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Ministry articles are written to provide possible assistance and ideas to churches that are interested in touching people in their community with the gospel through servant-ministry evangelism.

Birthdays are an Amazing Thing!

Sunday was my birthday. Not a big deal… at least, not usually. But I guess I have reached the age at which people seem to take a little extra notice of things like my "seniority." It began to unfold a … Continue reading

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DOING COMMUNITY MINISTRIES, An Initial Overview

The church has a biblical mandate to care about people in the community as well as the compassionate example of Christ as He looked out over the crowds. But we know that communities do not necessarily value the kind of … Continue reading

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What Value Does Your Church Bring to the Community?

What is Your Church Worth to Your Community? I am fascinated by this question. I know that some of you have had sleepless nights after difficult dealings with Fire Marshals, City Councils, neighborhood associations, zoning commissions, and other politico types. … Continue reading

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What is a Missionary?

As a career missionary I developed a working definition of what/who a missionary is. I thought I would share it and possibly provide some fuel for thought as you seek to fulfill God’s missional call upon your life! Godspeed! “A … Continue reading

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THE COMPASSION CHALLENGE

In 2004, a British conservative think-tank, Civitas, published a book, called Conspicuous Compassion. In this book, author Patrick West, critiques modern-day compassion. He contends that compassion today has gone public! He insinuates that compassion has become more about making ourselves … Continue reading

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Jesus Prepares His Disciples for Kingdom Service

Ellison Research asks and answers the question, “How involved are U.S. protestant churches in evangelism and community outreach?” The report offered a few surprises. The good news, 97% of churches reported having done something in the past year that was … Continue reading

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The Evangelistic Fire Chief

Ok, I am as thrilled as the next guy about fire safety… but who died and left the FIRE MARSHALL in charge of chapel services? It’s one thing for these guys to check exit-ways, stairwells, and sprinkler systems but who … Continue reading

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