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Tim Kimberley on Should a Christian couple live together before getting married.
You are counseling a couple, who claim to be Christian, that are sleeping together and believe they are “married in their hearts”. They would like to become members of your church. Describe how would you handle this couple, including how you would address the issue of being “married in their hearts?”
Brian Dodd on 8 practices of great churches.
Are you looking to build an enduring church? Are you looking for a level of ministry success which can be sustained for a decade? Are you looking to build something of lasting value? Of course you do.
Just because a church is growing doesn’t mean it’s filling up with unchurched people. How do you know you’re really making inroads with the unchurched?
Jon Acuff on Dear Church, 11 signs your burning out your staff.
I love the church and for the part I’ve played in these problems, I apologize. If you work at a church thanks for doing what you do. My kids, my marriage and my town need you.
Marci Preheim on Gospel centered sex.
If a couple consistently applies the implications of the gospel to the marriage bed, they will inevitably have a healthier marriage.
What does it mean to be gospel centered?