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How You Can Create a Memorable Christmas Eve Service
How You Can Create a Memorable Christmas Eve Service

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
Christmas Eve services are a meaningful time but too often each one seems to merge into the other. None really stands out. To create a memorable Christmas Eve service, consider going Coptic.

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Is God Calling You to Help These Forgotten Neighbors?
Is God Calling You to Help These Forgotten Neighbors?

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
For those of us who are fit and well and who lead busy lives, it's all too easy to "pass by on the other side" of our elderly neighbors. Some are in nursing homes, others have lost spouses and friends. Many are alone.

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What Orthodox Culture Can Teach You About Grief
What Orthodox Culture Can Teach You About Grief

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
Grieving is a complex process and is different for each one of us. The Orthodox culture's approach to the grief process can offer some practical help to Western Christians struggling with the loss of a loved one.

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The Secret to Church Growth Isn't Really Secret
The Secret to Church Growth Isn't Really Secret

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
When it comes to church growth, Jesus is no magician. He builds his church through Christians who share their faith joyfully with others. But leaders have a key role to play in church growth.

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Building Relationships with People of Other Faiths
Building Relationships with People of Other Faiths

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
How do we build relationships with people of other faiths? Here are five points to consider when your congregation takes steps to reach out to your Muslim neighbors.

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The Challenging Message of Lamentations
The Challenging Message of Lamentations

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
Lamentations 1 offers no remedy for the world's pain. It is a chapter of unalleviated woe, full of loss and suffering. And yet, this side of the cross, we inevitably link this chapter with the passion of Jesus.

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Should You Stop Using the Term 'Disciple'?
Should You Stop Using the Term 'Disciple'?

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
The word 'disciple' occurs frequently in the Gospel and Acts, but not in the letters of Peter, Paul, James or John. A disciple represents an individual, but the plural of disciple is church.

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Does Your Church Need to Recalibrate Themselves?
Does Your Church Need to Recalibrate Themselves?

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
Many churches are trapped in a time-warp, unable to relate to the culture around. They may make small changes, but they're impenetrable to the outside world. It's time to recalibrate.

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Bringing Back the Bible to Our Churches
Bringing Back the Bible to Our Churches

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
The reading of the Scriptures had been downgraded in our churches and our homes. Our congregations are becoming increasingly biblically illiterate. Therefore, we need to bring back the Bible to church.

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What Leaders Need to Help Thriving Churches Change
What Leaders Need to Help Thriving Churches Change

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
When a church needs to change, it requires careful preparation and persuasion. The wise leader needs to recognize that change in church life needs time and patience.

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'What Makes Churches Grow?'
'What Makes Churches Grow?'

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
"What Makes Churches Grow?" by Bob Jackson is a stimulating and challenging analysis of Anglican Church growth from which every pastor of any denomination could learn.

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Why God Wants Your Church to Grow
Why God Wants Your Church to Grow

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
While it's true that church isn't all about the numbers, there's nothing wrong in reflecting on how we can be more effective in growing churches. God wants churches to grow.

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6 Ways for Ministers to Build Trust, Transparency
6 Ways for Ministers to Build Trust, Transparency

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
Pastors should be prepared to give an account of their ministry to the lay leaders of their churches. Here are six ways that pastors and churches can build trust and transparency.

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3 Reasons Why So Many Ministers are Fat
3 Reasons Why So Many Ministers are Fat

By: Paul Beasley-Murray
Obesity is a problem both within and without the church, but ministers seem to have a particular problem with being overweight. Here are three reasons why that's the case.

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