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Strengthening Churches from the Inside Out

by Jason K. Allen

We are noticing an ongoing trend in our conversations with pastors and we love it. In fact, if we didn’t notice, it would only prove we aren’t paying attention. The movement occurring is what we refer to as “church-based theological education.” To summarize, regular church members are seeking out educational opportunities—such as classes typically taken in seminaries—within their own churches.

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Finding Important What Jesus Finds Important

December 1, 2022 by Davy Ellison
What’s important to Jesus? This is the question I asked recently at a men’s breakfast in my church. The men willingly offered a variety of solid biblical answers: the church, love, truth, individual Christians, evangelism, prayer, outcasts, and a host of other answers. In the days leading up to this event I had been reading […] Read More ›
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Looking Up after Loss: Learning from the Prophet Anna

December 1, 2022 by Grace Sutton
My tendency is to reoil from a world that takes things away from me. I would hide for days with my face in my lap if I could. Anna didn’t—she looked up. And one day, she saw Christ. Read More ›
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12 Spurgeon Quotes on Joy

November 30, 2022 by Grace Pike
Good stories have good endings. The story that began in eternity past and unfolded in time at Bethlehem will culminate in the acclamation and glorification of Christ when he comes again. For Charles Spurgeon, that was the very height of joy itself. Indeed, he said, “No joy ever visits my soul like that of knowing […] Read More ›

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Letters to My Students: Vol. 1 - On Preaching
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Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. This influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.

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