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Dec
31

Weekend Links (12/30)

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Here are some interesting links for your holiday weekend enjoyment! Have fun. Here are the 2012 Christianity Today Book Awards, Colin Hansen lists My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2011, and here’s CT’s Top 10 News Stories of 2011. Literacy Matters–In Church: “In my former work as a high school teacher and now as an educational researcher, I’ve been…
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Dec
30

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Pursuing

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Working off unwanted calories in a spinning class a couple of weeks ago, our trainer warned us that it will be important to sign up earlier than usual, for after the first of the year, classes will fill up fast.  It never fails; it happens every January. There is something about the first of the…
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Dec
29

Count the Cost in Conversion?

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This will be my last post on this question. We have been talking about John 3:16 and how the first step in mentoring a new believer is to confirm their understanding of conversion. The last issue I want to raise relative to this discussion is that of counting the costs of following Jesus. John 3:16…
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Dec
28

Running to Rest

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This is a guest post from Mike Wilkerson, a pastor and Director of Biblical Counseling at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, and the author of Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry. Which sort of vacation sounds more like “rest” to you: two weeks reclined under a beach umbrella, or…
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Dec
27

The Impact of Coaching for Teams & Board Meetings

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Coaching & Ministry Teams When I stumbled upon coaching as a church planter, the very first place I began to take a coach approach was in my work with teams (we did not have committees). One team I coached was our hospitality team.  They were responsible for greeting guests, helping them feel welcome, connecting with…
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