spurts rather than in increments. So it’s important to have two or three major pushes a year designed to grow your church forward in a significant way. When I was pastor, I tried to […]

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Why We Celebrate High Sunday School Numbers

Why We Celebrate High Sunday School Numbers Ron Edmondson   We are celebrating our Easter number this week. It was an incredible day. Whenever we talk about celebrating an attendance number, I hear the same questions—why celebrate a number? Do numbers really matter? Isn’t it about glorifying God—whatever the number? Well, yes, it is about […]

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