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Rural Matters

Rural Matters

The surprising results of the recent presidential election have been largely attributed to a key strategic move by Donald Trump’s campaign. They found a way to engage and give a voice to "forgotten men, women and children" across the United...

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Converge Foundation

Will you leave an eternal impact?

Early in my tenure, we were at the brink of financial ruin. Through dramatic changes in our spending, and God’s provision through estate gifts, we gradually moved away from that brink and steadily progressed into the strong financial position we...

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Genesis Church, Antioch, California

God's Love in Action

We were hugged. Every two steps I took, I met a person in a green shirt, they gave an introduction, welcomed me to Genesis Church and gave me a big hug. I’ve been to a lot of churches, but none like Genesis. A greeter took my husband, myself and...

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Hope Community Church, Shawano, WI

Pastor Celebrates Life of Four-Star General at Arlington National Cemetery

There was a rumor that an Army general was attending pastor John Anderson’s church in Shawano, Wisconsin. John wasn’t familiar with the military, so he thought it was cool but didn’t...

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church strengthening

What Does God do With Jerks?

“My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found” (Luke 15:31-32).

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Converge Missions

Leadership: The Great Balancing Act

These thoughts were written when I was a pastor. As I reflect on them now, I realize that they...

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Diaspora

Try Local to Go Global

Transform 2017 hosted a missions pastors track. It was a helpful time of sharing and peer learning focused on the local church...

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generosity

7 Ways to Build Generous Givers

How do we build generosity? It starts with an evaluation of your present situation. First, you need to calculate your unit giving. Take your total giving on a Sunday and divide it by the number of adults. The average-per-person giving for an...

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Converge Church Planting

Game Changer for the Rural Church

Loudonville, Ohio, is a quaint village of roughly 2300 people. It has two dollar stores, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, two family-run diners, a grocery store and 17 churches in about three square miles. The village is known for its Mohican...

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church strengthening

7 Ways to Become a Resilient Pastor

Does the never-ending list of pastors who have either flamed out, dropped out or copped out depress you? Does it scare you? Or both? If they can’t go the distance, how can we? 

Is it possible we need to be more intentional about...

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