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Embrace the Cape from Jesus | Sarah Jakes Roberts

Am I the only person who grew up watching Baywatch and wondered if I could heroically respond in a moment of crisis? I always assumed the answer to this pondering was no. Don’t get me wrong I can swim, but I’m not sure I’m proficient enough to keep...

3 Barriers that Prevent Churches From Being Multiethnic | Dr. Derwin L. Gray

Pastor, I have a question for you. Why is it that the church in America is so segregated? Recent metrics have shown that 13 percent of churches are considered multiethnic in our ever-growing multicolored country. Unfortunately, the insight of the...

How to Partner with Disciples of Christ in the Marketplace | Hannah Stolze

We all read the bible through the lens of our own context. What if we read the bible through the lens of marketplace ministry? This would not be a tent-making perspective or a worldview that reduces business practice to wealth generation. What if...

Rescue Eve | Sarah Jakes Roberts

The unspoken tension of ministry is that we’ve been called to lead while still needing to be led. We’ve been called to feed, but often we serve others when our souls are hungry. When Eve eats from the forbidden tree in Genesis there is no...

Is Church a Place for People Who Have Everything Together? | Philip Yancey

Jesus reserved some of his harshest words for the Pharisees, and that used to puzzle me. They were, after all, the most “spiritual” people of his time. They studied the Bible, and strove to keep every one of the 613 laws in the Old Testament. They...

How to Help Everyone Fall in Love with Revelation | Margaret Feinberg

Imagine Jesus standing before you with a golden envelope. It contains an invitation to know and experience him in ways like never before. If you tear open the contents, you’ll discover Christ anew in his breathtaking beauty, staggering strength,...

Good Friends for Your Teen | Jodie Berndt

When our son Robbie was six or seven years old, I tiptoed into his room late one night to give him a kiss. I was surprised to find him awake—and concerned when I realized that he was crying. “What is it?” I asked, feeling his forehead to see if he...

No Time to Waste | Tim Timberlake

We often find ourselves wondering where time has gone. “How is it already 5:00pm?” “How is my kid already in high school?” “When did my hair turn grey?” Among these questions—and the countless other ways we question the passage of time—emerges a...

How to Reach a Generation on the Road to Emmaus | Tyler Stanton

A Quiet Crisis in the Western Church It’s no secret that today’s church is shrinking. Sociologists are beginning to make predictions about a looming death awaiting the American church. The statistics are compelling, if not depressing. This decline...

What if the Ache is the Gift? | Stasi Eldredge

I have always wanted to read a novel or enjoy a movie where the heroine was a normal, average-looking woman with an ordinary life who was not a concert pianist, brain surgeon, underwear model, or superhero in her spare time. I want to read about a...

Everything You Actually Need to Know About Real Life | Nora Bradbury-Haehl

A few decades of ministry with teens and twentysomethings has taught me that faith communities have a lot to offer young people. We can provide stability, support, mentorship, leadership opportunities, and a gateway to belief. This work has also...

Do I Have a Volunteer? | Randy Frazee

Charles Blondin is arguably the greatest tightrope walker in history. In 1859, with large crowds looking on, he stretched out an 1,100-foot rope across the raging waters of Niagara Falls and walked across it from the American side to the Canadian...

Rising Above our Mental Health Struggles | Randy Frazee

I was thrilled when Thomas Nelson gave me the thumbs up to write His Mighty Strength . The book is built around Ephesians 1:19-20 which essentially tells us that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. The promise of the book? –...

Why Don't We Get What We Ask For in Prayer? | Father James Martin

One of the most important questions in the spiritual life is: What happens when we don’t get what we pray for? It is also one of the most neglected topics in books on prayer. And it is also a reason people are sometimes opposed to petitionary...

The Jesus Question: "Who Are You?" | Diana Butler Bass

It feels odd to write the words “Jesus question,” because Jesus has never been much of a question for me. Over the years, when quizzed why I am still a Christian, I have always responded, “Because of Jesus. I know it sounds corny, but I love...

Why did Jesus Die on a Cross? Rabbi Jason Sobel

Jesus’ death on the cross is central to the faith of all believers. But did you ever wonder why Jesus had to die on a cross? The cross is the universal symbol of Christianity. The customary answer given to explain why Jesus had to die on a cross is...

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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.