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How do you disciple a new Christian who cannot read or write?

A few years ago had the privilege of baptizing a new believer.  I quickly came to realize this was not going to be the typical discipleship scenario (as if there is one).  He is an elderly man who cannot see well

Posted in Discipleship

How can your church care for widows and singles as Thanksgiving approaches?

The best way to care for those in our church who may be alone on Thanksgiving is to invite them to your family gathering, or find others in your church who would be willing to take them in.  This takes

Posted in Caring for Widows, Discipleship, Home and Family

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 Oversight of Souls, Discipleship

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 Oversight of Souls, Discipleship
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