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Candace Cameron Bure

Kind is the New Classy

As a woman in today’s world, you know the pressure you feel on all sides to conform to society’s expectations. In her new book, Kind...
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Jesus is the Model

I have been overseeing a threaded online discussion with dozens of pastors from around the world.  Has been interesting as always. My beginning - "Jesus...
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Trader Joe’s Employees – My Kind of People

A friend and I attended a pastor’s conference awhile back. It was a pretty relaxed group; some might say too relaxed! At the end,...
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Kindness in the News

Belle and Abby: Kindness in Middle School for All Belle holds open one door, Abby the other, and they go to work. "Morning Jack! How's football...
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8 Projects to Try Out This Fall

I'm often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California, or Seattle where it apparently...
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How’s Your Smile?

Since I was a child I’ve been told there is healing power in a smile. As with a lot of gifts, the giver can...
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Kindness Now: A Biblical Overview, Part 1

Why Kindness?   The concept of demonstrating God’s Kindness is not a new idea.  The pattern of Kindness is shown clearly in the character of God...
Laurence Chrouch

Larry’s Last Words

Comedian Stephen Wright says he wishes his first words would have been “Quote” so at the end of life his life he could just...
Explore God

Explore God/Chicago 2019

WHAT IS EXPLORE GOD CHICAGO 2019? Explore God Chicago 2019 is a Community Outreach Initiative led by a committee of local pastors and business and...
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OUTREACH & EVANGELISM

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Keep It Simple.

Even though we have a dozen points here about starting vital outreach the basic idea behind Servant Evangelism is quite simple. My tendency is...
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#2. Don’t Replace the Word “Evangelism.”

Many have felt the need to play with the “E” word thinking it is offensive or out of date. The words we use to...
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#17.5 Smile, a LOT!

Some of those you seek to serve will be fearful of your offer of kindness. After all, they have never had someone offer to...

LEADERSHIP

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The Lifespan of Generosity

The Return on a Seed It was something simple. Just a few donuts to the...
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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously.

When God is up to something exciting we naturally get excited. That thrill can go...
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Make Heroes Out of Many

Make heroes out of as many people as you can as you start outreach. You...
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Assignment #3: Just Start!

There isn’t much to mess up in this equation except your lack of action. Just...
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Fund What Works.

Invest your outreach dollars wisely. Don’t give your leadership blessing willy-nilly to all things that...

LIFE LESSONS

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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously.

When God is up to something exciting we naturally get excited. That thrill can go in an odd direction if we take our results...

MEDIA

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Great Connections

Just got back from several days of conferencing in southern California. It has been a while since I last was in a highly charged...
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The Lifespan of Generosity

The Return on a Seed It was something simple. Just a few donuts to the night shift guy and they’d be on their way....
two too serious

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously.

When God is up to something exciting we naturally get excited. That thrill can go in an odd direction if we take our results...
water group

Make Heroes Out of Many

Make heroes out of as many people as you can as you start outreach. You will need a large team that feels celebrated to...