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Small Groups: Pruning for New Growth

Meredith Mahon Morris February 27, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to tour a botanical garden. I enjoyed the beauty of the blooming flowers but also learned so much about the different trees and bushes along the way. As we passed a young pine tree our guide explained that this tree in particular had been through a pruning process called candling…. Continue Reading »

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First Church Sterling Heights Focuses on Building Stronger Community

Meredith Mahon Morris February 23, 2017

We are excited for our ministry partners, First Church Sterling Heights, and how they are reaching their goals of building community. Sterling Heights is a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. First Church was founded in 1962 by Carl and Mary Hill, retired seniors who had a burdened heart to minister to children.  As fate would have… Continue Reading »

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7 Steps to Launching A Successful Ministry

John Gilman February 21, 2017

Don’t fly a plane before it’s built. Don’t move into a house that’s under construction and don’t launch a ministry before it’s ready. I’ve seen many people with a love for God and a heart for people launch ministries with enthusiasm that haven’t lasted. I’ve seen small groups fail, youth outreaches come and go, churches… Continue Reading »

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A Different Kind of February: Be the Gift

Meredith Mahon Morris February 16, 2017

February, the month of love. The shortest month of the year gets mixed reviews from most. Some love all of the romance and the opportunity to express affection, while many simply view February 14th as a holiday made up by Hallmark to give us another reason to buy greeting cards and chocolate hearts. Whether or… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Worthington Christian Church

Meredith Mahon Morris February 15, 2017

Worthington Christian Church, located outside of Columbus, OH, is on a mission to fulfill the Great Commission: to make disciples, so that they can then go out into the world to make disciples, as Christ commanded. Since their beginnings over 40 years ago, the church has been dedicated to fulfilling their vision: “To make and… Continue Reading »

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Pointing to God’s Love this Valentine’s Day

John Gilman February 14, 2017

February is traditionally known as the month of love.  Valentine’s Day certainly gives us an opportunity to show those special people in our lives how much we love and care about them.  This day seems very important to people based on a few key spending statistics.  Here are some raw numbers: •    $13.2 billion –… Continue Reading »

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Church: The Good, the Bad, and the Cheesy

John Gilman February 2, 2017

Valentine’s Day is a secular celebration that has little to do with the 3rd century saint it’s named after, but you can leverage the natural rhythm of culture for your congregation or community. A simple Google search brings up tons of “churchey” Valentine’s ideas. Here are some for your church. Some are innovative … and… Continue Reading »

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