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Sheep Teach Pastor about Ministry

In his book Building a Church of Small Groups, Bill Donahue relays a story from his time as a part-time youth pastor while attending seminary. He was ...

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Being President Versus Doing President

Steve Sample, president of the University of Southern California, writes:

In the spring of 1970, when I was 29, I learned I had won a fellowship from the ...

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Eugene Peterson on Sermons

A sermon changes words about God into words from God. It takes what we have heard or read of God and God's ways and turns them into a personal proclamation ...

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John Stott: "Truth Builds the Church"

The most important gift today, measured by Paul's principle that we should excel in those that build up the church, is teaching. Nothing builds up ...

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Sculptor Henry Moore on the Secret of Life

The famous English sculptor Henry Moore was asked a fascinating question by literary critic Donald Hall.

"Now that you are 80, you must know the secret ...

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Rick Warren's Secret for Church Growth

Pastor and author Rick Warren says:

As I wrote in The Purpose Driven Life, each of us comes into the world with a specific purpose that God has in mind ...

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Henrietta Mears' Ministry Perspective

"God never put anyone in a place too small to grow." Henrietta Mears, founder of Gospel Light

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Barth Challenges Bonhoeffer to Return to Germany

In 1933, Karl Barth wrote his discouraged colleague Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Disgusted with the German Christian response to Hitler, Bonhoeffer had fled Germany ...

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Willing to Succeed or Fail for God

Kelly Williams faced a hard question when he was launching a new church start in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During the initial stages, the attendance ...

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Difference Between Uncle Sam and Jesus Christ

Pastor John Piper warns of attempting to "do great things for God":

The difference between Uncle Sam and Jesus Christ is that Uncle Sam won't ...

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