Seeking Transformation in Haiti—CBF field personnel dedicated to helping community discover its...
By Blake Tommey In the appalling aftermath of Haiti’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake of 2010, the rubble of ruined lives and infrastructure flooded news cycles around the world, releasing an unprecedente…
Tips on Proper Work Boots for Utility Field Personnel
Proper work boots is not a particularly exciting topic, but like all types of personal protective equipment (PPE), their importance cannot be understated.
How to Encourage Church Planters
One of Foursquare’s missional objectives is church and congregation multiplication. Southeast District Supervisor Bill Gross shares some practical advice on how we as church leaders can help pastors in the making prepare to plant new churches.
10 Ways To Encourage Church Volunteers Easter And Beyond
Developing discipleship with volunteers is critical to church growth. Take a step back and consider if a fresh approach to attracting volunteers is required.
May Field Report: Partnerships like these are what disciple building is all about
Another Philippine Life Coaching Session When our friends in the Philippines email us pictures like this, we can't help but feel overcome with gladness and gratefulness to God. A few years ago, some community organizers - disciple builders - in the Philippines were searching for a strategic, progressive, organized model for discipling their communities. When they happened upon the WDA website, they contacted us and a…
"How To Be An Encouraging Friend of Faith"
February 8, 2015 Eastmont Baptist Church Montgomery, AL eastmont.org/churchmember
Oak Knoll celebrates serving others through 20-year partnership with Bridges
For 20 years, a partnership between Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child and Bridges Outreach Inc. has enhanced the lives of countless members of the homeless populations in the tristate area.
Field of Dreams: What It Means to Plant the Church
Risks, regrets and revelations: Veteran church planters talk about starting a new church from scratch.
Russell Moore on What is Encouraging About the Future of the Church
FTC.co asks Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, "What encourages you about the future of the church?"
What I Have Learned Serving a Church Plant: Expectations
What I Have Learned Serving a Church Plant: Expectations May 31, 2016 |
Celebrate with us! 20 Years of partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi
In 1999, the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin began a partnership with friends in Malawi, Africa. We continue to walk with our brothers and sisters in Christ with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi through prayer and conversation. We have also followed a call to support food and water security programs, building and transportation projects, and literacy and continuing education programs. In turn, our partners in ministry…
Finding Organic Church: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Sustaining Authentic Christian...
Influential leader and author Frank Viola is calling the church back to its biblical and spiritual roots. It’s a call grounded in a profound truth: in all things spiritual, origin determines destiny. This is why so many religious congregations today are struggling to survive. It’s not because of bad planning, but poor planting. So how do we return to God’s original plan and purpose for his church?
A "killing fields" killer plants over 300 churches. How is this possible?
Recently I met a mangled, old-looking pastor in one of the small Asian Access training cohorts in Cambodia. Charya’s bones were crooked, he was missing an eye, he could barely walk. But before I get to his story in the next paragraph, I want to share some good news—the largest match challenge in Asian Access’ history is still not over. So your gift or pledge at this time can still be doubled! Now, back to Charya… Charya (not his real name for security…
What to Do When the Mission Field Fills Your Church
Some years ago, I served as a youth minister. As I came to learn, working with children and adolescents can be quite the education. Young people demand that we get to the point quickly, and that we make the message accessible and authentic. But what I m
How Well Is the Farm Credit System Serving Young, Beginning, and Small Farmers?
"One hundred years after Congress first created the Farm Credit System (FCS), a national network of financial institutions owned by farmers and their cooperatives and focused on providing credit to farmers, FCS remains an important source of capital for young, beginning, and small farmers across the country.
Serving up fair wages should be number one tip
The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
What Jeremiah Taught Me About Serving God
God’s call of Jeremiah to be a prophet (Jeremiah 1:4-10) to the nations is a treasure chest for understanding service to God Though Jeremiah had no special abilities or background, God called him to go to the nations with the message of God. His call teaches us about serving God. What are those special lessons about serving the Lord? First, whatever God commands, He provides.Like almost every other messenger of God, Jeremiah was an ordinary person who was called not for his ability…
How to plant your church without losing your spouse: Encourage her
Regardless of where you are in your church planting journey, chances are you know how essential your wife is to this process. You may...
How the Gospel Affects Our Work
Good morning! I suppose most of you know me, but for those that don’t, my name is Matt Heerema and I usually serve as one of the music leaders here at Stonebrook. I’m on staff here with the church help with that role as well as a few other things, and I also own a business here in Ames that provides graphic design and digital communications consulting. I have a couple employees there, and between these two roles I work A LOT of…
Four Ways Language Sustains Your Culture
By Steven Ackley Creating the culture that you want in your church or ministry is hard work. After you’ve done the hard work of coaching your team and moving the ball of culture down the field, one of the worst possible scenarios is that you don’t do the ongoing work of sustaining the culture you’ve …