12/26/15 “The Real Reason Churches Die and People Leave” – Shane Idleman

December 26th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 12/26/15 “The Real Reason Churches Die and People Leave” – Shane Idleman)

In today’s culture, there are countless enticements that pull us away from God. It is my firm belief that, second only to salvation, seeking God is the most important aspect of the Christian life…to truly know God: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
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7/25/15 “Why Are Churches And Pastors Avoiding The ‘S’ Word?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

July 25th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 7/25/15 “Why Are Churches And Pastors Avoiding The ‘S’ Word?” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Many are aware of 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways…,” but often avoid the last command: “Turn from their wicked ways”.
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10/23/14 “Are Churches Avoiding The ‘S’ and ‘R’ Word ?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10/23/14 “Are Churches Avoiding The ‘S’ and ‘R’ Word ?” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

While we are concerned with terrorism, and rightly so, there is a greater threat from within. We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation before our eyes. I recently had the privilege of speaking to ​a select group of ​Congressional staffers in Washington D.C. The message was from 2 Chronicles 7:14,“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
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3-18-14 “Church Hopping is often Fueled by Commercialism” – Pastor Shane Idleman

March 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 3-18-14 “Church Hopping is often Fueled by Commercialism” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

A significant number of people are switching churches and/or discarding relationships. I’ve found that judging instead of loving often plays a role as seen in a recent correspondence, “I continue to move from church to church. I can’t seem to find a place where I fit. I’m beginning to wonder if I’m the problem!” This is an honest question that deserves a closer look. Here are a few more points to consider before leaving a church or discarding fellowship:
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