Category Archives: Ministry Ideas

Ministry Ideas: How to Train a Church to Both Serve and Evangelize

I get emails — We’ve begun teaching the servant example of Jesus and looking at examples of the many successful groups in Asia Minor in the 1st century, particularly how they were able to enter a godless community and yet … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: The Blitz Build

Story about a program headed by my congregation that ran in the local paper and in the Christian Chronicle. Notice especially the picture of the kid with last name “Guin” — that’s my youngest. [M]ore than 100 volunteers plan to … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Adoption, Continued

Article in today’s Tuscaloosa News about my congregation’s adoption ministry. Here’s an earlier post explaining the concept from another angle. Any congregation interested in initiating such a ministry should contact Duane Dixon, our campus minister, at the University Church of … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Haiti and the Culture of Poverty

As we ponder the horrific results of the earthquake in Haiti, we can’t help but realize the greatest problem suffered by Haiti is poverty, not natural disaster. But for their severe, intransigent poverty, the damage done by the earthquake would … Continue reading

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The Bahamas

Is anyone aware of a church plant or mission effort within the Churches of Christ or independent Christian Churches in the Freeport, Bahamas vicinity? Or one that’s being planned? I would very much like to get in touch with any … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 4 (The Prosperity Gospel)

It’s become quite the fashion to dismiss the so-called “prosperity gospel.” And I agree, if by “prosperity gospel” we mean the notion that by virtue of being a Christian God will reign wealth down on us. I don’t believe that. … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 3 (Salvation)

John Mark Hicks is in the process of posting an excellent series of articles called a “Comprehensive” Perspective on Salvation — Introduction Quadrant 1 Quadrant 2 Quadrant 3 Quadrant 4 The importance of these posts is that they demonstrate that … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 2

A second article on Floresta from Christianity Today.

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 1

A recent article from Christianity Today.

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Ministry Ideas: Vision 2000

I was pondering where all these ministries came from? Well, they come from the Holy Spirit and the hearts of devout people. But why did they come now and not some other time? Some of these ministries have actually been … Continue reading

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