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Building Relationships That Last a Lifetime

Jennifer Byrd February 10, 2016

I love the book of Acts. It’s second only to Romans as my favorite book of the Bible. Why? It’s all about relationships and community. In the second chapter of Acts, Paul details the need for community to the early Church. Acts 2:42-47 says “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship,… Continue Reading »

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Make a Lasting Impression with Your Welcome Team

Jennifer Byrd February 8, 2016

Another football season is behind us, leaving fans in agony and non-fans relieved that life can return to normal. Even though the season’s over, it wouldn’t be responsible to let a season go by without extrapolating a good football analogy and apply it to ministry. Here goes. Most football fans gravitate toward the marquee positions:… Continue Reading »

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Leading an Effective Bible Study

Jennifer Byrd February 4, 2016

The Bible is unlike any book ever written.  It is not just the words or opinions of men.   It is God speaking to mankind directly through his followers, which gives it ultimate authority in our lives. Without the Bible, we have little chance to grow spiritually.  We need the Bible probably more than we even… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story – Plymouth Church, Brooklyn Heights, NY

Jennifer Byrd August 13, 2015

Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. has a rich history rooted in helping others not only find freedom in Christ, but freedom from oppression. The church was founded in 1847 and called Henry Ward Beecher as their first pastor. Beecher was known for his opposition to slavery and soon the church had ties to the… Continue Reading »

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Sunday School vs. Small Groups (Part I)

Jennifer Byrd December 1, 2014

Most churches offer an opportunity to meet together for Bible study in a group.  There is no doubt the traditional model going back many years is Sunday School, which typically takes place before the main worship service.   The small groups model is a relatively new phenomenon that usually meets in group member’s homes.  Some churches… Continue Reading »

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