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  • July 2019
  • "We Believe" Workbook

    The first half of our We Believe discipleship resource is now available in a workbook form ...

  • Sermon for August 25, 2019

    Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10 • Psalm 71:1-6 • Hebrews 12:18-29 • Luke 13:10-17 This week’s t ...

  • Sermon for August 18, 2019

    Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7 • Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 • Hebrews 11:29-12:2 • Luke 12:49-56 This wee ...

  • Sermon for August 11, 2019

    Readings: Genesis 15:1-6 • Psalm 33:12-22 • Hebrew 11:1-3 • Luke 12:32-40 This week’s the ...

  • Sermon for August 4, 2019

    Readings: Hosea 11:1-11 • Psalm 107:1-9, 43 • Colossians 3:1-11 • Luke 12:13-21 This week ...

  • Sunday Celebration First Impressions

    First impressions can bridge someone into the life of a faith community; it can also becom ...

  • People Come, People Go; Some Stay

    How do we assimilate people into our healthy congregations? By Randy Bloom, US East Reg ...

  • Thinking About Skipping Church?

    By Randy Bloom. US East Regional Director Have you ever woken up on a Sunday morning an ...

  • Church = Hope

    What is the first word that pops into your mind when you think of church? Fellowship? Potl ...

  • June 2019
  • Are You Willing to Change “That?”

    By Bill Hall, National Director, Canada I have been blessed to meet many people who hav ...

  • May 2019
  • Local Congregation Branding

    Part of being a healthy church is consistent communication. To support our local congregat ...

  • Sermon for July 28, 2019

    Readings: Genesis 18:20-21 • Psalm 138:1-8 • Colossians 2:6-10 • Luke 11:1-13 This week’s ...

  • Sermon for July 21, 2019

    Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a • Psalm 15:1-5 • Colossians 1:15-28 • Luke 10:38-42 This week’ ...

  • Sermon for July 14, 2019

    Readings: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 • Psalm 25:1-10 • Colossians 1:1-14 • Luke 10:25-37 This we ...

  • Loving Your Community

    Loving community begins with seeing the neighborhood through the eyes of Jesus. By pastor ...

  • Sermon for July 7, 2019

    Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14 • Psalm 30:1-12 • Galatians 6:1-6, 7-16 • Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Th ...

  • Community Involvement

    God has uniquely gifted you and your congregation for community involvement. By pastor ...

  • Seeing Through God’s Eyes

    Several years ago, I had two individuals in one of my congregations who monopolized my tim ...

  • Love Venue: Event Checklist

    Summer is a great time to plan an outreach event for your community and share the love of ...

  • Sermon for June 30, 2019

    Readings: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 • 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 • Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 • Psalm 16:1 ...

  • Sermon for June 23, 2019

    Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-15 • Psalm 42:1-11 and 43:1-5 • Galatians 3:23-29 • Luke 8:26-39 T ...

  • Sermon for June 16, 2019

    Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 • Psalm 8:1-9 • Romans 5:1-5 • John 16:12-15 This week is ...

  • Sermon for June 9, 2019

    Readings: Acts 2:1-21 • Psalm 104:24-34, 35b • Romans 8:14-17 • John 14:8-17, 25-27 This ...

  • Sermon for June 2, 2019

    Readings: Luke 24:44–53 • Psalm 47:1-9 or 93:1-5 • Acts 1:1-11 • Ephesians 1:15–23 This w ...

  • Your Congregation's Resume

    Identifying your congregation's gifts and talents This article was written by Randy Bloom ...

  • God’s Love in Action

    Engaging your community This article was written by Pastor Sam Butler. Healthy churches ...

  • Love Is a Verb

    A deeper look at Jesus’ New Command Most of us can recite John 13:35, “By this everyone w ...

  • April 2019
  • Sermon for May 26, 2019

    Readings: Acts 16:9-15 • Psalm 67:1-7 • Revelation 21:10, 10:22-22:5 • John 5:1-9 This we ...

  • Magdala and Capernaum

    The location for the Sermon on the Mount---the Beatitudes---is between the ancient cities ...

  • Kid's Korner

      This issue of Kid's Korner is written by Jeffrey Broadnax, GCI Generatio ...

  • The Beatitudes

    This article is written by GCI pastor Mark Mounts. My wife, Debra, and I recently had t ...

  • Sermon for May 19, 2019

    Readings: Acts 11:1-18 • Psalm 148:1-14 • Revelation 21:1-6 • John 13:31-35 This week’s t ...

  • Sermon for May 12, 2019

    Readings: Acts 9:36-43 • Psalm 23:1-6 • Revelation 7:9-17 • John 10:22-30 This week’s the ...

  • Sermon for May 5, 2019

    Readings: Acts 9:1-6, 7-20 • Psalm 30:1-12 • Revelation 5:11-14 • John 21:1-19 This week’ ...

