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Entering Into Death’s Shadow Valley is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith’s journey through the horrific process of losing his life-partner, Melodee Joy. It is meant to help others who enter this treacherous and often perilous path.
These books will help guide your daily Bible reading with insights into each passage you read.
Hope Enabler is the real-life story of one Christian parent’s struggle with a runaway child and the hope that God enabled her to have during the darkest moments of that struggle.
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Buy a copy (or a case) of Secrets of a Secret Shopper!
Greg Atkinson has nailed it this time! Now you can bring the expertise of professional consultant to your church for less than a meal at your favorite fast-food place. Helping you remove barriers and distractions so your guests can … Continue reading
Why [Your] Church Is In Jeopardy
Editor’s Note: Our good friend, Brandon Cox, is planting Grace Hills Church in Northwest Arkansas. As he does, his passion flows into his people and reveals his desire to stay focused on the mission of Jesus. Enjoy this reprint of … Continue reading
Posted in Guest Column, Leadership Blog Tagged authenticity, church growth, church health, church planting, community, disciple, disciples, discipleship, mission, missional Leave a comment
Episode 108 – Nothing is Impossible for the Love Expressing Church
Graceless moments. They have a way of sucking the life right out of us. They put the clamps on our spirits and keep us from breathing. Welcome to the Transformed podcast. In our episode today, Dr. Matthew Smith, lead pastor … Continue reading
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Praying For Our City Leaders
By Dr. Matthew Lee Smith My phone rang yesterday afternoon. It was one of our city council members in El Segundo, California, where I recently accepted a lead pastor position. His kind words of welcome and thanks for my recent … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, Leadership Blog, Missional, Multi-ethnic / Urban Tagged care for the city, church, church growth, church health, city, ministry, mission, missional, prayer, urban Leave a comment
Urban Churches Suffocate Under WWII Era Government Structures
It seems every time Eagles In Leadership is asked to come and help an urban church, one of the key issues strangling the life out of that faith community is their church governing structure. Notably, you will find the current … Continue reading
In Times of Transition and Change In The Church
Artwork Credit: relationship-economy.com The process of transition from a sick church to a healthy church is not an easy process! And when it begins, at least 5 things are true: In Times of Transition 1) Things do not stay the … Continue reading
Healthy Church Attitudes
Artwork Credit: southsidenazarene.ca Yesterday we spoke of four common attitudes in the sick church. However, we also said that healthy churches grow, according to the New Testament: “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, Leadership Blog, Multi-ethnic / Urban Tagged adapt, adaptable, attitude, attitudes, church growth, church health, evangelism, evangelistic, helpful, humble, love, loving, transparent, yielded 2 Comments
Sick Church Attitudes
According to the New Testament, when a church is healthy is grows. “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of … Continue reading
Posted in Church Health, Leadership Blog, Multi-ethnic / Urban Tagged Christian, church, church growth, church health, critical, Ephesians 4, ingrown, Kill-joys, selfish, sick church Leave a comment
What Is Jesus’ Dream for Your Church?
Artwork credit: sundayschoolleader.com As a leader, you know what its like to want to see God move in a powerful way through your community. Many times we ask the wrong questions and fail to work with God towards his dream … Continue reading
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Transformed Interviews Steve Gladen About Small Groups With Purpose!
Steve and Matt Photo Credit: Melodee Smith In today’s episode, we return to the world of the 1st century and try to discover how the early church exploded upon the Roman Empire so quickly. Matt’s guest today is Steve Gladen, … Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews, Interviews, Small Groups, Transformed Tagged Christianity, church growth, church health, Saddleback, small groups, Steve Gladen 1 Comment