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Barnabas Initiatives
Barnabas Initiatives is devoted to words and ventures that encourage and strengthen the life and mission of smaller churches and ministries.
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 Nov 17
How long? it’s hard enough to wait in line. To wait for God to respond to an unmet need, unanswered prayer, or unrealized hope is much tougher. With the psalmist, we cry out, “How long, O Lord?”
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Barnabas Initiatives 5 Oct 17
BI has completed a consultation with Washington Boro (Pa.) Church of God. In this post,I describe the outcomes:
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 Sep 17
I am excited to share the unfolding story of Akron Grace Evangelical Church in a BI blog post:
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Barnabas Initiatives 1 Jul 17
Pastor Tim Bistline is an idea guy. He is building on this trait to revitalize the Landisville (Pa.) COG. Read more:
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Barnabas Initiatives 1 Jun 17
Most animals raise offspring with careful guidance. Similarly, mentors spur the next generation to “grow up in every way into . . . Christ.”
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 May 17
At a time when church attenders are migrating to larger churches, root for an underdog! See:
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 Apr 17
When we are hurt, the internal residue (or baggage) does not dissipate quickly. Read about discarding baggage at:
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Barnabas Initiatives 4 Apr 17
Montoursville (Pa.) BIC is on (micro) mission in ways that fit the size of the church. See: …/2…/04/01/Micro-mission
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 Mar 17
“A good name is more desirable . . . than gold.” How can we safeguard our good name? See: …/2017/03/15/A-Good-Name
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Barnabas Initiatives 2 Mar 17
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Barnabas Initiatives 17 Feb 17
Some church distresses require a major overhaul. At other times only some recalibration is needed. See post at:
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Barnabas Initiatives 19 Jan 17
Even for a resource-challenged church, building a website is as easy as ABC (and with some persistence) D. See:
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Barnabas Initiatives 3 Jan 17
Church transitions are frequent. Good preparation is less common. Read how one church got ready at: …/…/01/Transition
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 Dec 16
Every local church needs a doable way to regularly ask, "How are we doing?" Read more at: …/…/15/Evaluation
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Barnabas Initiatives 7 Dec 16
The world is coming to our neighborhoods. How can persons of all colors be unfolded into multiethnic community? See:
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 Nov 16
We experience a miracle. Before long, we're in a mess. In miracles and messes, God is working out his purpose. See:
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Barnabas Initiatives 1 Nov 16
The Real Life COG in East Petersburg (Pa.) was the grateful beneficiary of churches helping one another. For more:
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Barnabas Initiatives 16 Oct 16
This seminar, Multiethnic Church, sponsored by and , may mesh with your hopes and interests:
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Barnabas Initiatives 1 Oct 16
Hudson Taylor's absolute faith in God can inspire us to tackle even the most daunting challenges. Read more at:
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Barnabas Initiatives 15 Sep 16
For a leadership role in the church, would your résumé be a qualifying one? See:
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