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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Leave Your Church

As someone who left my church but later returned, I suggest asking yourself these 7 questions before deciding to leave your church.

5 Reasons I Came Back to the Church

I came back to the church because God forgives and people prayed for me. I learned to forgive myself and others.

5 Reasons I Left the Church

Are you concerned over the number of young adults who no longer attend church? Here are 5 Reasons I left the church.

Let Justice Roll

Christians are justified by a God of justice and commanded to be people of justice, but often we fail to embrace our identity and calling.

Hey God. Hey John.

Me: Hey God. God: Hello. Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together? God: I would rather not. Me: Why? God: Because you aren’t a puzzle. Me: What about all of the pieces of my life that are falling down onto the ground? God: Let them stay there for a while. They fell […]

Is God still in control

Is God Still in Control?

I am not sure what God considers the last days, but to me, it sure seems that we are approaching those days rather quickly. As I read 2 Timothy 3:1-5, it appears that the Apostle Paul is describing our time: But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men […]

Serving in Hope

My childhood memories of many sermons in church were from men who seemed angry about a lot of things. They preached long and hard about world conditions and the imminent battle of Armageddon. I greatly feared the nations of Gog and Magog! Late at night, I thought I could hear those evil armies crashing over […]

No Words Needed

I can’t go in there, I thought as I turned away. The ramshackle outhouse I stood in front of teetered on the edge of a ravine, with just a scrap of cloth serving as the door. Village children, stray dogs, and small pigs observed me with interest as I edged away. My husband and I […]

mission of the church

What is the Mission of the Church?

Does the church have a mission to fulfill in this increasingly chaotic time? Can and should we make a difference in the world today? Yes, yes, and yes! Then what is the mission of the church? 4 purposes that make up the mission of the church: to worship God (John 4:23-24; Rom. 14:11; Rev. 7:10-12) […]

A God- Shaped Goal

At twenty-five years old, Phil Vischer had a simple goal. He wanted to blend the love of his faith with his love of filmmaking. Each profitable VeggieTales video meant he could afford to delight children with a new Bible-inspired story. Then his goal got bigger. Captivated by the concept of adopting a goal so big, […]