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Converge Responds to Charlottesville Violence

I grew up in Virginia. Specifically, I grew up in the western part, the Shenandoah Valley, where I lived the first 24 years of my life. The area is stunningly picturesque, particularly in October, when the leaves turn to an orchestra of color. I...

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NewsCelebrating 165 years—and the best is yet to come

Celebrating 165 years—and the best is yet to come

In 1844, a group of women from the Baptist churches in New York City petitioned their leaders to start a ministry to reach sailors who visited the New York ports. They established First Baptist Mariners Church and chartered a ship called Zion and...

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got you covered

Over the past 20 years I have pastored other pastors, taking the role of providing “covering” for them personally. It’s a little different from accountability. Although there is a component of accountability, in the covering relationship the...

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Stuck! Hit an invisible ceiling?

Stuck! Hit an invisible ceiling?

Churches and pastors across the nation find themselves hitting what appears to be an invisible lid. To put it simply: they’re stuck. Statistics show that over 80 percent of U.S. churches are stuck or in decline.

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Youth group rebel who planted a church

Youth group rebel who planted a church

Ryan Rice grew up in a Christian home in Little Rock, Arkansas. He knew the Word, and went to church but at the age of 13 was having sex and into the mantra “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.” He completely turned his back on his upbringing. Ryan...

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praying for missionaries

How to Pray for our Missionaries

One of the most powerful ways you can assist missionaries is to pray. As believers pray, the Holy Spirit comforts and encourages, while providing vision and direction for the journey ahead. Even though most people realize the importance of...

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A Note of Thankfulness from John Piper

I write this note of thankfulness and celebration to mark the day when the very first Converge pension check was deposited in our bank account — February 2, 2017. I am 71, my wife Noel is 69, and this monthly check will...

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Converge Missions

Who Likes Change?

Who likes change? With it, there is always uncertainty, adjustments, a learning curve and hassles. We would usually choose to live without change. Regardless of our wishes, however, change is an inevitable part of...

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church guest services

How Friendly is Your Church?

Research shows that if you have a wonderful experience, whether it’s at a church, restaurant or retail store, you’ll tell seven people. If it’s terrible you’ll tell over 50.

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