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The abundance of resources available on the Web requires a new level of discipline.  After nearly 30 years in the ministry, the Rev. G. Lee Ramsey Jr. knows writing sermons week after week isn’t easy. It’s not so much writers’ block, he says. The hard part is creating a focused sermon that gives the congregation something to chew on.

 

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Sermon Inspiration for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A Calm Heart in Troubled Waters "The Lord is our refuge and help in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9-20). With God, the...

Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It...

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Sat, Jun 30, 2018 - 09:00 am
Frances Taylor Gench will preach and lead a workshop entitled “When the Bible Raises Your Blood Pressure: Faithful Wrestling with...

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