• Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: Aug. 11–15, 2022
    by Faithlife Staff on August 11, 2022 at 17:00

    These deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add these new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear, or view all of this week’s deals. *** The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church The president of Southern Seminary reveals how secularism has infiltrated every aspect of society and how Christians, equipped

  • New Insights on Young Men Leaving the Church
    by Jamie Turco on August 10, 2022 at 15:19

    Positive, transformative religious experiences touch our souls in such a way that we can never actually remove them. They become ingrained in us, forever a part of who we are. And no matter how far we run from them, they spiritually haunt us. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • New Insights on Young Men Leaving the Church
    by Jamie Turco on August 10, 2022 at 15:19

    Positive, transformative religious experiences touch our souls in such a way that we can never actually remove them. They become ingrained in us, forever a part of who we are. And no matter how far we run from them, they spiritually haunt us. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • 10 Quick Social Media Wins for Your Church
    by Faithlife Staff on August 10, 2022 at 15:00

    Social media for churches is about relationships. And just like any relationship, a little goes a long way—as long as the little is consistent.

  • Fan Favorite – Micah Tyler – “I See Grace”
    by 20 the Countdown on August 5, 2022 at 17:08

    Voted on by YOU… Micah Tyler – “I See Grace” I’ve seen shameThe kind that comes from mistakesThe kind that won’t go awayWhen I turned aroundThey were right there to remind me I’ve seen regretThe kind that messes with your headThe failures and the can’t forgetsBut standing here nowI’m thanking God it’s behind me Cause The post Fan Favorite – Micah Tyler – “I See Grace” appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Ed Cash From We The Kingdom Surprises Brother Scott For Birthday
    by 20 the Countdown on August 5, 2022 at 17:07

    And the “Best Brother Award” goes to Ed Cash from We the Kingdom!  Earlier this month, when his fellow bandmate and brother, Scott, turned 40 while out on tour, Ed had a pretty big surprise planned!   Scott had always dreamed of owning a guitar called the Flying V.  So, right before the concert, the stage The post Ed Cash From We The Kingdom Surprises Brother Scott For Birthday appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Amy Grant In Bike Accident, Recovering At Home
    by 20 the Countdown on August 5, 2022 at 17:05

    Last week, Amy Grant was in an accident while riding her bike with a friend. Thankfully, she was wearing a helmet when her bike hit a pothole.  After a brief hospitalization where she was treated for her injuries, doctors have ordered additional recovery time at home for Amy. Sadly, due to doctor’s orders, she has The post Amy Grant In Bike Accident, Recovering At Home appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Maverick City Music And Kirk Franklin Join The LA Mission To Serve
    by 20 the Countdown on August 5, 2022 at 17:05

    Maverick City Music continues to use their platform for being the hands and feet of Jesus! Last week they sold out tickets in Los Angeles’ Crypto Arena. Joined by Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly and about 12,000 fans, it was an incredible night of worship! It is what happened the next day, however, that meant the The post Maverick City Music And Kirk Franklin Join The LA Mission To Serve appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Ebooks Weekly Deals: Aug. 4–8, 2022
    by Faithlife Staff on August 4, 2022 at 17:00

    These deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add these new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear, or view all of this week’s deals. *** Knowing and Enjoying God This curated collection of quotes, stunning photography, and corresponding devotions from Tim Challies challenges readers to cultivate consistent spiritual habits, offering small

  • Men and the Art of Listening
    by Jamie Turco on August 3, 2022 at 14:59

    We’ve all experienced talking to someone who isn’t listening. And we’ve also been the distracted or inattentive one. As Christian men, perfecting the art of listening has deep implications for how we build meaningful relationships and the kingdom of God. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Men and the Art of Listening
    by Jamie Turco on August 3, 2022 at 14:59

    We’ve all experienced talking to someone who isn’t listening. And we’ve also been the distracted or inattentive one. As Christian men, perfecting the art of listening has deep implications for how we build meaningful relationships and the kingdom of God. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Host a Successful Church Membership Class
    by Mary Jahnke on August 2, 2022 at 17:00

    According to Lifeway Research, “64% of churches either have nothing to assimilate new members, or no systemic plan to move people towards membership.” Imagine if that were true in the workplace . . .  not a good start. Like onboarding and mentorship at work, a church membership class helps people dig in and move forward

  • August’s Free Book: Prayers for Knowing God
    by Faithlife Staff on August 1, 2022 at 17:00

