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Faith Leaders, Police Pause to Pray Amid Protests

As some have turned to violence in response to the death of George Floyd, many faith leaders are doing what they can to support law enforcement as well as peaceful protesters—and in many cases, the police are responding in kind. 

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Increasing Struggle With Mental Health … 3 Thoughts for Church Leaders

While we were rightly concerned about surges in Covid-19 cases, we should also be concerned about the surges in the struggle with mental health, specifically anxiety and depression.
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How to Communicate Your Reopening Strategy to the Community

Not only should churches communicate their reopening strategy to their members, but they also need to communicate to the community at large.
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Fire in My Bones

This fire in my bones is a holy intensity to explain and promote the truth of the living God, come what may. Let me reflect on what this idea has meant in my life and ministry.
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A Four-Step Action Plan for Churches and Non-Profits to Restore Finances Following the Pandemic

Charitable donations are often the first spending to be cut and the last to return during a financial crisis. Here are some ideas for churches to jumpstart their cash flow during such a time.

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Jordan Gustafson on the Amazing Opportunity of Long-Term Missions

"We are part of this gigantic, global body of Christ," says Jordan Gustafson, "and so we can’t separate ourselves from everything else that’s happening. We must engage.”
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Lee Strobel: Pastor, You Need an Apologetics Point Person

Lee Strobel says, "We have to create safe places in our churches and let people know it’s ok to have questions." But pastors can't—and shouldn't have to—do this important work alone.
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Tim Mackie and Jon Collins: This Is Why It’s Hard to Understand the Bible

BibleProject's Tim Mackie and Jon Collins say it's not surprising if people find the Bible hard to understand. "Most people," says Tim, "aren’t in the habit of reading ancient texts from across the planet from thousands of years ago, and that’s what the Bible is."
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Thom Schultz: Kids Need VBS This Year More Than Ever

Thinking about not doing VBS this year because of the pandemic? According to Thom Schultz, "This is the most important year ever for vacation Bible school in our lifetimes.”
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Jeannie Gaffigan: How to Handle Life’s Trials with Faith and Humor

"Your experience right now is meaningful in some way in your life," says Jeannie Gaffigan. Faith can help you see that—but humor can as well!
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Dave Gibson: Whose Salvation Are You Praying for Every Day?

"Evangelism is a process," says Dave Gibson, and it's a process that starts with prayer. So whose salvation are you praying for?
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Eric Metaxas: God Has Powerful Lessons for Us in the Heroes of History

We need the heroes of history to teach us how to live today. In fact, says Eric Metaxas, “some of these stories are too important not to know.”

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12 Things a Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.