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4 Minute Devotions: One Church

I have ministered to churches in Scotland and the United States. What would happen if they all became one congregation?   2 Corinthians 7:4       I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly … Continue reading

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Only in America: Church Holds $500 Gas Card Raffle

SNELLVILLE, Ga. – Praise the Lord and pass the petrol.   The First Baptist Church in Snellville, Ga., is fuelling its membership drive with a sign in front of its sprawling campus proclaiming “Free Gasoline.”   There’s a catch, of … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Melted Hearts

There’s a new report from the Pew Research Council that is showing a decline in the numbers of people who are Protestant Christians. Protestantism, which has shaped American identity for generations, may soon become a minority faith. In the 1980s, … Continue reading

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Church Growth ideas: The Coffee Club

Years ago, when I ministered in Maybole, Scotland, I set up a weekly Bible study at the church and called it “The Coffee Club.” It started with about ten people and we gathered in the church hall. We sang some … Continue reading

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Church Growth Ideas: What God wants, He gets

Using Hebrews 13:20,21 as a key text in developing a mission statement for a church. How to depend upon God for equipping the church with everything good to accomplish His will. Podcast version here Hebrews 13:20,21       May the God of … Continue reading

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