    Prayer and knowing God go hand in hand. This month’s free book, Prayers for Knowing God, helps believers with both. Dr. Tony Evans guides readers through more than fifty prayers that equip you to identify and understand God’s attributes in a devotional way. These prayers encourage: Experiencing God spiritually, emotionally, and personally Recognizing his handiwork

  • Fan Favorite – Hope Darst – “If The Lord Builds The House”
    by 20 the Countdown on July 29, 2022 at 16:58

    Voted on by YOU… Hope Darst – “If The Lord Builds The House” I’ve built up my own nameBut the walls couldn’t standI’ve trusted my own strengthBut it was sinking sandSo I put my ruinsInto Your handsAnd watch You restore themLike only You can Cause if the Lord builds the houseNobody can tear it downIf The post Fan Favorite – Hope Darst – “If The Lord Builds The House” appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Rebecca St. James’ Brothers Lead Entire Arena In Happy Birthday Song
    by 20 the Countdown on July 29, 2022 at 16:57

    It was Rebecca St. James’ birthday last week while she was out on tour with her brothers, Joel and Luke Smallbone, from the band, For King and Country, and one of the sweetest moments of the night happened when the brothers led the entire arena in singing “Happy Birthday!” Check it out: View this post The post Rebecca St. James’ Brothers Lead Entire Arena In Happy Birthday Song appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Amy Grant To Receive This Year’s Kennedy Center Honors For Lifetime Artistic Achievements
    by 20 the Countdown on July 29, 2022 at 16:57

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the selection of five honorees who will receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements, and singer-songwriter, Amy Grant, will be one of them!   The Kennedy center said that over the last 45 years, there have been many gospel singers to receive The post Amy Grant To Receive This Year’s Kennedy Center Honors For Lifetime Artistic Achievements appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • DC Talk Coming Back Together For Brand New Song
    by 20 the Countdown on July 29, 2022 at 16:56

    We have some really exciting news for all of you DC Talk fans out there!  The guys are coming back together for ONE brand new song!    We are getting closer to the release date of TobyMac’s long awaited new album, and for one special song, he called up a couple of his lifelong friends. Listen The post DC Talk Coming Back Together For Brand New Song appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Church Spotlight: From Visiting to Belonging
    by Jamie Turco on July 27, 2022 at 14:57

    When a man walks into a church for the first time, it’s a sacred moment. What often determines what’s next is whether or not that church was ready for him. This week, we’re spotlighting one church’s commitment to bringing a man from visiting to belonging. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Church Spotlight: From Visiting to Belonging
    by Jamie Turco on July 27, 2022 at 14:57

    When a man walks into a church for the first time, it’s a sacred moment. What often determines what’s next is whether or not that church was ready for him. This week, we’re spotlighting one church’s commitment to bringing a man from visiting to belonging. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Fan Favorite – Katy Nichole & Big Daddy Weave – “God Is In This Story”
    by 20 the Countdown on July 22, 2022 at 17:02

    Voted on by YOU… Katy Nichole & Big Daddy Weave – “God Is In This Story” There’s torn up pages in this bookWords that tell me I’m no goodChapters that defined me for so longBut the hands of grace and endless loveDusted off and picked me upTold my heart that hope is never gone God The post Fan Favorite – Katy Nichole & Big Daddy Weave – “God Is In This Story” appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • Brooke Ligertwood Shares Her Passion for Youth Ministry
    by 20 the Countdown on July 22, 2022 at 17:01

    In an interview with MovieGuide, Brooke Ligertwood, recently shared her passion for youth ministry and how much she loves when she gets to sneak into any kind of youth event!  She loves to just be in the room with youth and see the potential they have. Brooke says she gets excited whenever she gets to The post Brooke Ligertwood Shares Her Passion for Youth Ministry appeared first on 20 The Countdown Magazine – Listener Line 1-888-535-2020.

