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How Linear Thinking Limits Long-Term Growth

How Linear Thinking Limits Long-Term Growth

We are such linear creatures. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I have a very limited working knowledge of time, which, by default, is generally measured in terms of my own lifespan. When I was 21, for instance, 35 was middle-aged. It was ancient! I imagined every...

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A Powerful Prayer Perspective

A Powerful Prayer Perspective

In the ramp up by Jesus to teaching us how to pray as recorded in Matthew 6:5-8, he cautions against praying as the hypocrites do. The Jewish priority and ideal related to prayer were incomparable. However, some faults crept into their admirable discipline of prayer....

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A Statement from Greg Nettle

A Statement from Greg Nettle

On behalf of Stadia Church Planting: I am speaking with you as President of Stadia—a humbled leader who is struggling to respond in a way that reflects the heart of God, and as the father of a black son lamenting  injustice that will undoubtedly continue to affect his...

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South Asia Church Planter Story – Enhance

South Asia Church Planter Story – Enhance

"I want to tell people that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life."In an excerpt from our Hope for South Asia Telethon, Nanci Ricks shares a story of redemption about a man in South Asia who experienced the grace of Jesus and is now a church planter sharing the...

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Making a Difference in South Asia

Making a Difference in South Asia

While facilitating a women’s conference in South Asia nearly three years ago, my sisters and I had the opportunity to share and connect with approximately 100 females, among whom were pastor’s wives, church planters, and community leaders. The majority of them are...

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The Value of Partnership

The Value of Partnership

After over 15 years of ministry and never preaching, a friend asked me to speak to his church outside Richmond, VA about church planting. So I did. And I bombed. And it really bummed me out. I am OBSESSED with church planting because I have seen first-hand how church...

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The Coming Grief

The Coming Grief

It’s coming. As a pastor, will you be ready for it? We all sit on the shore looking out at a coming wave of grief. The reality is, that wave is already here, but it is being experienced individually and in smaller family groups. I am referring to a wave of grief that...

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The Church is a Chess Set

The Church is a Chess Set

Here I am sitting in my backyard, which has become my new office on days when the weather allows. From here, it almost seems as if nothing has changed from last year, the last few months, or the last couple of weeks. Life goes on much as it always has in my backyard:...

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