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From The Resurgence. This has been a recent topic of discussion for a lot of churches. Who is the sermon directed to on Sunday. Seeker vs. believer — there is an ongoing debate as to the purpose of the sermon and whether or not it should focus on converting the lost or maturing the saved. The apparent conflict is resolved

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Saw this today at Evotional. Good thoughts on knowing yourself. John 1:14 says that Jesus was full of grace and truth. Grace means I’ll love you no matter what.Truth means I’ll be honest with you no matter. Jesus was the perfect combination of both. Unfotunately, most of us aren’t 🙂 So here is my question: are you more grace-oriented or

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This past Sunday was unique. We had a joint service with Oakland United Methodist Church which is directly across the street from the school where we meet. Our praise band led the music and Sam had a great message about worship being so much more than the music you sing. Their church is looking toward transitioning to a more blended/contemporary

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These are good. Geoff Surratt from Seacoast Church put together this list. I have visited Seacoast several times on vacation and have really enjoyed their church. You can really tell that God is moving there. Here are some good ideas to think about. Ten Myths of Ministry Being a Senior Pastor is the goal of ministryHaving been the “Senior Pastor”

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I just ordered 3 books that I can’t wait to get and read. Here’s the rundown The Way of the Wild Heart by John Eldridge. His books have been controversial theologically, but I liked Wild at Heart. I do like his emphasis on returning to Biblical masculinity, but I don’t like some of his views on church and church structure.

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From the Catalyst Blog. Nothing new here, but it did get me thinking yet again about this topic. I have to ask the question, does our contemporary youth ministry model make this problem worse. I can’t help but feel that we have taught teenagers for too long to worship youth group and not worship Christ. It is easy to create

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Our local newspaper had a short article about Cornerstone in today’s paper. I think the article does a decent job of showing how we want to reach out to our community. We want to avoid just trying to create services for the community. I think that just increases the consumerism of the people we are trying to reach. We have

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I read an interesting article over at Evotional. Mark Batterson is pastor of National Community Church in DC. He has some challenging thoughts from his new book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. Check out his comments below. Are you holding back chasing a lion in your life? At the end of your ministry, you won’t

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From Evotional You know you’re a redneck if… you have a set of salad bowls that say “cool whip” on the side! you make change in the offering plate fast food is hitting a deer at 65 mph you have a race car on your prayer list you stare at orange juice containers because they say “concentrate” your mailbox is

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Catalyst is going on this weekend. They had a guest appearance by Jeff Foxworthy, below is a blog wrap-up of the first day. Today was the conference’s first full day, and in addition to a solid lineup of speakers (Andy Stanley, Marcus Buckingham, George Barna, John Maxwell, and Gary Haugen), the hit of the day, at least for me since

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This past Sunday I had one of the greatest honors and privileges that a Dad could have. I baptized my two older children, Emma and Luke, at the first Cornerstone church service held on our new land. It was truly a special day for our family. I am one proud daddy! We had incredible weather. The sun was out, the

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