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Find a grant-making partner in ministry Print E-mail
Missouri Voices
By Nick Davis, Missouri Baptist Foundation   
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Your church has started a ministry that meets needs and creates opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The ministry’s future is bright and is positioned to grow. The challenge standing in the way is how to fund its future.
 
Don't be distracted this Easter Print E-mail
Word & Way
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Easter reminds us that one of the most effective ways to influence others for Christ is simply to tell the story of redemption and what the Son of God means to us, what he has done for us and especially the relationship with Christ that awaits anyone willing to trust him.
 
Be creative when making history Print E-mail
Other Opinions
By Ken Satterfield, Word&Way   
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
During the Civil War, the church I attend was occupied by Union soldiers who used the pews for firewood, and the building as a horse stable. Later, the church burned. While different, every church has a history. It can be seen in its architecture, wall portraits, and even in its minutes and bylaws. At some point, the congregation will need to share that history in an anniversary, a church directory or a community celebration. Share that history in ways that are both significant and fun.
 
The unholy legacy of Fred Phelps Print E-mail
Editorials
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Monday, March 24, 2014
The news that Fred Phelps, the 84-year-old founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., has died drew predictable reactions from just about everyone, from anger, to glee to relief. Phelps and the congregation, which includes most of his many children and their children, have become best known for protests arising out of their disgust of homosexual behavior and their hatred for every gay.
 
Those difficult conversations Print E-mail
Missouri Voices
By Doyle Sager   
Monday, March 24, 2014
We have all had, or need to have, difficult conversations. An email that offended or troubled us, a blow-up at a family dinner, a situation at work that is unbearable, a church feud that is spilling out into the community or friction within a house between spouses or siblings — the examples are endless.
 
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October is Pastor Appreciation Month and Appreciation Day on October 12. Many children aren't sure what a pastor does. Perhaps it is a good time for children -- of all ages -- to spend more time getting to know and appreciate your pastor. (Video by Park West Church in Knoxville, Tenn.)

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