Ministry Briefing for April 27: Westboro Founder Dies, Cohabitation, Driscoll, and 47 other stories you need to know!
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Each week, Matt Steen and I search high and low for the top things that (we think) every church leader should be reading. Then we write a short ‘just the facts’ paragraph; include a link to the full resource, and package it in a beautiful PDF (or MOBI or ePUB for your Kindle, iPad, or Tablet).
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This week, we have some fascinating stories.
For example… did you know that the length of a relationship before cohabitation is linked as a key factor in divorce?
Or that 20 former pastors from Mars Hill are asking for formal mediation with Pastor Mark Driscoll?
And how about the large megachurch whose staff said they would work for free if they needed to. (And why would they do that?)
And if you’re looking for new ideas: one church is doing a new sermon series on the gospels centered around a ‘detective’ theme.
Another church is expanding to 10 locations. And one denomination is now offering ‘gluten-free’ communion options.
We think you’ll find all of it interesting.
But even more, we think you’ll find something each week that will encourage you, train you, spur on a great idea. Plus there will usually be at least one story to make you angry; one to make you cry; and one to make you laugh out loud.
Just ’cause that’s how we roll.
Here’s what you’ll read THIS WEEK in Ministry Briefing.