Tagged: evangelism

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Use Easter Events to Make Eternal Connections

Would the people who worship in your church report that they experience a very real and personal connection with their Lord there? A recent study by George Barna shows that while about 66% would say yes, about a third would say no. What’s more, among those who attend church regularly, fewer than half say this…

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How Our Church ‘Left the Building’

If you’d like to see a swarm of church members serving the community on a Sunday morning, read about our experience with “The Church has Left the Building” (scroll down to this blog). Here’s what our first foray taught us: Pastors and key leaders must all be supportive, since Sunday morning is the prime time to…

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The Church Has Left the Building!

Imagine your sanctuary or worship space as it looks when people are gathered on a typical Sunday. Now picture all those people leaving the building. But this time they’re not going home or out for brunch. Instead, they’re heading out to serve in the community. That’s the idea behind “The Church has Left the Building.”…

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To the Olympics and Beyond!

“His will, His way.” This is Patty Salvatore’s motto for life. She’s learning to follow God’s will and remain confident in his direction. It hasn’t always been easy, but looking back, she sees that every time she thought God was denying her an experience, things turned out better than she could’ve imagined. Here’s her story….

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Visitors? New Members? — Here’s help as you meet your “seven second challenge”

Seven seconds. That’s how long you have to make a first impression—at least according to some experts. It’s true when you apply for a job. It’s true when you meet the new neighbors. And it’s true when a newcomer visits your church. Meeting the “Seven-Second Challenge” involves much more than the condition of your parking…

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Is Your Ministry a Starbuck’s?

Editor’s note: This blog first appeared on this site in September of 2009. We thought the ideas were worth repeating. As you think about rebooting the ministries in your church next month, how will you intentionally care for the individuals whom you serve in Jesus’ name? CTA offers a number of tools to help you…

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Touching Eternity–One Heart at a Time (a free devotion for this week’s meetings)

Editor’s note: This devotion is intended to encourage church staff, the staff of Christian schools, and volunteers in any kind of Christian organization. In connection with the devotion, consider distributing any of the value-priced products CTA makes available as a tangible reminder of these people’s important ministries and of your thankfulness for their service. Introduction…

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Sharing the Salvation Story—A free devotion for children

Getting Started This devotion suggests that you read several Bible passages. Find and mark these passages ahead of time: Romans 3:23; James 2:10; Romans 5:8; 1 John 2:12; 1 Corinthians 12:3; John 14:27; Psalm 1:3; 2 Peter 3:18; Matthew 5:14, 16; 1 John 4:16. Introduction Do you know what it means to share the salvation…

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St. Patrick–Slave, Christian, Missionary

Legends of leprechauns. Shamrocks on newspaper ads. Corned beef with cabbage. “Kiss me, I’m Irish” buttons. These trivialities more or less define St. Patrick’s Day in the United States today. But what do we really know about St. Patrick? The answer may amaze and inspire you! Born in 387, Patrick was raised in Romanized Great…

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