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2 Crucial Ways to Protect the Gospel

Perhaps our most important stewardship of all is the stewardship of the gospel. As Jesus Left this earth, he gave his disciples and his church this instruction: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the...

On Contextualizing the Gospel: A Lesson from the World of Demolition

To illustrate what is needed for effective gospel contextualization, let’s turn to the world of demolition. Say you are building a highway and want to remove a giant boulder. First, you drill a small shaft down into the center of the rock. Then you...

Do Bad Choices Thwart God’s Work? (A Mini-Sermon on Joseph’s Story)

At the end of his life, Joseph could plainly see the providence of God guiding him even using the wicked intentions of other people ( Gen 50:19 – 20 ). Not even the evil actions of his brothers, Potiphar’s wife, or even the neglect of the chief...

How to Effectively Mentor Women

It is true that we become like what we see. Growing up, my gaze was constantly fixed on my mother, Sallie. She was a humble woman who led—a woman of influence. Throughout her life, this woman mentored me and taught me about the importance of...

4 Crucial Shifts for Raising Young Disciples

In his book The American Church in Crisis , David Olson reveals that 77 percent of Americans do not have a consistent, life-giving connection with a local church. He further states that of the 23 percent who are considered “regular participants” in...

The Struggle Is Real—Helping Those With Addictions

He didn’t call to makes small talk, but we’d been high-centered on small-talk topics for twenty minutes— weather, sports, politics...

The DNA of a Disciple-Making Pastor

The DNA of discipleship is implanted by the Holy Spirit and developed by reading Scripture . It is further nurtured by the influence of those who teach us. Jesus said it well, “The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained...

The Noticer – Sometimes, All A Person Needs Is A Little Perspective

This summer, we at ChurchSource are encouraging pastors and church leaders nationwide to adopt Andy Andrews’ book The Noticer as a summer read for their congregations. Instead of taking the summer off from small groups and Bible studies, why not...

Is Scripture Enough for Biblical Counseling?

In counseling, when people share their most serious and secret problems, counselors need to have something to say. We need guidance about how to respond to such information. Trenyan is a great example. I sat in my office listening to her that day...

The Surprisingly Widespread Need for Gospel Renewal

Gospel renewal is a life-changing recovery of the gospel. Personal gospel renewal means the gospel doctrines of sin and grace are actually experienced, not just known intellectually. This personal renewal includes an awareness and conviction of...

Gain More Fruit from Your Old Testament Study with This Tool

The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users explains the “so what” aspect for the analytical grammatical terms encountered in the three leading Bible software programs: Accordance Bible Software, BibleWorks, and Logos Bible Software....

A Beautiful—but Practical—Approach to Reviving Our Prayer Lives

Our growing concerns over nominal Christians will not be mitigated by the next trend or new approach, but in the discipleship and equipping of the saints in our midst. They, in turn, will go out into the world to disciple and equip new saints. This...

Preaching Must Have the Proper Priority

As he neared the end of his life, the veteran pastor Paul addressed this exhortation to his young prote ́ge ́ Timothy: I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing...

Why Grace-Based Families Are So Important

Like it or not, there’s a cause/effect connection between the relational health of the families showing up for church on Sunday and your church’s capacity to have substantive Kingdom impact. That’s why churches can’t be accidental when it comes to...

The Leader’s Greatest Commandment

Leadership is hard. It’s a difficult calling and responsibility. If I finish my life and haven’t left a mark or made an impact that was significant to another person’s life, I won’t be content with that. It’s my “holy discontent,” the term Pastor...

The Number One Problem in Marriage (And How a Pastor Can Fix It)

Of the thousands of spouses who have written to us and our marriage ministry, the common thread that runs through almost all of them is that, in one way or another, it could be concluded that the number one problem in marriage is communication . ....

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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.