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How do you explain the gospel to toddlers and preschoolers? My new book focuses on the promises of God to make the gospel come alive to the littlest hearts. Through fifty-two Old and New Testament stories, The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible highlights God’s perfect promises and his plan to save his people through Jesus. Trish Mahoney’s colorful illustrations make each story come alive and also add fun teaching elements to hold the attention of even the youngest children.
It's time we published all of the content from our 2017 Leaders' Summit — Why Partnerships Matter: Churches Flourishing through Collaboration. We've got a couple videos, four ebooks, white papers, dozens of transcripts and audio sessions, as well as hundreds of photos. This is a one-stop shop that you can come back to at any time you want. Don't forget to bookmark it and share it with your friends!
We know the concept and are well-familiar with the phrase: “called to ministry.” We know that some men are called in a special way to a special task—the task of gospel ministry. But exactly what constitutes the call, exactly how to understand it, exactly how to know we’ve experienced it—these are matters of more than a little confusion.
“So, what would you tell your 25-year-old self?”I get that question all the time from young leaders. It’s a great question. There are so many things I would do the same, but there are more than a few things I’d do differently. Some mistakes you make as a young adult and leader are inevitable, but not all. In fact, I wish I would have applied or sometimes even known these 12 truths when I was 25. (Although I’m not exactly sure my 25-year-old self would have listened that well.) Whether I would have listened or not, I’m positive they would have helped me lead and live better earlier. Here are 12 things I’d tell my 25-year-old self.
Late. Tardy. Unpunctual. Not prompt. Whatever we call it, it’s hurting our worship teams more than we think. We’re going to look at eight ways that lateness is damaging our ministries. Then, we’ll dig in to a few practical steps that leaders can do to change this culture-corroding issue.
Think about all the things you do in a given day, from eating meals and cleaning your apartment to brainstorming ideas and holding meetings. Believe it or not, there's an optimum time of day to complete every single one of these activities. What other activities have an optimum time in the day? Check out the infographic below from NetCredit for a full list.