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The struggle between giving and surviving
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
As a financial educator and speaker, I am asked all sorts of questions: How do I start a budget? Why do I need to cut up my credit cards? Do you really think I earn enough to be debt free? There is one question I’m rarely asked in a public setting, but I know many in our churches think about: How do I resolve the struggle of giving properly or
Disciple-making vision spreading
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Chris McNairy is spreading his vision for making disciples in Mississippi and beyond. Through the outreach he has founded, Urban Fusion Network, McNairy is partnering with Baptist leaders in a state with the highest percentage of African-Americans of any state in the union, at nearly 40 percent. Among 2,000-plus Southern Baptist
9 reasons you should make the most of ‘big days’ for growth
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Easter is coming! And it will be one of the most well-attended Sundays for churches this year. Wise church leaders will take advantage of the opportunity to present the simple but profoundly hopeful message of Jesus’ resurrection to all of the extra guests who come. One of the secrets to Saddleback’s growth over the years is big days. There are
Pick your friends wisely
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Recently, friends supported me as I spoke to the male members of a local church at a prayer breakfast. I was reminded of how much I was impacted by Mark 2:5. The parable of the paralytic struck me in a way that has never left my consciousness. If you remember, Jesus gave us all a candid perspective on how we should select our friends. “When Jesus saw

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