  • 5 Ways Your Sermons Can Preach All Week Long
    by Faithlife Staff on July 20, 2022 at 17:00

    It takes hours to prepare a sermon—then it’s preached in less than one. And in a few days, even the most intent listeners won’t remember what they learned. How can you help make sure your sermons have a chance at being remembered and, more importantly, acted on?  Make good use of sermons well after they’re

  • Men’s Discipleship: The Power of a Plan
    by Jamie Turco on July 20, 2022 at 14:26

    Through the help of a coach, practical training, prayer, and the right resource, here’s how one church in Alabama went from a patchwork approach for men’s discipleship to a ministry plan with a purpose. And how God us using it to lift the church as a whole. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Men’s Discipleship: The Power of a Plan
    by Jamie Turco on July 20, 2022 at 14:26

    Through the help of a coach, practical training, prayer, and the right resource, here’s how one church in Alabama went from a patchwork approach for men’s discipleship to a ministry plan with a purpose. And how God us using it to lift the church as a whole. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Navigating the Journey Together
    by Jamie Turco on July 12, 2022 at 22:10

    “I was in a real dark place, and this all started right at the time I needed it. God always knows what He’s doing.” This week, we’re spotlighting how the men in one Southern California church are on a journey of discovery, friendship, and transformation. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Navigating the Journey Together
    by Jamie Turco on July 12, 2022 at 22:10

    “I was in a real dark place, and this all started right at the time I needed it. God always knows what He’s doing.” This week, we’re spotlighting how the men in one Southern California church are on a journey of discovery, friendship, and transformation. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Finishing the Race
    by Jamie Turco on July 6, 2022 at 21:40

    In some of Paul’s final words to Timothy, he writes in vivid language that his time on earth is over, and he’s satisfied with his life. We, too, want to say, “I gave it my all” as we’re finishing the race. How can we leave a legacy that pleases God? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Finishing the Race
    by Jamie Turco on July 6, 2022 at 21:40

    In some of Paul’s final words to Timothy, he writes in vivid language that his time on earth is over, and he’s satisfied with his life. We, too, want to say, “I gave it my all” as we’re finishing the race. How can we leave a legacy that pleases God? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • 3 Tips to Reinforce Your Slide Messages with Photos
    by Faithlife Staff on July 5, 2022 at 17:00

    Slide presentations are a primary communication tool in worship services. Adding a photo to a church presentation is a great way to support the message of a slide—from song lyrics to announcements to sermon points.

  • Map for the Soul: How to Live In Christ, Like Christ, For Christ
    by Jamie Turco on June 30, 2022 at 18:23

    As men attempt to navigate life, their questions are numerous, deep, and complex. Like Timothy needed Paul, men in search of direction need someone more experienced to guide them. But crucially, they also need a map, and it’s at our fingertips. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Map for the Soul: How to Live In Christ, Like Christ, For Christ
    by Jamie Turco on June 30, 2022 at 18:23

    As men attempt to navigate life, their questions are numerous, deep, and complex. Like Timothy needed Paul, men in search of direction need someone more experienced to guide them. But crucially, they also need a map, and it’s at our fingertips. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • 10 Worship Songs about Trusting God in Hard Times
    by Jennifer Grisham on June 27, 2022 at 17:00

    Some years ago, Carl Trueman asked a question churches today are reckoning with: What can miserable Christians sing? In the midst of a pandemic, people in your services are likely struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, and uncertainty. We can’t know what the future will hold, but we know this: our hope in Christ is secure.

  • Christian Persecution: Baked Into the Cake
    by Jamie Turco on June 22, 2022 at 17:22

    Right now as you read this, millions of Christians are under threat worldwide. Whether you’re in the United States or elsewhere, should you expect Christian persecution? And how should you proceed if you are persecuted for your faith? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Christian Persecution: Baked Into the Cake
    by Jamie Turco on June 22, 2022 at 17:22

    Right now as you read this, millions of Christians are under threat worldwide. Whether you’re in the United States or elsewhere, should you expect Christian persecution? And how should you proceed if you are persecuted for your faith? Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Encourage Your Church to Give over the Summer
    by Faithlife Staff on June 21, 2022 at 17:00

    It’s summer. Families are traveling, attendance is sparse, but your budget hasn’t changed. How can you ward off the summer giving slump and encourage your congregation to give cheerfully so that you stay on track with your church budget? 1. Show the numbers Help people see the issue you see. If giving is behind budget,

  • How to Be a Good Dad: One 5-Letter Word Is Key
    by Lexham Press on June 17, 2022 at 21:00

    The answer to “how to be a good dad” could fill volumes. (Scroll to the end for a few.) But there’s one key that can help translate all the other advice for Christian dads, like the Rosetta Stone.  That’s allowing yourself to be a father shaped by grace.  Read why that matters so much and

  • Legacy: How to Disciple Your Grandchildren and Adult Children
    by Jamie Turco on June 15, 2022 at 18:30

    In this webinar on how to disciple your grandchildren and adult children, gain encouragement and practical ideas as panelists share their real-life successes and failures. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Legacy: How to Disciple Your Grandchildren and Adult Children
    by Jamie Turco on June 15, 2022 at 18:30

