7 Things We Should Stop Doing in Response to Pain

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Pain is everywhere. And it’s real. God knows about pain. His original design was a world without pain, and without the sin that gave birth to it. Yet when sin entered, and with it death, the entire world hurtled headlong into this vortex of pain (Romans 5:12). Now, death reigns. Pain persists (Romans 5:14). Because of its power, we feel puny, trampled, and crushed. There are all kinds of pain: Continue reading “7 Things We Should Stop Doing in Response to Pain” »

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How to Make Your Church Sound System Rock – 10 Tips when Setting up the Worship Sound System

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Setting up a sound system can be messy work. There are twenty different types of cables running in fifty directions, and so often the one guy that wired it all together ten years ago doesn’t come to church anymore. Or maybe your church is mobile and has to set up and break down every single Sunday. Either way, setting up a sound system can be tricky business. Here are my top ten tips to setting up a sound system: Continue reading “How to Make Your Church Sound System Rock – 10 Tips when Setting up the Worship Sound System” »

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Top 10 Characteristics of a False Teacher – How to Recognize a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Because of our human tendency to emphasize some truths in scripture and to neglect others, we are all prone to heresy from time to time. This is one of the many reasons we need other members of the body of Christ to speak into our lives and give balance. But how can we distinguish between someone who simply needs their doctrine tweaked and an actual false teacher? Simply defined, a false teacher is an individual who has influence over others and exalts his own knowledge and authority over God’s without regard for how others will be affected. A false teacher has a philosophy and makes statements that are in direct contradiction to what the Bible teaches. Because much of what they pass off as absolute truth is contrary to sound doctrine (as revealed in scripture), the false teacher leaves behind a wake of division and strife (Romans 16:17). To help identify this charlatan in a modern context I have listed 10 characteristics of the false teacher. Continue reading “Top 10 Characteristics of a False Teacher – How to Recognize a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” »

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10 Great Ideas to Help Strengthen Marriages in the Church – How to Reinforce the Core of Marriages in your Ministry

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An athlete will train hours a day, research the latest techniques, hire personal trainers and psychologists to reach their potential. Entrepreneurs will ride the storms of costly choices, deal with uncertainty in a changing economy, and even undergo the pain of experiencing and recovering from a bankruptcy, to finally realize success. A scholar will undergo intensive research and study, pursue the highest research-oriented degree, and gain mastery in a particular discipline in order to build credibility, affect policy and wield influence. Anything worth doing is worth doing well and most pursuits are not all romance and good days. There are costs involved that will require sacrifice, persistence and discipline. A successful marriage requires no less! Goals must be set, sacrifices made, and it must be understood that there will be difficult times that will challenge the deepest of resolve. Continue reading “10 Great Ideas to Help Strengthen Marriages in the Church – How to Reinforce the Core of Marriages in your Ministry” »

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Top 10 Ways to Encourage Youth Ministry Volunteers – How to Keep Valuable, Long Lasting Volunteers in Your Youth Ministry

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In youth and children’s ministry we depend heavily on volunteers from the church to minister to children. Often the people who volunteer get burned out and need to take seasons off or just plain quit for no reason. In addition to that, some volunteers are just not faithful in showing for their responsibilities. Here are some tips to keep your volunteers engaged and thriving. Continue reading “Top 10 Ways to Encourage Youth Ministry Volunteers – How to Keep Valuable, Long Lasting Volunteers in Your Youth Ministry” »

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Does Your Pastor Yell During Sermons? A Discussion If Yelling Helps Further the Gospel

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This Sunday, in a church near you, someone is going to yell. And that person will probably be the preacher. Yelling has long been part of the preacher’s arsenal of public speaking tools. When the crowd tunes out, take it up a notch. When someone nods off, let loose with a stentorian bellow. When people seem placid, fire ‘em up with a rousing round of shouting. When you catch a whiff of apathy, yell about it. If the “amens” reach a lull, cut loose with another ear-splitting session. When the sermon is nearing its climax, make people reach to turn down their hearing aids. Crank it up, shout it out, and bring the house down! I want to raise the yelling question because a lot of preachers shout, and it undoubtedly has an effect on the delivery and the message. Is this effect good or bad? Continue reading “Does Your Pastor Yell During Sermons? A Discussion If Yelling Helps Further the Gospel” »

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How to Convert Church Media Text Into Any Language

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Have you ever found the absolute perfect PowerPoint graphic for your upcoming sermon, only to wish the text or scripture was in another language? With Sharefaith’s Photoshop Source file option that comes with every new Church PowerPoint release, you can update the language in a matter of minutes. Continue reading “How to Convert Church Media Text Into Any Language” »

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10 Essential Pieces of Gear to Start a Video Ministry – Your Guide to Getting Video in Your Church

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Have you ever said to yourself, “Self, I wish I could launch a video ministry at church, but I have no idea where to start”? If the answer is yes then I’ve got some great news for you, I’ve compiled the top ten most important pieces of gear you need to start a video ministry at your church. This gear will translate to just about any facet of the video ministry. Whether you are thinking about live streaming, IMAG (image magnification….which means projecting a live video feed onto your screens), or if you just want to start a DVD library of your services; you’ll need most if not all of this gear.

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The Fastest Way to Build a Countdown Timer on Any Image or Video – Using Sharefaith Presenter

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Want a new countdown timer for your upcoming church service, but tired of purchasing a new video loop every time you want a new font, color or background loop? Watch this quick tutorial video for the quickest way to create a countdown timer in any style on any image or video with Sharefaith Presenter. Continue reading “The Fastest Way to Build a Countdown Timer on Any Image or Video – Using Sharefaith Presenter” »

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How to Add Sermon Podcasts to Your Sharefaith Church Website

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Get your sermons and worship service in the hands of millions of believers online through podcasts. Here’s the fastest way to add a full Sermon/Audio player to your Sharefaith church website. Go ahead and customize it and make it podcast ready! Continue reading “How to Add Sermon Podcasts to Your Sharefaith Church Website” »

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