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How does a pastor encourage military veterans in his congregation during July 4th weekend?

For those living in America, you know July 4 is coming, which is the day we celebrate our Independence as a nation.  For my international readers, this is a day that is often used to honor those who have served our country

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

What are some practical tips when considering a fast?

Fasting, when combined with the practice of prayer, is a powerful tool God uses to increase our desire for him and to focus our prayers for greater effectiveness.  A basic definition of fasting is… “the withholding of food for a

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

What is a unique and needed ministry in the local church for stay-at-home moms?

One of the most helpful assets to a pastor in the local church in regard to caring for elderly widows is a stay-at-home mom. Here are five practical ways a pastor can train young moms in his church to take their children

Posted in Caring for Widows, Discipleship

What are the 5 areas of a local church that need to be addressed in church revitalization?

I am observing a common trend in the effort to revitalize older, established local churches.  I have seen it in my own revitalization efforts with my church for the last 11 years.  I have heard about it as I meet

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls
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