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Reaffirmations: Building Church Unity and Rejecting Division

John Gilman July 1, 2016

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Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, church unity, or increasing participation in your church.

But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some of the most helpful and inspirational news and articles published on the web and give them to you here, in one centralized place as part of our “Reaffirmations Friday.”

Here are the top ministry blogs and articles this week detailing anything you may have missed.

6 Ways to Build Unity in Your Church

Lack of unity is one of the Enemy’s great schemes for destroying the church. If he can get us fighting against each other, we become neutralized and of little use to the world. Your church will not move forward without unity in direction (purpose), culture and spirit.… Written by Dan Reiland

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (A Church)

Motherhood is not always easy. It is true of human relationships and is true of planting a daughter church. Good things can bring stress and pain. In church planting the excitement of the new church often overshadows the cost to those remaining at the mother church.… Written by Ed Stetzer

10 Church Leadership Lessons From Matthew 10

Over twenty years ago, I read an article, the source of which I no longer have, on leadership lessons from Jesus taken from Matthew 10. I jotted down the main points and slipped it in my “leadership” file. They are still great principles for church leadership today.… Written by William Vanderbloemen

Three Disciplines Often Missing from Preaching Today

Perhaps the title of this post should be “Three disciplines often missing from my preaching.” I can certainly grow in these areas. However, I don’t believe I’m alone. Through my interactions with other pastors, I have found there are many of us missing three disciplines in preaching.…Written by Sam Rainer

Rick Warren: 3 Ways to Harness God’s Power in Your Life

There are three ways to get God’s power in your life and live by His will, including praying, obeying Him, and perseverance, the evangelical leader continues. Warren explains that there is no way to get God’s power in your life without prayer, as prayer and power go hand in hand…. Written by Katherine Weber

The Sin of Division

The New Testament talks about a lot of sins, but I would venture to say that the sin Jesus and the apostles addressed the most might have been division… Literally, a “heretic” is a person who divides from others and forms a sect around his or her opinions.… Written by Wes McAdams

Did you see an article this week that you think should have made this list? Let us know!

 

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