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The Five-Fold Ministry: Still Relevant Today?

The doctrine of the five-fold ministry is found in Ephesians 4:11-13. This passage states, "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and...

Recipe for Church Growth

The statistics are dismal and alarming. Even though the u.s. Population increased by 9.7 percent from 2000 to 2010, church membership decreased by 4.2 percent over the same decade. According to...

How to Handle Messy Church Situations

Your church is going through a dark season where discontentment, discouragement, and negativity abound, in what once was a tranquil and loving community of believers. After much soul-searching,...

When Matrimony Turns to Acrimony: Maintaining Friendships with Both Ex-Spouses

Your two best friends are divorcing due to "irreconcilable differences." to make matters worse, the divorce is bitter and messy and salvos of accusation are being hurled back and forth as you duck...

Scriptural Qualifications for Pastors

Alan Simpson, age 54, has been in pastoral ministry for nearly three decades. Except for his first five or six years of ministry, he has spent this time pastoring a small multicultural...

Smoothie De-LIGHT

A smoothie is a thick semi-frozen beverage made from fruit (fresh or canned), juices, vegetables, crushed ice, milk/ yogurt and other ingredients that are pureed in a blender. It is the perfect...

Praying in Jesus Name An Alternate Viewpoint

A few years ago, as a student participating in classroom activities in my graduate nursing course, I was startled by the offhand remarks of one of my professors. My professor was a transplant from...

The Case Against the New Health Care Law (PPACA)

it certainly is unprecedented: twenty-six states and the national federation of independent business banding together in a legal challenge to the highest court in the land over the health care reform...

Bicycle Basics: Types of Helmets and Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a serious public health problem that affects the health and well-being of millions of people throughout the u.s. Tbi is defined as a head injury (bump, blow, jolt,...

Frailty in the Elderly: Can It Be Prevented?

Frailty in the elderly is a difficult concept to define, yet we all know it when we see it. It is not a medical diagnosis per se, but a word commonly used to describe a state of fragility,...

Long-Term Care Insurance: A Brief Overview

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of persons aged 65 and older will need some sort of institutional or community long-term care services before they die....

Vegetarianism: Health Benefits and Diet Types

Currently, there is much interest in vegetarianism in terms of health outcomes and nutrition. Vegetarianism generally omits meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish, but encompasses plant-based diets. ...

Bicycle Basics: Different Types of Bicycles

I have been a bicycle enthusiast ever since i first ditched my training wheels, at age six. Having grown up on the outskirts of a huge park (Devou Park in Northern Kentucky), it was not unusual for...

To Tithe or Not to Tithe - That Is the Question

Nettie Johnson, age 73, is at church every time the doors open - whether it's the Sunday morning service, the Wednesday night bible study, or the Thursday noon prayer meeting. Besides being a...

Spiritual Nuggets: A 'Perfect' Man or Woman

"if anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body" (james 3:2). the word "perfect" in this passage in james is the greek word "telios," which means "a state...


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