The June issue of “Equipper” (articles and sermons linked below) continues our 2017 focus on renewal, noting how the kingdom of God sometimes is advanced by retreating and other counter-intuitive, even counter-cultural tactics.
From Greg: Retreating to charge forward
Greg Williams encourages pastors to advance renewal in their congregations by going on a spiritual retreat with their leaders.
Navigating through life: the 5 Gears
Rick Shallenberger shows how leaders can be more effective by achieving balance in life’s “5 gears,” including taking time to recharge.
Clarifying Our Theological Vision, part 3
Gary Deddo looks at how the Holy Spirit’s ministry shapes the Christian life and at the distinction between believers and non-believers.
Kid’s Korner: Discipling through storytelling
A helpful article in Children’s Ministry Magazine explains why and how storytelling is a highly effective way to disciple children.
RCL sermons for July
Here are five sermons synced with the Revised Common Lectionary. They cover the 4th through 8th Sundays following Pentecost.
–Sermon for July 2
–Sermon for July 9
–Sermon for July 16
–Sermon for July 23
–Sermon for July 30