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A Grand Vision For Revival

  The young man sat across the desk from his elderly pastor.  His face was burning with embarrassment – it was certainly not one of his finer moments.  He stared at his hands, then down at his shoes, then out the window – in fact he wanted to look anywhere other than at the sad, […]

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Computer Database Prospect File

When Mark North walked into the church main office, Elder Vernon Baker sat hunched over the computer with a look of irritation on his face. “Oh, come on!” The white haired pastor said under his breath. He clicked on first one option then another as he searched for the correct menu. Finally he broke into […]

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Four Key Evangelism Methods

Carl spotted his good friend Jacob coming through the door of the sanctuary.  He left the platform to greet him. “Come on back to my office.  Church doesn’t start for another twenty minutes.  It will give us time to catch up.” Back in the office, Carl motioned Jacob to a chair and grabbed a cold […]

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Make 2012 Your Best Year Yet!

Elder Vernon Baker smiled as he gazed across the assembled group of pastors, ministers, and lay leaders. “I want to welcome you to our sixth annual Revival Harvest conference. We have hosted this meeting in the hope of encouraging pastors and church leaders to apply solid principles of evangelism so they might effectively reach their […]

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What An Evangelist Sunday School Looks Like

  Pastor Fields stood before the assembled group of Sunday school teachers and bus workers and called the meeting go order. “Thank you for coming out tonight.  I know everyone’s busy and it’s not easy to give up one of your evenings for a Sunday school staff meeting, but we have a lot to cover […]

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Why Sunday School Is So Important

  Isaac and Ashley pulled into the church parking lot of First Apostolic Church at 9:57 on Sunday morning.  They were new in town.  Isaac’s job had transferred him when the new FedEx distribution hub had opened.  This was their first chance to attend at what they hoped would be their new church home.  Both […]

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Who Owns Your Car?

by Tim Massengale               Pastor Mark North took a last bite of his omelet and washed it quickly down with a gulp of black coffee.  Wiping his mouth with the napkin, he reached for the check. “Thanks again, Elder, for inviting me to meet you for breakfast.  Sorry to […]

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The Care and Keeping of Converts

The Care and Keeping of Converts

John and Debbie Scott had high expectations as they walked down the aisle to be introduced to the congregation. A week before, John and Debbie had both received the Holy Ghost and were baptized. Now, they each testified of the wonderful change that their new experience had brought. The congregation rejoiced, obviously pleased to have […]

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