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Nuts and Bolts: Growing Money

In Audio by Steve Higginbotham

We gave five families $500 each and asked them to grow that money, be good stewards, and spend a quarter brainstorming as a family how to best help people with that money. The elders publicly commissioned them, and the fathers and sons reported back to the congregation how they used the money and what they learned. Some of the positives …

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How Should the Church Handle an Unwed Pregnancy in the Youth Group?

In Audio by Steve Higginbotham

There is good news. According to the Centers for Disease Control, teen pregnancy rates are at a historic low. Among the reasons is an apparent decline in sexual activity among teenagers. Yet still there are more than 300,000 babies born to teen mothers a year. Most are underprepared for parenthood. When sin has occurred, how should the church handle it? …

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2 for 1 Class: Pornography

In Audio by PTP Panel

The following two topics: Vance Hutton – Is Pornography “Sexual Immorality’?” Does a wife have a right to divorce and remarry because she caught her husband looking at pornography? Phil Sanders -Preparing for What’s Coming: 8 Harmful Effects of Pornography  

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Capturing the Power of Members

In Audio by Paul Sain

Often the problem is not having workers to accomplish the urgent work of the Master. It is harnessing the available resources. Youth, retirees, widows, and widowers are excellent workers. What specific tasks are available for each that will win souls, encourage others, strengthen the flock, produce a better reputation for the church? Recognizing a busy membership reduces troubles, discontent, and …

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Ministering to the Guilty Party

In Audio by Mark Posey

Finding little material from within churches of Christ on this issue, I developed a ministry paradigm. Many churches ignore the problem or ostracize the guilty party. However, his/her soul’s need is great.