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Starting Small

By Susan Zitzman. Soon the leaders’ persistence paid off. At the third meeting five children attended. The next week there were six, the next week seven and the next week nine….In fact, because the club started out small, the leaders had a greater chance to grow in their faith and trust in God than they might have had if the club had achieved instant popularity.

Believing in and Practicing Mutual Trust

By Donald MacNair. The work of guardianship cannot ultimately be accomplished by our codifying every conceivable point and innuendo of an issue and then using that code to be the total measurement of the candidate on an issue where there is apparent difference. Judgment must eventually be made which exercises trust in one another through the Holy Spirit’s ministry.

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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