Outreach

The Lousy Excuse for Why Churches Don’t Grow

Growing up we’ve always heard that the Truth makes us free, but we’ve also heard people don’t actually want to hear Truth. Truth in this sense is speaking of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to counter a position that is so widespread, but seems largely grounded in assumption. Here is the lousy …

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Saving Seats or Saving Souls?

By: Layne Pass As a young man who grew up in church, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen my church split, which sadly happens to most churches who are trying to follow the entire Bible. As people enter, and choose to believe partial truth, in doctrine or otherwise, instead of the whole truth. They try …

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Pastor repents to LGBT Comunity, Invites Them to Church

Clay Peck, lead pastor of Grace Place in Berthoud, Colorado, recently issued a public apology in his sermon to the LGBT community. Pastor Peck spoke out against Christians who have showed hate and have refused to show God’s love to LGBT people who visit their church. Pastor Peck says, “Please forgive me and everyone I …

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Outreach or Apostacy? Knoxville church hosts service in a bar

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Forget the chapel or the sanctuary, an East Tennessee church is serving beer while delivering its sermon at the bar. On Wednesday night, people gathered at the Open Chord brewhouse and music venue in Knoxville. People enjoyed drinks and the sound of music, along with the sound of praise. “If you …

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Christian Churches Sow Optimism with Ice Cream

With gospel music blaring from the steps into Central Park, Jason Chandler was sitting at a nearby table, set up with a sheet of paper that read, “Pray Here.” Chandler, 19, said he was feeling hopeful despite getting kicked out of the Water Street Mission the previous morning. He’d been staying there for a month, …

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I AM THE IMMODEST GIRL

I wore this today because I’m insecure. I looked in the mirror and the mirror told me lies. But I believe them, because they’re all I’ve ever known: You’re not enough. You’re not attractive. You’re unloveable. I wore this today because I want attention. I looked in a magazine and the magazine lied. But I …

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Evangelism Explosion Rocks Many of 65,000 at Bonnaroo

The seventeenth annual Bonnaroo music festival concluded recently an hour from our home. This event draws people nationwide to a field in Manchester, Tennessee for four days of music, drugs, drunkenness and debauchery. In 2015, more than 80,000 were in attendance. This year over 65,000 gathered together in the field to resurrect this “Woodstock” experience. …

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What Would Jesus Say to a Transgender Person?

Ever since Bruce Jenner announced in April 2015 that he had become a she, the debate over transgender rights began heating up. That same month, a gender-neutral restroom opened in the White House. Now, a year later, the federal government has sued the state of North Carolina over its so-called “bathroom law,” which requires people …

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Church in a Day: Many Hands Make Light Work

It was a very busy scene Friday on Maple Leaf Road near Kentucky 11 as hundreds of people volunteered their time to build a church in one day. For members of the Turning Point Apostolic Church in Maysville, the day was filled with excitement and appreciation for those who came to help make a dream …

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The necessity of LGBT bridge-building

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Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community

Several years ago I had the privilege of being in a great church service on a trip away from home. The worship was dynamic, the people were friendly, the message was biblical and engaging, the sense of the presence of God was genuine. As I drove away, I thought, “What a great church! I feel …

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Tent Revival is Still a Soul Saving Strategy!

A remarkable move of God that began last May in Burlington, North Carolina, stirred many hearts through July. Pastor Randy Hobbs had only scheduled evangelist C.T. Townsend to spend a week in his church, but as the power of God fell, many were saved and the revival stretched on in a borrowed tent for weeks—filled …

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