By Ken Sande The recent hit movie, The Blind Side, provides a surprisingly vivid illustration of how a well-trained shepherd can serve as a “left offensive tackle” to guard a church and its families from crippling conflict… As everyone in the congregation develops skills and confidence in resolving differences in a biblical manner, the church and its families are far less likely to be blindsided by conflict.
Each learning style is asking a different question, and unless you as the teacher or preacher understand how to answer that question, you may not reach this learner. (These same learning styles characteristics are true of those sitting in the pews listening to sermons as well. So pastors, listen up.) The Imaginative learner is asking why – why do I need to know this? Convince him or her that what you have to say is important and you will have a willing listener.
From the earliest days of the PCA, women cared for and supported our new denomination through the annual Women in the Church Love Gift Offering. To date, $2,759,829have been given as God has used women in the church to love and support the ministries of the PCA. Click here to read more…
Hugh Whelchel, Executive Director of the Reformed Theological Seminary campus in Washington D.C. This article is recommended by Gary Yagel as itlays the biblical foundation for work and explains why our current view of work has gotten off-track.
By Dwight Linton. Unity – based on sinful human beings’ desire to control their own destiny – was the goal of the builders of the tower of Babel in Genesis. Yet God saw that it would only result in manipulative uniformity, so He brought about the breakdown of communication by frustrating the project and causing the monolithic cultural group to split up and go their separate ways. This resulted in the development of the different cultural groups. Read more…
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This three-year discipleship curriculum for teen girls teaches foundational principles of biblical womanhood-and so much more. It’s distinguishing characteristic is an emphasis on seeing all of Scripture and all of life from a gospel perspective.
It is not too late to promote the 2009 Love Gift! Donations for the 2009 Love Gift recipient, the Administration Committee will be collected until May 2010. To order a DVD/video and bulletin inserts for your church (free of charge), contact the CEP Bookstore at 1.800.283.1357 or www.pcaac.org/lovegift. Read this article to find out more about the WIC Love Gift.
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Tara Klena Barthel writes about seeing things through the eyes of a speaker and helping churches to be more zealous to plan and serve invited speakers well!