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Priorities Series: Cultural Transformation

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the eighth and final entry in our “Priorities” series. Today’s post is on Cultural Transformation, and comes from Don Poest, Interim General Secretary for the Reformed Church in America. Enjoy! “Transformed and Transforming is something the Holy Spirit has called the Reformed Church in America to do.  It is a call to live and love like …

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Priorities Series: Church Strengthening

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the seventh entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Church Strengthening. Enjoy! Acts 2 provides a vivid picture of the intersection between faith-based leadership and the work of the Holy Spirit. This combination gave birth to the early church, and has fueled thriving churches ever since. Lesson 1: The Holy Spirit shows …

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Priorities Series: Multiplication

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the sixth entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Multiplication. Enjoy! “Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.  He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. They served as judges for the people at all times. …

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Priorities Series: Leadership Development – Apprenticing

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the fifth entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Leadership Development – Apprenticing. Enjoy! Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with our series on Priorities.  So far, you’ve read about Kingdom-focused prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and servant leadership.  If you haven’t read them, now is a great time to catch up! This week, we’re …

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Priorities Series: The Test of Christian Leadership – Servanthood?

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the fourth entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Servant Leadership. Enjoy! The words of Jesus haunted me as a new pastor: “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35 NIV). Well, sure Jesus. That’s a great idea. But what does that mean? How can a servant lead and …

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Priorities Series: Discipleship

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the third entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Discipleship. Enjoy! Frequently we notice growth after it happens—when we’re not watching. Mostly, I think it’s because we expect growth to only feel exciting. But growth, growing, involves changing and breaking. Growth involves growing pains. Are there areas in your life that the Lord may want to …

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Priorities Series: Evangelism – It May Be Easy to Preach and Teach, But …

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: This is the second entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. Today’s focus is Evangelism. Enjoy! As a pastor I found Evangelism easy to preach and teach. But living evangelism out in my daily life – well that was entirely different. It’s a truth that hit me hard on two related occasions. The first occasion occurred one Easter season following …

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Priorities Series: Kingdom-Focused Prayer

NOTE FROM LUMINEX: Today is the first entry in an 8-week series on Priorities. We are delighted to have Jon Sherrill, Lead Pastor at Fifth Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, begin our series by writing about Kingdom-Focused Prayer. Enjoy!   In the ancient world, when a disciple said to their rabbi, “Teach us to pray,” the disciple was asking for much …

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Priorities …

Happy New Year! As we enter 2018, we thought it would be appropriate to begin the new year with a series on Priorities. The series will cover eight written blogs, and will begin on January 8 and conclude on February 26. In the Priorities series you will hear perspectives on key Luminex priorities from eight different writers, some of whom are part of …