Tag Archives: Bible study

Make Some Changes

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If I could do it all over again, I would make some changes in the way I would serve and do ministry in the local church. Everyone in church leadership or on church staff could easily identify with this idea. Thom Rainer, the president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has some keen insights into changing our […]

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The Essentials of Character

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I’m fascinated by the concept and practice of leadership—more specifically, biblical spiritual leadership. One of the richest studies of Scripture I’ve undertaken involved reading Old Testament and New Testament passages, gleaning from them applications for spiritual leadership. If you’re a seasoned leader or aspire to leadership, allow me to suggest this mode of reading. Jesus […]

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Belonging Precedes Believing

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Sunday School seminar facilitated by Bruce Raley, LifeWay’s Director of Leadership and Evangelism. During this seminar, where we were learning about keys to “Leading a Transformational Sunday School,” Bruce shared these enlightening realities from LifeWay Research: Only 16% of persons whose primary point of contact with the […]

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Equipping for Readiness

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In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul writes that God has given us church leaders “to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the […]

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Bible Study as a Priority

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When a person or an organization begins to work through a daily schedule or a project, the items that are first attempted are the ones that have a high priority.  That is to say, most organizations take this approach.  The church seems to ignore this process and accept the attitude of “well, it is very […]

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