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Unexpected Harvest

Jesus told a parable to his disciples about a sower who scattered seed. Some of the seed fell on good soil and produced a great harvest. However, much of the seed fell on rocky, shallow, thorny, and bird infested soil. These areas did not produce anything. Unexpected Harvest addresses the question, “What if the soil could be changed?”...
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Home Builders: Joining God Where He is at Work

By talking with people in our church and community, we found that there were a number of younger, unchurched families looking for family-friendly activities. There was also interest in gaining parenting skills and improving marriages...
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Food Pantry: Meeting the Physical and Spiritual Need of Our Communities

We are a church in the middle of cornfields in northern Illinois. We originally thought to empty some dishes out of the church kitchen cabinets and have some staple foods on hand to help people. We quickly found out that the need was bigger than we thought...
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GriefShare: The Journey from Mourning to Joy

GriefShare is a 13-week video series that is packed with Biblical information to support grieving people as they walk their journey of grief...
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Engaging Your Community

It is vitally important for congregations to be looking for opportunities to engage their local community in physical and tangible ways as a means to opening the door to sharing the...
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The Gospel Comes With a House Key

Rosaria Butterfield candidly shares her story of how a Christian man and his wife reached out to her, a liberal lesbian, and built a friendship simply by inviting her to dinner and...
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Good First Impressions Matter

Having grown up in a family business, I learned from a young age that you only get one chance to make a first impression and good first impressions matter. A good example of that is...
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Share Your Faith Workshop

I was invited to participate in this one day seminar at Atonement Free Lutheran Church in Arlington, WA and was wonderfully impressed by the simplicity, clarity, and effectiveness of this training program and the "Hand" tool that...
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The Post-Quarantine Church

The COVID crisis has had many significant effects on our culture and world over the last two years, and that includes our churches. Many were forced to shut down, others chose...
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The Chosen Cards

In 2019, I had the opportunity to be an extra in an episode of The Chosen, a tv series about the life of Christ. Since my time on set, I noticed on Facebook, The Chosen Fan Club page, that Tim Farley and Jenni Koll developed...

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