Cultivating generosity

This month's Equipper (see the five articles linked below) focuses on our calling to follow the Spirit in cultivating generosity in our personal lives and within our congregations. Enjoy! -Ted Johnston, editor From Greg: Live and preach generosity Greg Williams discusses our calling as church leaders to practice and teach the spiritual discipline of generosity. [caption id="attachment_1166" align="aligncenter" width="448"] Used with permission[/caption] Nurturing a culture of generosity Randy Bloom shows how pastors and ministry leaders can develop a culture of generosity within their congregations. The life-giving power of generosity Paul David Kurts writes about how we can live out our calling to be generous, like God is... Read the article

Read the article

Rebuilding GCI

This month's Equipper focuses on how we may participate with God in what he is doing to rebuild our congregations and denomination. The five articles in this issue are linked below. Enjoy! -Ted Johnston, editor From Greg: Our journey of rebuilding Greg Williams discusses how we can share in what God is doing to lead us forward to GCnext. Rebuilding smaller congregations Bob Miller discusses the transformation in his small, aging church when they changed ministry focus. Rebuilding larger congregations Dustin Lampe, Marty Davey and Gabriel Ojih recount how their churches are being rebuilt using tools acquired through GCI's Outside the Walls consulting. Sermon summary: Forward with Jesus Brian Carlisle preaches about how... Read the article

Read the article

The Refugee Crisis

In this issue of Equipper we focus on joining Jesus in responding to the global refugee crisis. We also introduce a new feature: Kid's Korner. The five articles in this issue are linked below. Enjoy! - Equipper editor, Ted Johnston From Greg: The refugee crisis---how can we respond? In 2014, nearly 60 million people were displaced from their homes and native countries by war. But how can GCI congregations respond to this crisis? Nova's story Nova Musafiri had to flee his country in April 1993 to save his life. Welcome home to Ottawa Fraser Henderson tells about a group of refugees GCI helped resettle in Canada. Helping a refugee family in Los Angeles Janet Morrison tells about a family of refugees GCI helped resettle... Read the article

Read the article

Renewal In Our Churches

The March Equipper focuses on what the Spirit is doing to bring renewal to our churches. The five articles in his issue are linked below. Enjoy! -Ted Johnston, Equipper editor From Greg: Keys for renewal in our churches Ministry rhythms that lead to renewal by Heber Ticas Recommended discipleship resource by Calvin Simon Here's what renewal looks like by Rick Shallenberger Sermon summary: Forget being forgotten by Lance McKinnon Read the article

Read the article

Renewal In Our Fellowship Groups

The February Equipper focuses on renewal in our smallest congregations (we call them fellowship groups). The five articles in this issue are linked below. Enjoy! - Ted Johnston, Equipper editor From Greg: Operating from abundance, not scarcity What is a fellowship group? Faithtalk Equipper: resources for fellowship groups by Randy Bloom Sermon summary: Jesus in the Dark by Lance McKinnon Preaching from the lectionary by Sam Butler Read the article

Read the article