Unwelcome at Church: Your First-Time Guests Need Hospitality

Unwelcome at Church: Your First-Time Guests Need Hospitality

People are Lonely. Many of them are #Unwelcome at church Many people enter religious buildings on Saturday or Sunday morning looking for connection to God and to other people. Scores of them feel unwelcome at church. I put this into the “Isolation and Friendships” category because let’s face it: People in the modern Western world …

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Signs of Respect

Signs of Respect

Signs of Respect Include How We Speak with Others.  Unless your boss tells you to call them by their first name, call them “Mr. So and so” or “Mrs. So and so.” Having been in the military, I would never refer to a full bird Colonel as “hey Jeff” or “sure, Dave!” No, their rank …

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Republican Platform 2016 and You, Pastor

Republican Platform 2016 and You, Pastor

One Pastor’s Hope for a U.S. GOP Republican Platform 2016 Should Pastors take part in politics? My response is YES!! Let’s look at the 2016 Republican Platform to see if anything resonates with you, whether or not you are Republican. Think about your own platform to influence others. Pretty amazing isn’t it? The pulpit has …

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Forgiveness Has Benefits?

Forgiveness Has Benefits?

Harnessing the Power of Forgiveness When You Feel Weak Have you ever been hurt by the actions or words of someone else? Maybe your mother-in-law criticized your parenting skills, your co-worker sabotaged a project or your spouse had an affair. These wounds sting deep and can leave you feeling angry, bitter or even vengeful. Only one weapon has the …

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Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Every Man, His Family and Church Should Know We’re talking about prostate cancer symptoms today, because every American church with male members above 50 years old are probably fighting this wicked problem. Pastor, I want you to be informed so you know how to minister to them.

Self-Made Man or God-Dependent Man: Forge Your Own Destiny? NO!

Self-Made Man or God-Dependent Man: Forge Your Own Destiny? NO!

How Fred, Ben and Asa will change the way you think about how you lead your family and church I’ve been a self-made man for multiple decades. As a boy, I watched my amazing father navigate life on his own, and he did a great job, as he was (and still is) a great man. I watched other men who …

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Have you heard from God yet this morning?

Have you heard from God yet this morning?

3 Reality Checks every Pastor, Church Leader AND their Spouse Needs to Strengthen their own Lives, Families and Congregations Hearing from God is more than just “checking in” in the mornings. It’s your vital lifeline throughout the day. Bowing is a great start to anyone’s day. “The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves …

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