Two Defenses Against Spiritual Scammers – Christian Article

From time to time, we hear and read warnings about scammers in our area. The police or consumer protection groups alert us to the danger, tell us what to look out for, and how to avoid being scammed. But spiritual scamming is much more widespread and much more dangerous. Many have been taken in and taken away by various spiritual errors in doctrine, worship, and practice. What should we look out for and how do we avoid being scammed? That’s…

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Restoring the Supremacy of Christ to our Worldview – Christian Article

How do you view the world? What do you see first and most when you view the world? Is it President Trump? Is it the USA as the world’s only superpower? Is it yourself? Or is it the Lord Jesus first and most? How do you view the church? What do you think of first and most when you think of the church? A pastor? Or is it an organization? Or is it your role and place in the church?…

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Retaining Volunteers Q&A with Christine Kreisher – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Christine Kreisher casts a compelling vision for why our key concern for volunteers should be retaining them, not just recruiting them. This crucial shift in mindset is the focus of the final part of a six-session series from an online event called Volunteer Bootcamp, hosted by Ministry Boost. Christine Kreisher Connect with Christine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Get access to the full Volunteer Bootcamp sessions and notes here. Links Mentioned in this Episode Volunteer Bootcamp Webinar…

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Help! I’m Struggling to Strike a Work/Life Balance – Christian Article

The holy grail of modern life is to achieve work/life balance. But despite millions of ‘new decade resolutions’ to that effect, the vast majority will fail miserably in 2020, making this year as miserable as last year for themselves and for those around them. Maybe you’re one of the millions who already sense that 2020 is going to be just as stressful and joyless as 2019. The new year has barely begun and yet you’re already feeling like the old…

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Empowering Volunteers Q&A with Jon Birkmire – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jon Birkmire explains how their NextGen ministry has thrived and developed by empowering volunteers to lead in high capacity leadership roles, allowing them to lead like staff. This is the fifth part of a six-session series from an online event called Volunteer Bootcamp, hosted by Ministry Boost. Jon Birkmire Connect with Jon on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Get access to the full Volunteer Bootcamp sessions and notes here. Links Mentioned in this Episode Volunteer Bootcamp Webinar Model…

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Episode 174: Training Volunteers Q&A with Dan Scott – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Dan Scott shares his experience of providing consistent and ongoing training for volunteers that produces excellence and unity for ministry teams. This is the fourth part of a six-session series from an online event called Volunteer Bootcamp, hosted by Ministry Boost. Dan Scott Connect with Dan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Get access to the full Volunteer Bootcamp sessions and notes here. Links Mentioned in this Episode Volunteer Bootcamp Webinar Ideas for Strategically Training Volunteers Annual Training:…

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A Time for New Beginnings…. and New Failures – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It is the beginning of the new year. There is excitement in the air as we contemplate all of the new things we plan to embrace in the new year. Along with many of these new beginnings will be many failures. I have heard that most new year’s resolutions fall by the wayside within the first two weeks of the new year! A quick Google search reveals that on average, entrepreneurs experience 3.8 failures before final success. Often the only…

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Excerpts from Max Lucado’s New Book, ‘Jesus’ – Christian Article

Marketing manager for Bible Gateway. Want to know what matters to God? Look at what matters to Jesus. Starting January 1st, the Jesus 15-day devotional invites you to take a closer look at Jesus. Ponder his life. Consider his ways. Take a moment to search the heart of the One who would rather die for you than live without you. With these free excerpts from Max Lucado’s forthcoming book, draw near to the Jesus who loves you just the way…

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Restoring the Supremacy of Christ to our Worldview – Christian Article

How prominent is Christ in your worldview? When you view the world, what place does Christ have in it? When you look back at history and look ahead to the how big does Christ appear? I’m sure these questions convict all of us and create within us a desire to restore the supremacy of Christ in our worldview. But how do we do that? Colossians 1:15-20 gives us a blueprint. Below you’ll find a video that uses the Compelling Communicator methodology (adapted…

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Looking Back on 2019 – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Very soon we will be saying goodbye to 2019 and saying hello to 2020. I believe that many people will focus in on 2020 as a year of vision, seeing clearly. As we approach 2020, I felt it only fitting to take a look back at 2019. This will be a mix of ministry and personal reflections, similar to a Christmas letter. The year began with a trip to CPC19 where I participated as a coach for the first time.…

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Gospel Motives for Gospel Perseverance – Christian Article

It’s been a sad time for the Christian Church over the past couple of years as various prominent Christian preachers and teachers have fallen into sin or, worse, fallen from the faith. I’m sure many of us look at this and ask, “If they fall, what hope for me? If they don’t get to the end of the Christian race, how will I ever manage it? On top of that there’s the opposition to Christians that come from the every…

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Episode 165: Kidmin Survey Insights with Tony Kummer – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Tony Kummer shares the findings from a unique survey of Christian volunteers and leaders within the church about the faith of the next generation. This survey focused on how they came to faith, the key factors of their faith development and how the church can help the faith stick. Tony Kummer Connect with David on Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned in this Episode Ministry-to-children.com 5 Key Findings from the Survey…

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5 Clever Bible Gateway Plus Tricks – Christian Article

If you’re a Bible Gateway Plus member, you know many valuable resources are available to you. Here are 5 quick tricks to make it easier to find what you’re looking for and get the most out of the service. If you’re new to Bible Gateway Plus, you can find out more about it here. 1. How to Find “Gospel Awakening” Sermons in Bible Gateway Plus You probably know there are sections in the “Study This” sidebar for different types of…

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