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How to Encourage Your Church to Have Conversations About Jesus | Neil Tomba

I went to a retirement party recently where a man said, “Hey Pastor Neil. I’ve got good news and bad news. Sorry, but I haven’t finished reading your book yet. I’m about 80 percent done. But the good news is I’ve been inspired already to have seven...

Understanding Heaven While Living on Earth | Levi Lusko

Pastor Chuck Swindoll, a very well respected minister, once said that 1 Thessalonians is the perfect place for every new believer to begin. When I heard that, I thought, “That’s interesting.” I’ve always told people they should start with John. And...

How Did I Get Here? by Christine Caine

It’s a question we all ask at one time or another, isn’t it? Sometimes life and ministry happen faster than we can manage, and no matter how proficient we are in our leadership, it is impossible to control everything happening to us, around us,...

Creatures of Habit: Breaking the Habits Holding You Back from God's Best by Steve Poe

For years as a pastor, I’ve watched Christians frustrated because they felt stuck spiritually. They attend church on a regular basis, they pray, they even read their Bibles, but they never seem to get out of these old patterns in their life. I...

I don't believe in balance by Jennie Allen

How will I do it all? How do I balance life and family and work? I don’t believe in balance. I don’t believe in balance because I cannot find it anywhere in Scripture. Achieving perfect balance is impossible. It’s a losing game. Instead, what I see...

Why Pray the Scriptures? Jodie Berndt

If you’ve been around the Bible for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that you can read a passage and learn something one day and then—a day, or a week, or even years later—you can read it again and discover something entirely different....

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World: Certain Hope In Uncertain Times | David Jeremiah

In June 2020—smack in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic—the tiny nation of Fiji in the South Pacific made a tempting proposition to a very small number of people around the globe. Frank Bainimarama, Fiji’s prime minister, announced he was looking...

7 Things About the Bible I Wish All Christians Knew | Michael F. Bird

As an Anglican priest and seminary professor I regularly get questions about the Bible thrown at me. Some are weird conspiracy theories like, “Didn’t Constantine invent the Bible?” Other times it is misunderstandings about the Bible from...

Is there an enemy at your table? | Louie Giglio

Who is at your table? Is it possible that you’ve invited fear, worry, destruction or anxiety? Ready to fill the seats at your table with peace, calm, purpose and mission? You can find freedom from the war inside your mind—if you allow Jesus, the...

The Adventure of the Book of Psalms | Sandra Richter

The Book of Psalms is perhaps the most beloved book in our Christian Bibles. This anthology of prayers and praises is so familiar to us that quotations have found their way onto refrigerator magnets and cross stitch patterns, dedicatory plaques and...

The Starting Line Is Not Where You Think It Is | Jess Connolly

I got my first “F” in fifth grade, in English. I loved to read and write but hated to do homework. I barely made it through high school, but somehow miraculously got into college, where I pursued an English degree. Do you know how much you have to...

Shining God’s Light on the Darkness of Depression | by Chris Hodges

Some headlines grab your attention, but this one cut right through me: Pastor’s Suicide Leaves Many Heartbroken . While we had never met, I knew this pastor’s name and was aware of the friends and acquaintances we had in common. I’m sad whenever I...

In the Company of Christ | Pastor Jeff Manion

Throughout the centuries people have reckoned with two questions: Who is Jesus and what does it mean to follow him? The focus of Mark’s gospel is setting up those questions and answering them. What we find is that he is our servant king who wants...

Helping Your People Connect with God in a Unique and Transforming Way | Gary Thomas

Everyone of your parishioners needs to exercise. Everyone of your parishioners needs to eat. But not everyone will exercise in the same way. Some will take walks, some will run marathons, some will play basketball, others may prefer to bike. When...

How to Guard Against Spiritual Identity Theft | Stasi Eldredge

I’m going to make a confession. Every now and again I like to shop. Not buy. Shop. Look around. Get ideas. Become inspired. One of my favorite places to do this is Target. I like to go. My husband John, however, does not—not even a little bit. So,...

Dear Women's Ministry Leader | Anne Graham Lotz

For the last few months, I have parked myself in John 17, the prayer the disciples overheard Jesus praying the night He was betrayed. The truly stunning element to this prayer is that facing the horror of His arrest, trials, crucifixion, and death,...

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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.