What I Learned From Missing Church

by Second Branch

What I Learned From Missing Church by David Roach NOTE: This article originally appeared here on the Bible Mesh blog. I missed church for five weeks in a row recently because of circumstances surrounding the birth of my second child. We have a healthy baby girl now, and all is well. And I wish I […]

How To Have Hard Conversations

by Second Branch

From Parenting Teens June 19, 2013Sometimes they don’t realize it yet—that we’re trying to help, that we’re not terribly lost, that we might know something beneficial. I remember my son looking up from a disappointing test grade, annoyed with my advice and yelling at me, “You don’t understand; math has changed!” I literally laughed out […]

Why Don’t You Do Things the Way I Would Do Them?

by Second Branch

by Carol Taylor (Note:  The following article was inspired by a recent class in “Experiencing God:  Knowing and Doing the Will of God;” Blackaby, H.T. & King, C.V. (1990). Experiencing God. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press) If everyone did things my way…what a mess…and praise God, we don’t!  First Corinthians 12 tells us the Holy Spirit enables each member […]

3 Things Churches LOVE That KILL Outreach

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All churches love certain things. Some love fellowship, some worship, some prayer. Those are good loves. Some are neutral loves. Some are not. Other churches love their building, their history or their strategy. Those can be good or bad, depending on what we mean by love and how we value those things. But, some things […]

11 Traits of Churches That Will CHANGE the Future

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Article (found here) by Carey Nieuwhof Almost every leader I talk to acknowledges that our culture is shifting. To reach a changing culture, the church needs to change. Rapidly. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t need to change the message. Just the method. One is sacred. The other is not. What isn’t as clear is […]