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News for the week of Friday, February 1, 2013

Guest Columnist
It’s Time to Quit ‘Coming’ to Church
It’s not what you think. Last November’s election results proved both perplexing and telling. And now with all the talk about flying over the fiscal cliff, panic and finger-pointing dominate the media landscape. America has spoken loud and clear. Her statement deserves a measured response. The true church of the living God must respond boldly and decisively. [Read More]

80-20 Rule Needs to Be Reversed
It’s high time that the 80-20 rule should mean that at least 80 percent of the members of any church are active, contributing members and that at least 80 percent of the people tithe and give regularly to support the Lord’s work. [Read More]

Guest Columnist
The Main Reasons People Leave a Church
But all the research studies of which I am aware, including my own, return to one major theme to explain the exodus of church members: a sense of some need not being filled. In other words, these members have ideas of what a local congregation should provide for them, and they leave because those provisions have not been realized. [Read More]


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