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Stepping Into the New Year

One can almost breath in the excitement and expectation of new prospects, new resolutions, new hopes, new opportunities, new possibilities. May I offer this one practical suggestion?

Faith Nurture
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I'll Be There...

I remember many years ago leaders in church saying that if anyone was discouraged or depressed, they must not be a true believer in God.  How wrong and presumptuous to think that the difficulties of life can’t and won’t weary anyone, including a hearty saint! 

Faith Nurture
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Music as Mission

On September 20, 2018, Mary Hoekstra and I left for a music ministry trip like no other. We had six 50-pound boxes of band instruments, three 50-pound suitcases containing personal effects and more instruments, and no idea what to expect once we arrived in Kenya.

Global Mission
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The Sounds of the Worship

Worship in multiple languages can unite, not divide, us when we appreciate the beauty of the expression of the sounds of our faith in one God.

Worship
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Christmas Isn't Over

Isn’t it strange that while society is so eager to begin celebrating Christmas, it is equally quick to drop it like a hot potato?

Worship
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Emojis and Christ-like Empathy

I typed too many words and hit send too fast. I was trying to soften the blow of news that felt so heavy it could crush someone. I was trying to fill a role that wasn’t mine to fill. 

Faith Nurture
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Connect the Dots

Connect the dots is magical—at least for someone like me, who barely managed a passing grade in high school art class! In my work this past year, I've been connecting the dots between churches and Barnabas Foundation.

Church Admin & FinancePastors
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1,000,000 or a Name

According to research from Fuller Youth Institute, American churches may lose 33,000,000 emerging adults by 2050. I'm convinced that we cannot look at the “numbers" and be satisfied until we get to know the “names.”

Youth Ministry

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