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The 7 Markers Your Congregation is Growing in Spiritual Maturity

Organic Disciples is a book by Kevin & Sherry Harney What is spiritual maturity? We are God’s ambassadors. His mouthpieces. The presence of Jesus in a world that desperately needs to see the face of the Savior. The truth is, none of us is the...

Is Prayer Important? Philip Yancey

According to Gallup polls, more Americans will pray this week than will exercise, drive a car, have sex, or go to work. Nine in ten of us pray regularly, and three out of four claim to pray every day. To get some idea of the interest in prayer,...

Why the Pandemic has Been So Hard on Men | John Eldredge

My therapist friends, and my pastor friends have been swapping notes lately. We are all feeling a shared concern–– that as we begin to come out of the 2020-2021 global pandemic crisis, we are going to see something far more serious in its wake;...

Discover God's Plan for Seizing Tomorrow

As a follower of Jesus, you are called to look ahead and move forward with power, passion, and purpose. But this can be challenging when adverse circumstances, trials, and uncertainties cloud your view. When overcast skies impede your vision, you...

Good Questions Lead to Good Decisions | Andy Stanley

Life is all about decision-making. Every day. Multiple times a day. Sometimes we’re sure. Sometime we’re unsure. Some of us are quick to decide. Others of us (me included) can’t ever get enough information before we decide. In the end, we are where...

The Journey Toward Racial Justice | Jemar Tisby

Thinking of racial justice as a journey helps us focus on each step without growing discouraged when we don’t make the progress we desire. The destination is racial equity and justice for people of every racial and ethnic background. The endpoint...

Is Heaven Our Eternal Home? | John Eldredge

What is God’s promise for a new heaven and a new earth? Does the Bible say that heaven is our eternal home? Or is it as Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, that the next chapter of our story begins with “the renewal of all things,” by which he...

God Loves to Give People a Fresh Start | Louie Giglio

They say everybody loves a comeback story. And what’s not to love? A smaller, weaker, less capable underdog goes up against the bigger, stronger, more talented opponent. It seems as if the writing is on the wall and there is no way the underdog can...

Dream Big with Bob Goff

Once upon a time, as kids or young adults, we had big dreams. Now life has become a maze of responsibilities, obligations, expectations, and assumptions about who we are and what we must do. We know there must be more to life than we are...

Galatians: Accepted and Free | Jada Edwards

Sometimes the Bible can seem overwhelming. Where do you go for words of comfort when you’re feeling overwhelmed, lost, or frustrated in life? What book of the Bible do you turn to for wisdom about the situation you find yourself in? The Beautiful...

Are Christians the Bearers of Bad News? Philip Yancey

As a Christian, I have deep concern about how we represent our faith to others. We are called to proclaim the good news of forgiveness and hope, yet I keep coming across evidence that many people do not hear our message as good news. Surveys show...

Engage with the New Testament in 2021

Your heart is roughly 18” from your brain. So why is it so hard to not just read the Bible but to really absorb it? Deep down and where it counts. Why do we have trouble getting it in a way that transforms our life? There are probably a lot of...

Everything Changed When God Became Incarnate | The Story

The Story of Jesus explores the birth, life, and ministry of Jesus. Who was this Jesus? A new prophet? A scholar destined to be a great rabbi? Perhaps a political leader with the charisma to finally send the oppressive Roman armies, who controlled...

What Are You Studying in 2021?

This is a limited-time offer so order now for your Bible study, small group, Sunday School class, teaching series, or individual study! Save 50% on select studies perfect to start the New Year , plus free shipping on orders $30+. Take Back Your...

Good Questions Lead to Better Decisions | Andy Stanley

My dad had a terrible habit. I thought it was terrible, anyway. He wouldn’t tell me what to do. Specifically, he wouldn’t tell me what to do when I didn’t know what to do and wanted him to tell me what he thought I should do. True, most kids don’t...

Make Better Decisions in 2021 | Andy Stanley

Every decision we make impacts our stories and the stories of those closest to us. There’s no getting around the fact that well-placed, appropriately timed, thought-provoking questions result in better decisions and fewer regrets. What if you had a...

Free Resources

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Here are some tools to help: 

The Small Group Tool Kit includes two mobile-friendly invitation cards, reflection cards to enhance your small  group experience, and a worship song playlist curated by Hosanna Wong that can beplayed during small group meetings or personal Bible study time. 

The Church Tool Kit includes a downloadable poster, bulletininsert, invitation card, and Power Point slide.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Shawn Johnson, lead pastor of Red Rocks Church, gives a
searingly honest portrait of anxiety and depression and shows readers how to fight back and live free. He also has put together three free tools pastors can use to help their congregation have a productive conversation around mental health, including a discussion guide, sermon notes and key Scripture verses.