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Passion for Church

December 6, 2014

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Author: Ken Lytle Have you ever lost your passion for church?  I have.  It can be difficult to be passionate about church when there is not a healthy local church to attend and the local conference is doing very little to provide good leadership. When it comes to church, we have Biblical and Spirit of […]

Missionless Local Churches

October 25, 2013

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Author: Ken Lytle Stop thinking your local church is healthy and functional!!!  If your local church is not growing spiritually and physically every year, then it is dysfunctional and stagnate.  How are you to know?  Does your church have regular meetings and activities that plan for physical growth?  Does your local church have a five-year plan for […]

SEEDS FOR REVIVAL – Functional Structures

May 8, 2013

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Ken Lytle Church is all about mission.  If any part of your church is not about seeking and saving the lost, then it needs to be restructured or done away with.

Adventist Country Club

March 26, 2013

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Author: Ken Lytle Is your local church an Adventist Country Club or Adventist Mission Headquarters?  The Bible and Spirit of Prophecy clearly teach that the church is designed for mission.  Everything about church must be centered around seeking and saving the lost in the surrounding community.  If any church department, office, or activity is not about seeking and […]

Where is the Church?

March 16, 2013

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Author: Ken Lytle Where is the Church?  As I served as an Adventist minister I was completely immersed in Church culture.  Just about everything I did was with and for the Church.  As a spiritual leader I made sure my church members had multiple opportunities to be trained as modern-day missionaries and had organized outreach […]

From the Foundation Up

January 15, 2013

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Author: Lonnie Wibberding It is of interest that Jesus doesn’t give more instruction for how His church should be organized. There is some instruction in the letters of Paul, which are guided by the Holy Spirit (and we will look at them in time). But in the Gospels themselves, we get little direction on how to […]

Called to Plant Churches

April 10, 2012

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Has God called you to “stop playing church”?  Are you ready to create a place where people can truly meet Jesus and grow in His amazing grace?  If so, I invite you to begin praying about developing a church planting team (or join one) to work towards planting a healthy and growing church. Q&A Do we need […]

Jesus said, “Go!”

September 14, 2011

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Jesus said, “Go!” Not… “Stay and play church.” Those who take on the name of Christ (Christian) have been given a GREAT COMMISSION that involves GOING to those who need Jesus and hope.  Once we have surrendered all into the hands of God, we are then filled with the love, power, and wisdom needed to […]

Great Ideas From a Texas Church Plant

May 27, 2011

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Our Church is in need of some visitor-friendly, family-focused, spiritually-balanced, and mission-driven churches.  Many Adventist churches across the country and around the world are lukewarm and in need of life.  This does not mean we need to create a bunch of cheap grace, rock & roll churches.  But we do need to rethink how we […]

Adventism, Mission Catalyst, and Church Planting

May 8, 2011

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Awhile back I wrote an article about how the magazine Adventist Today is not really Adventist or at least has a lot of work to do to get back on track.  In the article I talked about how they were promoting an offshoot organization called Mission Catalyst.  Adventist Today published a letter that Ron Gladden […]