    In this webinar on how to disciple your grandchildren and adult children, gain encouragement and practical ideas as panelists share their real-life successes and failures. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Respond to Counterfeit Christians
    by Jamie Turco on June 8, 2022 at 15:43

    Maybe you’ve been hurt or exploited by a counterfeit Christian and your faith was shaken. Or perhaps your loved one is facing that now. Paul knew Timothy also would be exposed to this in the church, and he wanted to prepare and protect him with this advice. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • How to Respond to Counterfeit Christians
    by Jamie Turco on June 8, 2022 at 15:43

    Maybe you’ve been hurt or exploited by a counterfeit Christian and your faith was shaken. Or perhaps your loved one is facing that now. Paul knew Timothy also would be exposed to this in the church, and he wanted to prepare and protect him with this advice. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • A Christian’s Guide to Handling Controversy
    by Jamie Turco on June 1, 2022 at 18:14

    In a culture that thrives on controversy, we’re eager to argue our points. But with what goal? And at what cost? Paul gives a counter-cultural approach to conflict that helps us fight the right battles in the right way with the right definition of victory. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • A Christian’s Guide to Handling Controversy
    by Jamie Turco on June 1, 2022 at 18:14

    In a culture that thrives on controversy, we’re eager to argue our points. But with what goal? And at what cost? Paul gives a counter-cultural approach to conflict that helps us fight the right battles in the right way with the right definition of victory. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Staying Clean in a Dirty World
    by Jamie Turco on May 24, 2022 at 19:51

    Some men in the church get swept up with the false teachings and empty promises of culture, while others cleanse themselves to be set apart for a purpose. In Paul’s letter to Timothy, we see three things we need to do to stay clean in a dirty world. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Staying Clean in a Dirty World
    by Jamie Turco on May 24, 2022 at 19:51

    Some men in the church get swept up with the false teachings and empty promises of culture, while others cleanse themselves to be set apart for a purpose. In Paul’s letter to Timothy, we see three things we need to do to stay clean in a dirty world. Read this post and more on Man in the Mirror.

  • Re-birth
    by Disemi on May 24, 2022 at 04:33

    Dear Mama, How are you doing, I hope you are all packed up and looking forward to seeing one of your favorite pastors, the only tribe that can “CAN” and of course your favorite baby (ME) 😋. Well I am excited and Saturday is looking like 10 years but we can wait, and like you always say, it will be here before I blink. I …

  • God’s prototype for work ~ Norah
    by Disemi on May 23, 2022 at 08:07

    You know the feeling that sickness comes with… It’s that unending drowsiness, the bitter taste in your mouth, the lag. It’s the medicine-induced sleep, the confusion, exhaustion, the fatigue. What gets to you is  your inability to do anything productive. Time just goes and goes and you’re sick and tired of all of it.  Now imagine this happening every other day? With indigestion and nausea peeking in on some mornings. Oh, and you already know your …

  • EXCUSE ME WAITER!
    by chisom on May 19, 2022 at 18:35

    I hate queues! Oh I do but apparently they are inevitable, especially in a country like my motherland, Nigeria. You queue at the gas station, at the grocery store counter, at the airport, at the bus stop (only for BRT). You queue at the ATM and in the banking hall. At the passport office, to buy akara, to get vaccinated and to get permanent voters …

  • Why am I single? ~ Chris
    by Disemi on May 14, 2022 at 07:00

    “Why am I single?” The rhythmic tap tap tap of my keyboard grates on my nerves as I type this. I hit send, and off it goes to my girls group chat.  You’re probably wondering what brought this on, yes? Well, why don’t I start from the beginning.  Three days ago, my sister, Teni invited me for a small get together at her home. Of …

  • Pruning, Preparing, Positioning ~ Tai Awo
    by Disemi on May 13, 2022 at 07:00

    “…and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2b (NLT) Last year was the first time that I ever tried growing vegetables. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of being able to cultivate, from seed to food that would eventually go into my body. See my father is a farmer, but I grew up in the city, …

  • As a WOman thinketh
    by Disemi on May 12, 2022 at 07:00

    Hello yummy mums, I started reading a new book today and I can usually tell from the forward whether it’s a good read or not . You see, I am a book person and if there is one thing besides food 😋 that I spend my money on, it’s books. I am drawn to every genre, I can get lost in fiction, non fiction , …

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