LPi & Greater Mission Form New Alliance to Strengthen Church Ministry

In the midst of a global pandemic, LPi and Greater Mission, LLC are proving that they are stronger than ever by forming a strategic alliance to build on the multiple ways they serve the Church and faith-based organizations.

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4 Reasons Why First Time Guests Are Not Joining Your Church

People are more willing than ever to attend churches further away if it means their spiritual needs are being met. If you find yourself with a revolving door parish, here are four things to consider that help first-time visitors become life-long members.

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When Sacrifice Becomes Mundane

But by now, these Lenten resolutions are no longer novelties — they’ve joined the ranks of everyday inconveniences, which somehow are the hardest to bear. Because transformation, in real life, happens in inches, just as a battle is won slowly.

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Our Heart is Restless

Freedom in God’s Commands

In this culture of faux freedoms, God is calling us back to Himself. We are free to choose to follow Him or not, but we are not free to choose the consequence of that choice. Only in choosing to follow Christ do our hearts find the answer to our deepest longings.

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4 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2021

As we delve into 2021, most of us are experiencing social media burnout. So, where does that leave parishes that have been using social media to communicate? At a crossroads. Here are four social media trends parishes should watch for this year.

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The Unlikely Suspects

Sometimes, Scripture readings can feel like a nature walk. All of salvation history plays out against the backdrop of the natural world, with all elements of God’s creation — plants and animals and the dust of the earth — turning in a performance.

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See, then Show

Peter, James, and John were witnesses to God’s glory. A witness is one who first sees, then shows. Jesus had asked them to hold everything they had witnessed in their hearts until the appropriate time to show.

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Lent in 2021

If your parish is looking for new ways to engage and invite your parishioners into deeper communion with Christ this Lent, take a look at one parish’s COVID-19 Lenten schedule, and adapt it based on your parish’s wants and needs.

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The Unfailing Goodness of God

Yes, God is all-good and all-knowing. So when He gives us free will, He knows what we will do with it. However, He is also all-powerful. He can and will bring good from any situation, any tragedy, or even any instance where someone ignores Him.

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Journey with Christ

Adjust to Scarcity

Lent invites us into the desert. As the Spirit drove Jesus into the desert, so the Spirit drives us into that same place of peace filled scarcity. We live a simpler, more reflective life hoping to confront the demons that bind us to our weakness and imperfections.

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This Lent, Begin by Focusing on Yourself

As we begin to prepare our communities for the upcoming Lenten season, it’s time to admit something difficult but truthful: we can’t fill our parishioners’ spiritual buckets if ours are running on empty. Following are some ways you can step back and renew your faith.

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Be Made Clean

Profound Healing

According to Leviticus, skin diseases, as well as scars and burns, render persons unclean. What is at stake here is the question of contagion and the health of the community. Because of their condition, the sick person was ostracized from the community.

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The Audacity of Holiness

The holy person sees a storm on the horizon of life, and rather than give themselves over to fear and despair (natural and understandable reactions), regards the gathering winds as an opportunity to rely more fully on God.

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