  • Missional or Missionary

    Churches often use the terms mission, commission, missional and missionary. While the word ...

  • Behind the Missio Dei

    When people talk about the church’s mission, they refer to what is called the Great Commis ...

  • March 2019
  • Heart to Heart Bible Tours

    This Kids Korner article is from GenMin National Coordinator Jeffrey Broadnax. I re ...

  • Sermon for April 28, 2019

    Readings: Psalm 118:14-29 • Acts 5:27-32 • John 20:19-31 • Revelation 1:4-8 This week’s t ...

  • Sermon for April 21, 2019

    Readings: Acts 10:34-43 • Psalm 118:1-2; 14-24 • 1 Cor. 15:19-26 • John 20:1-18 This week ...

  • Sermon for April 19, 2019 - Good Friday (This can also be u ...

    Readings: Isaiah 52:12-53:12 • Psalm 22:1-31 • Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9 • John 18-19 This wee ...

  • Sermon for April 18, 2019 – Maundy (Holy) Thursday – Lord’s ...

    Readings: Exodus 12:1-14 • Psalm 116:1-2. 12-19 • 1 Cor. 11:23-26 • John 13:1-17, 31- ...

  • Sermon for April 14, 2019

    Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9 • Psalm 31:9-16 • Philippians 2:5-11 • Luke 22:14-23:56 This week ...

  • Sermon for April 7, 2019

    Readings: Isaiah 43:16-21 • Psalm 126:1-6 • Phil. 3:4b-14 • John 12:1-8 This week’s theme ...

  • Engaging Leaders

    This article is written by Jeff Broadnax, Director of Generations Ministry and Assistant R ...

  • Bringing Others in the Know

    Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you u ...

  • Finding Leaders

    Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders, One of the greatest joys in ministry is developing o ...

  • Developing Leaders

    The power of equipping and empowering others Jesus didn’t just send instructions to a gro ...

  • February 2019
  • Sermon for March 31, 2019

    Readings: Joshua 5:9-12 • Psalm 32:1-11 • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 • Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 This ...

  • Sermon for March 24, 2019

    Readings: Isaiah 55:1-9 • Psalm 63:1-8 • 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 • Luke 13:1-9 This week’s ...

  • Sermon for March 17, 2019

    Readings: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 • Psalm 27:1-14 • Philippians 3:17-4:1 • Luke 13:31-35 T ...

  • Sermon for March 10, 2019

    Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 • Psalm 91:1-2, 9-15 • Romans 10:8b-13 • Luke 4:1-13 This w ...

  • Sermon for March 3, 2019

    Readings: Exodus 34:29-35 • Psalm 99:1-9 • 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 • Luke 9:28-43 The them ...

  • A New Look at Lent

    Lending With the Promise of Repayment Written by George Hart, retired GCI pastor My fi ...

  • Being Called Up

    The Value of Life-on-Life Mentoring Written by Anthony Mullins, National Coordinator for ...

  • REAL Teams

    This article is written by Randy Bloom, US Regional Director In the early years of my m ...

  • Leadership FATE

    This article is written by Tim Sitterley, GCI Regional Director “Team-based pastor-led ...

  • Leading Leaders

    The Call to Engage, Equip, Empower and Encourage By Heber Ticas, GCI pastor and Superinte ...

  • Pastoral Self Preservation

    Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders, I'm pretty adept at self-preservation---building wal ...

  • January 2019
  • Prayer Guide: January 2019

    Join us this new year in celebrating how God is working in and among our fellowships. To d ...

  • Congregational Brochure and Postcard

    Brochures and postcards are effective ways for congregations to make their presence known ...

  • Sermon for February 24, 2019

    Readings: Gen. 45:3-11, 15; Ps. 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Cor. 15:15, 35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38. ...

  • Healthy Church Begins with Healthy Leadership

    Dear Pastors and Ministry Leaders: What is it like to be on the other side of you? ...

  • Your Greatest Gift

    This Kids Korner article is from GenMin National Coordinator Jeffrey Broadnax. Start c ...

  • Sermon for February 17, 2019

    Readings: Jer. 17:5-10; Ps. 1:1-6; 1 Cor. 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26. The theme this week is ...

  • Sermon for February 10, 2019

    Readings: Isa. 6:1-8; Ps. 138:1-8; 1 Cor. 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11. The theme this week is Pr ...

  • Sermon for February 3, 2019

    Readings: Jer. 1:4-10; Ps. 71:1-6; 1 Cor. 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30. The theme this week is J ...

  • Three Venues of Ministry

    Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor. 1 ...

  • Healthy Leadership is Team-Based, Pastor-Led

    Is the leadership in your church pastor-led, team-based; or team-based, pastor-led? Though ...