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Dealing with Toxic People | Gary Thomas

After I had been hitting my head against a wall dealing with a toxic individual, asking myself “Why?” and “How do I fix this/handle this/deal with this?” a wise friend, Dr. Steve Wilke, dispensed some life-changing advice. He urged me not to deal...

Awaken the Call God Has on Your Life | Banning Liebscher

We are all called to be change-makers in the world, and yet many of us don’t know how to answer the call. Jesus Culture founder and pastor Banning Liebscher draws from the biblical story of Jonathan, who, after a treacherous three-mile hike, boldly...

Engage Your Calling for God | Banning Liebscher

Many believers are not living deeply into the truth of who they are called to be and what they are called to do in the kingdom of God, at least not deeply enough that they begin to experience and bear the fruit of the abundant life, the best life,...

Move Forward with Confidence | Dr. David Jeremiah

The Bible reveals that God left no detail to chance when He decided to create human beings. The precision and perfection of our body’s systems are without equal: our circulatory, digestive, immune, and muscular systems are all designed to sustain...

What’s the Point of Church? | Megan Fate Marshman

During my freshman year of high school, I was quickly losing interest in church. Instead of digging into Bible study, I stopped reading my Bible for myself and responding to the deeper questions from my small group leader. Everything about my...

How Jesus Cares for You | Max Lucado

The aged apostle sighed as picked up his quill and stared at the piece of parchment in front of him. Slowly, his hand wrote out the words, “the elder.” It was his typical way of addressing himself at this time in his life. How much time had passed?...

Living at the Edge of Our Margin

The world is nuts. It’s gone off the rails and it’s trying to take our hearts and souls with it. Everyone I know, all my friends are so busy these days. I texted my friends and my family an announcement the other day that I had completed this book....

What bothers us bothers Jesus

Have you ever wondered why Jesus lived on this earth as long as he did? Luke states that he “was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.” His ministry lasted only about three years. So why spend the other thirty years on earth? Why not...

Next-Level Small Group Leaders Do This

Many potential leaders make the mistake of thinking that their success as a leader rests upon how well they perform certain tasks, like teaching a killer Bible study or answering vexing questions posed by group members. They believe bestselling...

Finding Freedom in Marriage and Church

Paul has a famous passage about marriage in his letter to the Ephesians. Some people love it. Others think it should be torn out of the Bible. It’s provocative and dangerous and, well, one of a kind. He begins by writing, “Submit to one another out...

Are You Going to Hate Heaven?

It was always a lawyer like me that tried to set up Jesus. Remember he came up and said tell me the big commandment and Jesus said, to love God with your heart and your soul and your mind and to love your neighbor like yourself. I learned a lot...

These 4 Emotions Should Ding Your Conscience

We’ve all seen guardrails on the shoulder of the highway. They exist to block our cars from straying into dangerous terrain. Most days, we don’t even notice them. But if you hit a slippery patch of road or have to drive a treacherous mountain pass,...

Does Truth Even Matter to this New Generation?

My father and I recently updated his classic book, Evidence that Demands a Verdict . A handful of people have asked me why we even bothered. After all, don’t we live in a “post-truth” world dominated by feelings? It certainly is true that this...

Experience God through His Names

SERVANT, SERVANT OF GOD, MAN OF SORROWS E BED P AIS TOU T HEOU I SH M AKOBOTH He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53:3 NKJV The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. Matthew 20:28 NIV...

4 Steps to Meet as a Bible Study Group Virtually

It is easy to feel disconnected, lonely, and unmoored in this new reality of social distancing and shelter-in-place due to the novel coronavirus. Churches and small groups are not able to meet in person, but it’s still true that the best way to...

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.