July 2016

Ivan Veldhuizen

Aim Young

In my last week as pastor of Edinbrook Church (now over four years ago), I reflected on my journey as their pastor over a period of 16 years. I’m sharing few significant truths I learned while I was pastored there. 

This...

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Grace River Church, O'Fallon, Missouri

Three Steps to Prepare for Fall Outreach

Legendary football coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant said, "Have a plan. Follow the plan, and you'll be surprised how successful you can be. Most people don't have a plan. That's why it's easy to beat most folks."

In a ...

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Converge Church Planting

Top 10 Reasons Why Churches Get Stuck

1. Insider Focus

The most common reason churches get stuck is they focus on their insiders. And it’s rooted in this fundamental question: “What is the church for?” I write about this topic a lot, so I won’t regurgitate it...

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New Hope Community Church

Confessions of a Pastor's Wife

Every now and then I have women ask me if I still blog. It's at those moments when I wish I could say, "Yep, sure do," but am left admitting that while my book reviews are still regular, my personal reflections have been few. In fact, I just...

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Drs Robin Holland and Bruce Hopler

Talking Points for the White Pastor

“But pastor, I’m not a racist. I have never used the “N” word and certainly have never owned slaves. I’m not sure there is a problem, since the civil rights movement has long passed, but if there is one, its certainly not my problem! After all,...

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News

Call to Prayer for Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota Shootings

It was only a few days ago we came together to celebrate another year of freedom for our country. Yet in the past few days several atrocities have broken our hearts, inflamed our emotions and divided our nation. Public outrage over the...

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