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Assessment…Who Set the Table?

By Kent Johnson. So long as my desire was to discover the unique talents God has given me and to be open to discovering ways to use them to His glory, I couldn’t fail. The only way to fail the assessment process is to try to tell God where I am willing to serve and be closed to anything else. But most of all, it is reassuring to know that I have done everything humanly possible to find my place of service.

Church Planting as a Key Missions Strategy

By J. Philip Clark. We have had – in our brief existence – some success in planting congregations at points of need. While we will not depreciate our strategic planning, success is in some measure due to godly church members moving with the population shift, finding no satisfactory church in the new location, and calling for help to establish a church in their new neighborhood.

Under His Wings

By Dave Hilmers. Was the promise of salvation in which I took so much comfort really mine? Just before the countdown resumed, my faith was renewed by remembering that our salvation rests not upon our own righteousness but upon that of Christ and that His sav

Conservation or Pollution?

As we talk about success and failure, we need to remind ourselves of whose terms of reference we are using. It must be in God’s terms. It seems to me this is the area in which we have to be careful about “pop” Christianity and “success through godli

Ministers of Mercy: God’s Walking Wounded

By Fred Marsh. This is mercy. This is God’s calling to me. I am proud to be among the walking wounded – proud that God would see fit to rescue me from my arrogance enough to make me realize that, contrary to the popular saying, God helps those who cannot help themselves. The greater the need, the greater is God’s mercy made available to that individual.

Parenting by Grace – Part 3

By James M. Hatch, Jr. It is vital to have a proper concept of children. They are not dolls or playthings. Made in the very image of God, your children are priceless, but they have needs which can only be supplied by you. Child development – growing into maturity – is a magnificent process with ups and downs that parents may not always understand.