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Avoid just making church palatable Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Thursday, October 09, 2014
To merely communicate a gospel or a congregation that focuses on being palatable is likely to set the standard too low. Outsiders can easily spot a congregation that is either church-light or Christian-light. Entertainment alone has a way of being spiritually unsatisfying. The exercise of faith is meaningful, and it should never be cast otherwise, even to attract outsiders.
Praying the Jesus way Print E-mail
Missouri Voices
By Doyle Sager   
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Over time, praying the Jesus way roots out our tiny, timid and unworthy goals and gradually aligns us with God’s heart and God’s purposes.
Clean it out before throwing it out Print E-mail
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By Ken Satterfield   
Monday, September 29, 2014
A home stager in California moves homes quicker and for a higher price by depersonalizing online photos to hide sellers’ identities. This approach is also critical when disposing of electronic and office equipment.
Ministry to neighbors in need Print E-mail
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Benevolence ministries have been an expression of churches since the first century when congregations assisted other churches, some of them far away on the early mission field. Early Christians looked out for each other with care. Jesus advocated for the needy indiscriminatingly.

For churches interested in meeting human needs around them and beyond, here are three guidelines.

Churches need social justice committees Print E-mail
Missouri Voices
By Rudy Pulido   
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A church social justice committee can keep members informed and educated on issues confronting the community and can work with social justice committees of other congregations to have a powerful impact.
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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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