Pastor's Corner

God Doesn't Need You to 'Hipsterfy' His Gospel

matt moore

Why is it, though, that so many Christians in my generation feel like our presentation of the gospel should always be saturated with personality and spunk? Why must our communication of biblical truth always be jam-packed with witty humor? Why do they moan and complain about a plain and clear delivery of the gospel, calling it boring and ineffective?

How God Can Use Our Grief and Suffering

Debbie Stuart

Since the beginning of the year, I keep finding myself in unexpected places — doing things I never intended to do. These things were not in my plans, nor on my lists. It's like I keep trying to get back to my old life. Has that ever happened to you?

The Healing Power of the Holy Spirit

Joyce Meyer

It's wonderful to know that, as believers in Christ, we can live in close fellowship with God. Jesus said in John 16:7 (AMP), "I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor — Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]."

Is It Wrong to Use Entertainment in Youth Ministry?

greg stier

Ask the typical church member what words come to mind when they hear the words "youth ministry" and most will probably use words like "games" or "fun" as part of their description. Youth ministry is known for its ability to entertain teenagers. But it's also recognized for helping teenagers know and grow in Christ.

12 Important Things to Know About Angels

angel

I'm starting a message series on Revelation, and there are a few angel references in there. And for many folks, it's easy to pass over the angels. We read like this, "blah blah blah blah angel blah blah blah."

Church News

rick warren

Pastor Rick Warren to Host Purpose Driven Conference This Month After 10 Years

Pastor Rick Warren of California's Saddleback Church will hold another Purpose Driven Church Conference this month, after a gap of 10 years, to help church leaders from around the world to integrate a "Purpose Driven" model, based on his best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, into their own church health. "God has shifted my focus from church planting to church renewal," Warren says.

rick warren

Pastor Rick Warren to Host Purpose Driven Conference This Month After 10 Years

Pastor Rick Warren of California's Saddleback Church will hold another Purpose Driven Church Conference this month, after a gap of 10 years, to help church leaders from around the world to integrate a "Purpose Driven" model, based on his best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, into their own church health. "God has shifted my focus from church planting to church renewal," Warren says.