Guest Posts

Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying Churches

This guest post by Dr. Kelton Hinton, Associational Missionary of the Johnston Baptist Association of North Carolina, is a review of a book on church revitalization. The principles shared here are worthy of passing on.  -Gary Westra, TAP Inc. Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying Churches (2016) By Kelton F. Hinton This is a brief overview of

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The hidden sources of church conflict

Pastor, can you pinpoint the hidden sources of conflict in your congregation? If not, how will you manage them? Thankfully, you’re not left to your own devices on this one! The Bible lays it out pretty clearly. I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that

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What’s a pastor do when God leads into a dark tunnel?

What do you do when serving God leads you into a long, dark tunnel? You keep walking – and talking – even when something in your head screams “Run the other way!” Most of us didn’t sign on for hazardous duty when we sensed the call. We’d heard of others walking through ministry minefields, but we figured

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