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Getting Started with a Local Church Social Media Strategy – Transparency Report #1

How or where does a local church start when she decides to create and implement a social media strategy? It is not my intention with this and subsequent transparency reports to argue for or against the necessity of even having a social network strategy. I will not ask in this case, “What would Jesus do?” Church Should Be Social I am going with a properly implemented social media and social network strategy is an effective…

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To Tithe or Give Generously

Where is the Line of Giving Ridiculously in Independent Christian Churches

Where is the line of giving ridiculously? Too many local churches have it all wrong. You know the system in many (not all) churches is definitely a one way system, the people are giving to the church, but then that money is not used for the community, the poor, widows, or orphans- it’s used for bigger buildings, higher salaries, and other causes that do not help those who are giving. Why does God ask the…

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What Does Hermeneutics Mean

God Did Not Send Restoration Movement Pastors and Preachers to Baptize

Did God send Independent Christian Church preachers and pastors to baptize? A friend of mine doesn’t believe water baptism is involved in our salvation and he used Paul’s comment, “Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel …” (1 Corinthians 1:17) to prove his point. Apostle Paul Wasn’t Sent to Baptize If Paul wasn’t sent to baptize, baptism (my friend said) can’t be all that important. But that argument has never…

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Christian, Are You a Mr. Coffee in a World of Italian Espresso Machines?

In Exodus Chapter 3, God calls a bush to be a bush.  He does not call the bush to be anything special, all God needed was the bush to be what he needed:  a bush.  As a result, God burned within that bush and shown in glory!  But the bush was a bush. Sometimes we get demoralized by weird things. Sometimes we look at the other churches, the world, and the media and we just…

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Big Obstacles to Young People in Local Church

5 Biggest Obstacles to Young People Being Part of the Local Church

What are some obstacles to young people being part of a youth ministry at the local church? Big Question – Lots of Responses Some questions elicit more responses than others. This question was one. I asked nearly 20,000 RM pastors/Preachers and other Youth Pastors.   “Which of these reasons do you think are obstacles to young people being part of the church?” Take the survey => <45 sec Biggest Obstacles to Young People in the Church…

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  • 2 Corinthians 13:14 September 21, 2019
    “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
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