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Creating Something New

Pastor Craig Groeschel offered a critical insight as churches return to a new-normal. The insight was this … given all the seismic changes over the past 4 months, churches must approach their work ahead as start-up ventures. He is spot

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Hard Weeks Ahead

We clearly face a couple of hard weeks ahead.  As a Pastor, I want to offer some candid thoughts around ways we can navigate – albeit imperfectly – the next few weeks as the pandemic peaks. It starts with this …

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What can we do when we feel lost?

That disoriented feeling of being lost is part of our life experience. An incredibly hard part. And we know this… there is not the one, clear easy answer to reclaiming our path. What there may well be is a quieter,

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What should I do with my life?

We live often in this tension between earning a paycheck and following our passion. That can leave us unsure about how to even start to answer the question, “What should I do with my life?” Life needs both actually –

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The meaning of Christmas

We hold, deep within, a tender, vulnerable love. A Divine spark as it were. For many of us, that spark lies deeply hidden, covered over by the pedestrian yet pressing concerns of life in the 21st century. And the quiet

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When God Feels Absent

Life has those moments when God feels absent. Few times are as heartbreaking. As a Pastor, there is so little to say to those caught in the depths of despair when life feels alone. What I have come to trust

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Facing Changes in Church

Sometimes it’s hard divining what changes lie in store not just for NewChurch LIVE but for church in general. We are deeply fortunate, blessed with a large, healthy congregation, amazing volunteers, healthy stewardship patterns that keep us moving forward, and

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