Category Archives: Church life

Share Your Joy

What brings you joy? Do you find joy in your achievements and accomplishments? Does your joy come from those around you?  Do your circumstances control your level of joy? The Prophet Isaiah ministered during a stormy time in his nation’s … Continue reading

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Why Plant New Churches? An Open Letter to Unity Baptist Church

Unity has a strong history of church planting. Many of the Baptist churches in the Ashland area were started by Unity or by one of her daughter churches. In 1892, Unity planted Pollard Baptist under the leadership of pastor S. … Continue reading

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Why I Love Ashland, Kentucky: Reason #1

I believe that God calls pastors to communities as well as churches. You can’t have a healthy church without personal evangelism and local outreach. If is very difficult for a church to engage in these activities without the support of … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Leading More Productive Meetings

If churches are made up of people, than meetings are an inevitable, and important part of church life.  Meetings have gotten a bad reputation, but that doesn’t have to be the case in the place where you serve.  Here are … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Making a Hospital Visit

Christian leaders minister to others in crisis situations. One of the most common crises is going to the hospital for surgery. Here are five suggestions to help you be a better hospital visitor. Be kind and courteous.  Remember, you are there … Continue reading

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How to Teach the Bible Through Discussion Without Missing the Point, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series on how to teach the Bible through discussion without missing the point of the lesson. Interactive small group Bible studies can be a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship, especially when they … Continue reading

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Two Aspects of Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is both an event and a process.  Making the four promises of forgiveness (found earlier in the book) is an event that knocks down a wall that stands between you and the person who has wronged you.  Then a … Continue reading

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