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The 4 iFactor Signals Your Body is Sending You

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Knowing is half the battle. The signals are there…it’s just a matter of knowing, and then recognizing them. When your iFactor is high…there are distinct signals being sent to your body.   But would you recognize them? You will after you watch this second video in the 2-part iFactor series! https://vimeo.com/156982131 In my previous video,…
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How to Preach Deeper Into the Hearts of Your Hearers

How to Preach Deeper Into the Hearts of Your Hearers | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
I just had a fascinating conversation with my brother-in-law, Andy, about discipleship. Andy farms and knows all about tractors (especially a certain green brand).
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Why Preach the Gospel Weekly? | Pastors Today

Gospel preaching isn't tacking the good news onto the end of a sermon. It's recognizing that Christ is the center of every Bible passage, and then crafting a sermon to help people see Him there.
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Christ centered services and preaching is the Gospel.  The centality of Christ allows Him to be lifted up which is work of the Spirit.  "When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me."  And then, comes the application that draws men and women and children unto Christ in order to learn how to live.  "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.  But, when he the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth"  Jn 15:26  & Jn 16:12 

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Internet Safety: Online Teen Statistics [Infographic] - ChurchMag

Internet Safety: Online Teen Statistics [Infographic] - ChurchMag | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
These online teen statistics paint a gruesome picture of what Internet life has done to teenagers who spend time online.
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Most Teens and Adults Want Religious Leaders to Do More to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most adults (52%) and teens (57%) think religious leaders and...
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How Long Does a Pastor Preach?

How Long Does a Pastor Preach? | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
Preaching is central to the worship services in most churches. Indeed most services are built around the message. The sermon is critical to the life and health of a church. So I was curious. With t...
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What is the Emergent Church? What Do They Believe?

What is the Emergent Church? What Do They Believe? | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
In this article Pastor Jack Wellman explains what the emergent church is.
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Should Unbelieving Musicians Lead Worship?

Should Unbelieving Musicians Lead Worship? | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
It’s Wednesday morning, and I’m sitting at a conference table in the middle of a mega-church cafe.
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Twelve Ways to Encourage Church Staff Members

Twelve Ways to Encourage Church Staff Members | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
For more than thirty years, I have been a full-time minister. Most of that time, I have been a senior pastor, a seminary professor, or an interim pastor. For a brief time, I served as a ministry st...
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Top 11 Signs You May Not Be A Good Leader ~ Ministry Best Practices

Top 11 Signs You May Not Be A Good Leader ~ Ministry Best Practices | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it

The reason I attribute these signs to not being a ”Good Leader” is because a leader has to at least reach the mantle of being a “Good Leader” before they can be a ”Great Leader” Here are 11 Signs They Are Not A Good Leader… Remember ”They”could be you! 

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Tim Keller on Preaching to Himself

Tim Keller on Preaching to Himself | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
Tim Keller, at about 7 minutes in to the 2nd Q&A session with Bryan Chapell (from these discussions), is basically asked, How do you ["preach the gospel to yourself every day"]? I worked hard to do justice to how Keller...
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12 Steps to Strong Sermon Illustrations

12 Steps to Strong Sermon Illustrations | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
There are three kinds of preachers when it comes to sermon illustrations. There are those who were born with the innate ability to snatch the most engaging stories out of thin air - often while pre...
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9 Lessons from Amusement Parks for Church Leaders

9 Lessons from Amusement Parks for Church Leaders | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
"If people are standing in line to give you money ... you must be doing something right." - My Dad Every year 300,000,000 Americans [ref] will visit amusement parks ... that's a staggering number o...
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Only 1/3 of Preaching is the Words You Say - Pro Preacher

Only 1/3 of Preaching is the Words You Say - Pro Preacher | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
Preaching is more than just the words you say. Only 1/3 of preaching is the words. There are other elements that make or break a good sermon.
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4 Questions to Check Your Church Culture

4 Questions to Check Your Church Culture | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
It's possible to talk about grace and still be a legalist. It's possible to talk about Jesus and still be self-centered. It's possible to talk about guests and still be unwelcoming. So check the cu...
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5 Reasons Your Church Should Offer Name Tags Every Sunday

When you arrive at our church on Sunday's you are greeted by some fantastic members of our team who offer you a name tag. You can opt out of this experience ... but our hope is that the majority of...
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56% of American adults are now smartphone owners | Pew Internet & American Life Project

56% of American adults are now smartphone owners | Pew Internet & American Life Project | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
56% of American adults are now smartphone owners | Pew Internet & American Life Project
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The Shifting Global Church [Infographic] - ChurchMag

The Shifting Global Church [Infographic] - ChurchMag | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
There has been a huge shift in the global Church. What are we going to do about it?
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8 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Seminary

8 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Seminary | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
Your future flock deserves better than a pastor who did as little as possible to graduate from seminary.
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YouVersion Bible App Shoots for 100 Million Installs by 5-Year Anniversary

YouVersion Bible App Shoots for 100 Million Installs by 5-Year Anniversary | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
YouVersion is asking the millions of people who already use its leading free Bible app to help it achieve 100 million downloads by July 10 to not only mark its five-year anniversary as a major player in the app market for smartphone and tablet...
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The Hyper-Connected Teenager ~ Ministry Best Practices

The Hyper-Connected Teenager ~ Ministry Best Practices | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it

It is self-evident that you and I are living in a hyper-connected culture - we seem to be always "on". And what is true of many adults is even more true of our teenagers-they are constantly connected. For those of you involved in youth ministry, that fact can either be a good thing, or it can be a disaster.

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Seven Things Pastors Would Like Church Members to Know about Their Children

Seven Things Pastors Would Like Church Members to Know about Their Children | Ministry Best Practices & Christian Faith | Scoop.it
I was serving a church in St. Petersburg, Florida, when it hit me hard. One of my young children had playfully fallen on the floor in the foyer after a worship service. A deacon in the church came ...
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