great commission

Church and Evangelism

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere are five main areas in the Great Commission that Christ gave the church: evangelism, teaching, worship, fellowship, and…

What does it mean to be an evangelical Christian?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe often hear fellow believers referred to as evangelicals. What does it mean to be an evangelical Christian?    

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Why Be a Leader in the Church?

Reading Time: 8 minutesWhen you answer the call to be a leader in your church denomination, you will find your place among…

Power, authority, influence, and leadership

Power, Authority, Influence, and Leadership (PAIL)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Thoughts on Power, Authority, Influence, and Leadership (PAIL) from Chip Hinds. Dear Readers, Peace, joy, love, and hope in Jesus Christ…

Stay Focused

Stay Focused – Don’t Lose Sight of the Goal

Reading Time: 13 minutesStay Focused – Don’t Lose Sight of the Goal (Borrowed with permission from the Southwest District Superintendent’s

Living Witnesses

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn 2016 I shut my classroom door for the final time, choosing to leave a dream job and face…

Patience, First and Last

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you ever noticed that in his famous list of love’s qualities in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, the apostle Paul…

Like the Master

Reading Time: 6 minutesA mother teaches her toddler to share her toys with her brother, who is one year younger. A father…

boat on the ocean

First Word – Immanuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes“And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen

Signs of the Kingdom

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Bible Advocate has evolved over more than one hundred fifty years with several changes in name, ranging from…