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Suicide is Epidemic but Doesn’t Lead to Hell, Americans Say

Most Americans believe they are seeing an epidemic in the United States of people taking their own lives. But most Americans don’t view suicide as a selfish choice, and they don’t believe it sends people to hell, LifeWay Research finds. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Views on Divorce Divide Americans

Pastors believe not all divorces are created equal, but for many Americans any reason is as good as another according to new research from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Americans Sure of Religious Freedom but Unsure Muslims are Welcome

Americans believe firmly in religious freedom but think atheists are more welcome than Muslims in the United States, Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]

The Exchange Show

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Tony Evans: The Exchange Podcast #090

On this episode of The Exchange:America Dr. Tony Evans, founder and senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship discusses America’s need for spiritual revitalization and his new book, America: Turning a Nation to God Training from Ministry Grid with Ray Chang about multiethnic churches Lisa Harper, theological scholar and Bible teacher Bad Church Signs …read more… [Read More]
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Canadian church planter Marc Pilon – This Week on #TheExchange

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, our guest is Canadian church planter Marc Pilon. Also Trillia Newbell on The Gospel and Race and bad church signs …read more From:: The Exchange [Read More]
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Skip Heitzig: The Exchange Podcast #089

Skip Heitzig, pastor of Calvary Chapel Albuquerque, author and radio Bible teacher, sits with Ed Stetzer to discuss church planting and church dropouts Training from Ministry Grid with Ray Chang about multiethnic churches Bad Church Signs …read more From:: The Exchange [Read More]

Facts & Trends

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5 Essential Elements of Transformational Small Groups

by Ed Stetzer Transformational discipleship involves moving people from sitting in rows, where they are simply in proximity to one another, to sitting in circles. From there, they move into community with one another. When Eric Geiger and I were writing Transformational Groups, we studied 2,300 churches sponsored by 15 denominations. Fewer than half of…
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Leadership Challenges in Revitalization

by Ed Stetzer I fell in love with church revitalization early in my ministry when I led a church of 35 senior adults during a brief stint teaching at a seminary. The median age of the people was 68. It seemed like there was an oxygen tank or a walker at the end of most…
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A Path to Spiritual Growth

by Ed Stetzer This issue of Facts & Trends has gone back to the basics a bit. It has aimed to help us understand the gospel better, experience more of God’s love, and be more inspired to live out our calling as His redeemed and empowered people, the church. Throughout, we’ve looked at ways spiritual…