Ouxano: How To Begin Doing Family Devotions In Your Home

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[display_podcast] Always remember that God has entrusted your kids to you and therefore, you are the primary disciplers of your kids.  Now, while there are no guarantees, we are still called to offer them every opportunity to come to Jesus and grow in their relationships with Him. So, today we’re going to spend some time talking about family devotions.  This is often a dreaded concept for some parents because they are afraid that their kids are going to ask some questions that they are not pre … [Read more...]

Effectively Equipping Our Churches Webcast: Worship Leaders & Men’s Ministry with Joel Weldon & Dave Murrow


This video is about Equipping our Churches for the 21st century. Statistics show that America's mainline denominational Christian churches are on the decline. Is it too late to save them? If not, what can be done? Author and speaker Dave Murrow (Why Men Hate Going to Church) and worship leader / church consultant Joel Weldon (O2 Worship) discuss strategies churches can adopt to engage and grow their congregations. **This video has been edited for time constraints of our live webcast.  To see … [Read more...]

Church For Men: Why Churches Are Stage-Driven


[display_podcast] When Christians gather, they spend the bulk of their time watching stage presentations. Worship services. Seminars. Classes. Conferences. Workshops. All the while, they interact with someone standing in front of them – either speaking or leading them in song. The early Christians did meet to hear sermons and teaching. But their focus seemed to be outside the walls of the church — serving God adventurously, working in small teams. I can’t imagine they spent more than 80% of the … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Prayer Is All About You (submitting to God)!

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[display_podcast] In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the importance of prayer when we read the Bible as part of our personal daily devotional time.  If reading the Bible is part of a growing Christian walk with God, then talking, communicating, having honest and open conversations must be part of your Spiritual growth as well. One thing I do is start out by reading a Psalm. It tends to help put me into a worshipful mindset, from which I am more open to hearing from God, and I am more pr … [Read more...]

Ouxano: Understanding Old Testament Poetry

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we ask the following questions:  What exactly is Old Testament Poetry? How does it vary from other writings in scripture?  And, how does it help tell the story of God’s Word and how does it apply to my story, today? The Bible was written for you, so you may be surprised at how applicable these age-old poems are to life in the 21st century. Old Testament Poetry consists of the Book of P … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Using Music In Family Devotions

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:Including music for the sake of worship is not an easy task for most peopleIf you’re not musically inclined, what do you do? Before we get into the “how” part of including music in your family worship, there’s one other step we need to take first…Talk with your family about the “WHY” behind singing…Why do we sing to God in the first place? It’s not only that it’s fun (though it is), it’s one way that we worship God. A … [Read more...]