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Finding Community in 2017

Meredith Mahon Morris January 19, 2017

It isn’t hard to find an article or study that proves the benefits found in living in community with others. Healthy friendships have been found to have a positive impact on a person’s physical health, mental clarity, positive decision making, emotional health, self-esteem and even lengthened lifespan! So why do so many of us find… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story – Hardin Baptist Church, Hardin, KY

Meredith Mahon Morris January 16, 2017

Since its birth in 1893, Hardin Baptist Church, in the small farming town of Hardin, KY, has been on a mission: to glorify God by growing disciples who make disciples. And they’re not just interested in making disciples within the church. The leaders of Hardin fill her people with the truth of the gospel and… Continue Reading »

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Looking Ahead: What Do You Want December 2017 to Look Like?

Meredith Mahon Morris December 28, 2016

December is a time for reflecting on the past 11 months and taking an account. When you look back at your calendar for 2016 what do you find? Can you measure what you have accomplished and which of your goals you met? Are you satisfied with your progress in certain areas of your life or… Continue Reading »

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Looking Back: Counting your Wins and Losses for 2016

Meredith Mahon Morris December 27, 2016

As 2016 winds down, it is natural to look back over the year and evaluate both the good and the bad, both personally and professionally. Most of us started 2016 with goals and  intentions, things we wanted to accomplish and achieve. As we look back and consider the past year it is healthy to count… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: Lutheran Church of the Ascension

Meredith Mahon Morris November 30, 2016

Since its birth in 1959, Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Northfield, IL has been creating faithful servants of God. The church’s vision is to be a vibrant, progressive church that welcomes all who want to work in Jesus’ name. Its members are united in that vision, and they live out that calling by serving… Continue Reading »

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Leading the Way by Giving Back

Meredith Mahon Morris November 10, 2016

In the current exhausting political climate, most of us are hungry for some sort of encouragement and a reminder of why we love where we live. We need communities that are unified and working together. We need our coming together to be stronger than the arguments that threaten to tear us apart. We long to… Continue Reading »

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Connecting through Common Interests: Debunking Small Group Fears

Meredith Mahon Morris October 21, 2016

Over the past 20 years, many churches have transitioned their discipleship approach from Sunday School to small groups. Many people imagine a small group as a very awkward attempt at forced spiritual intimacy among a group of relative strangers. Discipleship directors have experienced skepticism and even received direct opposition to this change. The struggles have… Continue Reading »

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Holding up your Pastor’s Arms through Prayer

Meredith Mahon Morris October 4, 2016

As we enter October and celebrate all things pumpkin spice, this is also the month set aside to celebrate our pastors. During Pastor Appreciation Month, we look for ways to celebrate and honor our pastors. While they certainly appreciate tangible gifts, I decided to ask the many friends I know who serve in ministry what… Continue Reading »

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Fostering the Right Kind of Communication

Meredith Mahon Morris September 29, 2016

Reaching church members with the right message at the right time is tough, quite frankly. As our society becomes increasingly mobile, churches have a great opportunity to reach people where they are. But as technology continues to advance, new challenges can, often times, rear their ugly little heads. How can pastors and small group leaders… Continue Reading »

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