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10 Ways to Pray for the United States this Fourth of July

Rachel Ankers June 28, 2018

We are in the midst of the heat of summer, and the Fourth of July is around the corner. Certainly we look forward to celebrating with family and friends by cooking out and enjoying fireworks together, but as Christ-followers, the freedom we enjoy as citizens of the United States means even more. The freedom to… Continue Reading »

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Time Management for Church Leaders – Making Time for People

Rachel Ankers June 6, 2018

In this second part to our four-part series, we address one of the top priorities those in ministry must have: people.  Although it may seem obvious, often times we who are church leaders do not plan our time well enough to allow for the many needs that our church members will have both practically and… Continue Reading »

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Lovingly Leading the Lost: Elizabeth Baptist Uses Realm to Further Ministry

Rachel Ankers April 27, 2018

At 89 years old, Elizabeth Baptist Church embraces their community with five campuses in Georgia and more than 4000 weekly attendees. Located in Atlanta, Fairburn, Smyrna, Douglasville, and Coyers, the church is focused on lovingly leading lost individuals into a relationship with Jesus Christ and developing mature believers. Communications Director Robert Maxwell says, “When we… Continue Reading »

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Hearing the Call for Overseas Mission Work

Rachel Ankers April 24, 2018

As church leaders, we often have church members who come to us for counsel about moving overseas to work as missionaries, professionals, or humanitarians.  Their desires are generally good ones, and their motives are generally pure.  Many times they feel they’ve heard a call but aren’t sure if it really came from God. They want our endorsement… Continue Reading »

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He is Risen: 3 Impacts of Easter

Rachel Ankers March 29, 2018

Easter is here once again, and we as church leaders are inundated with egg hunts, special programming, boosted attendance, and hard-core community outreach.  It is, after all, the day on which we commemorate the reason for Christianity: Christ’s death and resurrection. It is probably the most important day on the Church calendar.  It’s a day… Continue Reading »

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Follow Jesus: Using Communication and Discipleship to Reach Generations

Rachel Ankers March 19, 2018

Entering into their 73rd year of ministry, Lakeview Baptist Church in Hartsville, South Carolina, knows what it means to be focused on the purpose God has for them. The church, overlooking Prestwood Lake, was founded by members of other local churches who wanted to make it easier for people on the outskirts of town to… Continue Reading »

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You Belong Here: Restoring Families in Greater Detroit

Rachel Ankers March 15, 2018

With 60 years of ministry and three generations of pastors under their belt, Family Christian Church in Ecorse, Michigan, has turned their attention to developing and restoring families and making sure everyone who walks through the doors of their church feels and understands the mission… “You belong here.” Lead pastor, Eric Cedo says ”The biggest… Continue Reading »

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Community Connections through ChMS

Rachel Ankers March 13, 2018

Since its founding in 1855, First Presbyterian Church of Waco in Waco, Texas, has been focused on being a presence in the community through outreach and community development. While they have a strong outward focus, the congregation has spent 163 years looking for meaningful ways to make connections with each other, too. That’s why they’ve… Continue Reading »

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4 Ways to Support Those in Times of Transition

Rachel Ankers March 8, 2018

Every one of us experiences times of change.  Few people like and embrace change.  In fact, most of us, including church leaders, tend to run from change.  We feel safe in the status quo.  We feel comfortable in the way things are.  Times of change can be unsettling for our church members.  They might be… Continue Reading »

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