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How To Get Insanely Good At Posting On Your ChurchSocial Media

Repetition rarely leads to a high level of performance and engagement in any key skill. Posting on your social media repetitively and routinely is reccomended but will not grow your following. To become more productive, you have to first become more competent. How do you improve your competence on social media posting? Determine A Social Media Platform To Master Rather than focusing on all the available platforms (just because everyone else is doing it), pick…

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Pondering the Word of God

What Does the Word of God Mean in Ministry in the Restoration Movement

Sometimes I know the answer. Sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I just have a lot of questions. Wrestling with the Word of God I’m doing a bit of research for an ongoing project. I am wrestling with the meaning of the phrase, “the Word of God,” especially as it relates to the ministry of the Word within our Restoration Movement churches. I would like to throw out a few questions to see if any of you…

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How to handle online criticism and personal attacks

How To Handle Online Criticism Of Your Church And Ministry From Strangers

For every problem, there is a solution. But in the world of cyber anonymity, there is usually a problem for every solution.  Any help, advice, opinion (however wise and sensible), will be met with criticism and negativity at some point. As a pastor or leader of a church ministry, how do you handle this criticism from people who have never met you in person (and probably will never have the opportunity)? Do Not Ignore Criticism…

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Sermons Require Application

Do All Sermons Need to Have an Application to Be Biblical?

Does a sermon have to have an application to rightfully be called a sermon? A pastor of a church in Portland, OR attempts to establish that every sermon ought to have application. He concludes that “a sermon unapplied is no sermon at all, but merely a Bible lecture.” Are We Listening to the Same Sermon? My first reaction is that he and I have a much different experience listening to sermons. I can’t remember ever…

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The world at your fingertips

Is The Content On Your Church Social Media Educational And Inspiring?

What is the purpose of social media for your church? It should be to share posts and videos that inspire, inform, and educate people. Publishing content that is aimed at selling –  “Come to our church service,” or, “Join a fellowship group,” or, “Give to the special offering this week…” are all great occasional asks. Save them for special occasions. The daily content on your church blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts should be focused on…

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  • Joel 2:23 September 20, 2020
    “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”
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