5 Ways to Minister to an Unbelieving Parent

Don sat, closed his eyes and breathed the fresh air. Although the worn-out bench was hard and uncomfortable, it was his soul that felt splintered and tattered. He had spent the morning in a Bulgarian orphanage, laughing, playing and singing with...

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The Timothy Initiative

Nepal: From an American Pastor’s Eyes

From July 20-30, 2016, pastor Scott Wilson traveled with 10 other Converge MidAmerica pastors to Nepal with ...

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Bethany Baptist Church, Moline, Illinois

140 years: Started by Immigrants, Still Reaching Immigrants

As a refugee and immigrant crisis leaves the world saddened, angry and confused, to residents of Moline, Illinois, immigrants and refugees are familiar. In 1851 Gustaf Palmquist...

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What if Someone Walks Away from Restoration?

With leaders across the country being removed or stepping down from their positions, the restoration process begins. But what if it doesn’t work?

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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. 

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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."

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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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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.

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