Tag Archives: discipleship

Encouraging Words for Ministry

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I have used 99 piece puzzles in many different training events.  The key to these puzzles after one determines a “puzzle working style” is how to use the picture on the puzzle box. This picture becomes the guide for actually putting the puzzle together. The picture for equipping the church is found in Ephesians 4 […]

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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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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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Simple Discipleship

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Since moving to Natchez, I’ve been reintroduced to several ‘simple’ things that I hold a special appreciation for—seeing my kids enjoying time with their grandparents, sprawling live oaks and crepe myrtles, Community Coffee, Blue Runner beans, WWL on the radio, and the Saints being the regional NFL game (instead of the Titans). I’ve also been […]

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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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