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Suicide
Midwest farmers face a crisis. Hundreds are dying by suicide. USA TODAY Network
One by one, the three men from the same close-knit community took their own lives. Their deaths spanned...
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Five Ways to Help Church Planters Prepare for COVID-19
Churches in various regions of the United States and Canada are already having to decide whether they...
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The Main Way We're Failing Small Churches (And How To Start Succeeding With Them)
Small congregations are the backbone of the church. Over 90 percent of churches are under 200 people....
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Missional-Mishaps
Missional Mishaps in Contextualization
Join Dr. Michael Carrion and others at Exponential 2020 in Orlando for Leading Innovative Networks That...
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Why "Nothing in Particulars" Matter for Gospel Mission
Join Jeff at Exponential 2020 in Orlando for his session on Ten Characteristics of Future Church Planters. The...
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The Hidden Truth Behind Bivocational Ministry
By Matt Henslee A friend of mine recently shared a gripe on social media. These days that should come...
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4 Concerns Every Church Replanter Wrestles With
Editor’s note: In mid-December 2019, Dusty accepted a call to pastor a church of six senior adults....
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Church Revitalization CPR: How To Breathe Life Into Rural Congregations
Most people know about CPR, which is a lifesaving skill that helps to provide necessary oxygen-rich...
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Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” Ministry
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at the blog for 9Marks Ministries. For more...
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The Undeniable, Irresistible Resilience Of The Small Church
Small churches are not better than big churches. Big churches aren’t better than small ones. The arguments...
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TURNAROUND PASTORS USE CRISIS TO LEAD!
TURNAROUND PASTORS USE CRISIS TO LEAD! January 22, 2020|Growth, Leadership, Pastoral Care, Rural Church...
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