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A New, Simple Idea for Family Outreach at Easter

Calista Doty | Feb 15, 2024

The Good Book Company is now offering a special evangelistic tool for churches and children’s ministries—Story Trails! These are an engaging way to get people in your area outside, active and reading all at once. More than that, Story Trails by The Good Book Company are a great way to share the Gospel with unchurched community members. ... continue reading

Are Our Worship Songs Too Happy?

Clint Watkins | Jan 18, 2024

It’s unfortunately common to hear that church is one of the hardest places to be in the midst of hardship. Maybe you have limped into church, weighed down by things like sadness, fear, or disappointment. Yet the place you hoped to find healing and refuge left you feeling hurt and alone. As the body of Christ joined together in praise, you felt dislocated in your pain.... continue reading

The Church Is A Body And You Need It (And It Needs You)

Barnabas Piper | Oct 26, 2023

We commonly see the word “body” being used to mean a corporate gathering, a collective of people coming together for a cause or purpose, such as a “voting body.” But when we call the church the “body of Christ” we mean much more than this.... continue reading

YOU Are the Church

Catherine Durant | Oct 24, 2023

When it comes to knowing what gift or service we can bring to our churches, we might feel stumped. But the blend of skills, interests, traits and experiences that make up who you are is utterly unique. And just being you, bringing your whole self and offering what you can is enough. In fact, the Bible says it’s more than enough—it’s vital.... continue reading

A Simple Plan For Celebrating Christmas 2023 as a Church

Bethany McIlrath | Oct 10, 2023

We realise that Christmas can be an extremely busy time of year for church leadership and staff. To try to make things simpler for you, we've put together a plan that might help you coordinate your church's celebration of Christmas.... continue reading

Are You Like the Unfaithful Servant?

Steve Robinson | Oct 5, 2023

There is such a thing as unfaithful service. What does that look like? We’re given an example in the parable of the talents in Luke 19:11-27.... continue reading

New for Your Church This Christmas

Bethany Davies | Oct 3, 2023

Wherever you are, however your church does Christmas, we’ve got a whole host of resources to help your ministry this year. And if you're organised and order your resources before Nov 1, we’ll give you a free gift!... continue reading

How Can I Love a Difficult Church Member?

Ligon Duncan | Jul 27, 2023

When it comes to a local church, Paul encourages us to strive to be a family that is shaped by the gospel. In 1 Thessalonians 12-15, he is telling us what that looks like.... continue reading

You're More Qualified to Serve Than You May Think

Steve Robinson | Jul 6, 2023

My instinct is to think that in order to serve God and his people well, I need to bring something to the table. The world will tell us that what we need to do is just to realise how brilliant we really are (or maybe you’re already there—you do think you bring a lot to God’s table). But the Bible says that the answer to feeling too weak or unable to serve is not to try to feel strong...... continue reading

How the Church Is a Hospital

Jen Oshman | May 11, 2023

It has been said, “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” I think the quote originates from a Dear Abby syndicated column. It’s a striking word picture as it calls to mind images of people who are unwell but want to get better—people who acknowledge their sickness, are humbled by it, and have placed themselves in the hands of others who might help them.... continue reading

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