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Flipping the Script on Church Involvement

February 15th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

How does your church involve the members? For most of my ministry we had involvement forms that you would hand to new people and ask them to pick a few things to do. While that is necessary on some level from an organizational perspective it isn’t the best starting point. What is the best starting […]

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Legalism and Liberalism Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

February 11th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

If legalism it taking the Bible and adding things that aren’t there…and if liberalism is taking the Bible and adding things that aren’t there…aren’t legalism and liberalism really the same thing? Legalists add requirements and remove requirements…they “go beyond” the scriptures. Liberals add requirements and remove requirements…they “go beyond” the scriptures. While there are some […]

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New Resource: 40 Days of Prayer Videos

February 5th, 2021 · No Comments · Backyard Church, Prayer

I want to make you aware of a resource we are producing for our church plant – 40 Days of Prayer. We just knew after a rough 2020 that we had to start 2021 in prayer…there was no question about it. So we assembled people to do short videos, 1 each day, for 40 days. […]

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Dear Church Leader,

February 2nd, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

It has been a long season…nearly a year ago everything you knew about ministry was turned up on its head. No more hospital visits. No more fellowship events. No more Bible classes. No more in-person worship. And everyone looked to you for answers you didn’t have. And that hurt. As a Christian leader your faith […]

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Two Book Giveaways!!!

February 1st, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Thank you. Thank you for reading the articles here. You are a blessing to me that you spend time here. Time to give back! We take all the money from our amazon affiliate links and give it back to our readers and viewers. Here is how to get in on the next two giveaways of […]

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Why Some Christians and Churches Never Get Well

January 19th, 2021 · 7 Comments · Church, Church of Christ, Church renewal

Our culture is obsessed with pathology. The moment you feel a symptom you rush to WebMD to find out that you think you have some rare South American fungus that is stopping up your intestines. Anyone who studies abnormal psychology walks away thinking they have a dozen psychological disorders. No one goes to the doctor […]

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Faith in a Future We Cannot Comprehend

January 13th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

When we think about faith we often think in terms of belief – things we believe even though we cannot see those things with our eyes. We are going out on faith in our beliefs. But faith runs far deeper than that. Faith isn’t just about believing things you cannot see in terms of intellectual […]

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Five Reasons Young People Are Quitting Church

January 6th, 2021 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

1 – They don’t have a voice. In every other area of their life they are used to having a platform and a voice. From Instagram to Tik Tok they can post things and get affirmation. Not so much in the church. Their voices are not typically valued on the same level as others and […]

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40 Days of Prayer Begins Tomorrow

January 2nd, 2021 · No Comments · Prayer

Backyard Church’s 40 days of prayer begins tomorrow! You are welcome to pray right along with us. Here is a link to the daily prayer guide that will give you a list of 10 topics (4 specific prayers per topic) and a daily scripture to go along with it! Feel free to download the guide, […]

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40 Days of Prayer To Start 2021

December 30th, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Download the PDF of this content here. We are starting our 40 days of prayer this Sunday – January 3rd but you are welcome to start it anytime you like! Prayer has been a core activity of the people of God since the beginning. Before we understand how to pray we need to know why […]

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