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The dream that didn’t die on a dusty road in Uganda

By Andrea Parsley | Mar 20, 2016

It was a perfectly harmless lunch until I took a big forkful of salad, and my friend asked, “So, are you living the dream?” I started chewing slower, trying to digest what she said. I stumbled through my answer as I mumbled something about sacrificing for my family and that “someday my time will come.”…

The Paceline – Better Together

By James Duvall | Mar 18, 2016

Several years ago, in an effort to put some regular physical exercise in my life, I took up the sport of cycling. Cycling has now become a form of replenishment for my soul. As with any new activity – especially one on a road — there is a learning curve. I had to learn a…

Four Reasons Kids Walk Away From Church When They Grow Up

By Dale Hudson | Mar 16, 2016

There is a faith crisis happening in America.  Half of Americans who have left their church say they no longer believe in God.  And 25% of the nation now has no affiliation with any religion. These stats from a recent survey from Pew Research demonstrate a growing trend.  More and more kids are walking away…

Jesus and all that jazz

By Don Bray | Mar 10, 2016

Jazz is creative, unpredictable; it can be moody, raw, smooth, emotional. I find it authentic, real, in the moment. I love it. My wife loves classical music: ordered, structured, refined; it moves her emotionally, touches her creatively. My friend Scott Olson is a saxophone player who was trained both classically and in jazz. He would…

8 Characteristics of an Effective Life Group Leader

By Reid Smith | Mar 5, 2016

Life group leaders have the greatest influence over the atmosphere and dynamics within their groups. They set the tone, whether positively or negatively, for all aspects of group life. Fortunately, new group leaders don’t have to figure out what to do (and not do) completely on their own. This post will unpack eight traits of…

You Are Not Your Platform

By Brian Taylor | Mar 2, 2016

As leaders, we can easily fall into the trap of linking our value with the size of our platform. We can dismiss our potential for impact until we are leading at the mega-church, we amass thousands of Twitter followers, or we write that New York Times Bestseller. “That day,” we say, “all of this work…

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