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The Thankfulness of Squanto

On December 21, 1620, a group of English separatists – people we now refer to as “pilgrims” – landed at Plymouth Rock. There were 102 people who had boarded the Mayflower when it sailed from England, but two had perished during the disease-ridden 66-day voyage. After reaching land, they entered headfirst into a devastatingly cold and windy winter. Their food …

The Perseverance of Christ on the Cross

My prayer is that even though we are physically quarantined, we might be spiritually liberated like never before. That in the hours leading up to Easter, as we fix our focus on Christ on the cross, we’ll be awed afresh by the glorious manifestation of God’s love – immeasurably wide, unspeakably high, unfathomably long, indescribably deep. Christ on the cross …

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Five Functions of an Executive Pastor

The executive pastor role is considered vital for medium to large size churches. Yet the core functionality of executive pastors is often misunderstood or overlooked. With an assist from xpastor.org, and taking into account over 12 years of serving as an executive pastor with three different churches, Mike Gafa explains how executive pastors perform five essential functions. Watch the video …

Three Kinds of Results – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 8: Episode 16

On today’s Whiteboard Wednesday video, Mike Gafa gives insight on three kids of results churches need to be tuned into, and that are vital in different yet intertwined ways. Adapted from Innovating Discipleship by Will Mancini, today’s content can be a game-changer for pastors and church leaders.

Dine & Drive! Free Church Planter Event

Are you a church planter, or a future church planter? Are you a church leader with a desire to learn more about how to develop your leaders to become church planters? Are you planning to be at Exponential Chicago on November 5-6? If you answered “yes” to the questions above, please join us in Chicago for the first annual Luminex Dine & …