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C.E.A.S.E., Inc. Hosts Church Support Staff Conference

Leading professionals in the world of Christian Executive Administration are coming together from across the nation to provide support, empowerment, and enlightenment for other executive and administrative support staff in the second annual C.E.A.S.E. conference. “C.E.A.S.E., Inc. was founded in November 2009, by Beverly Robinson, Executive Assistant to Bishop T.D. Jakes, Senior Pastor of The […]

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The Dream-Giver (GT Connext)

In our September/October 2012 issue Pastor Brenda Timberlake offered some of her invaluable insight into the power of discovering and walking in your dream—your passion. World-changers and leaders carry out their mission statements with gusto, focusing on their goal, which is at all times rooted in their dream, vision and passion. Make sure you read […]

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The Genesis of Perspective (GT Connext)

In his September/October 2012 Gatekeepers column, Dr. Sam Chand offered phenomenal insight on 8 common challenges and experiences of today\’s leaders. The key to success is being aware of them, recognizing them and learning how to conquer them. Make sure you grab the September/October 2012 issue to read Dr. Chand\’s invaluable ideas! [table id=31 /] […]

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Pastor Fred Luter’s Innovative Church Growth Strategy: “F.R.A.N.gelism” (GT Connext)

Pastor Fred Luter’s Innovative Church Growth Strategy: “F.R.A.N.gelism” (GT Connext)

Before he was the newly elected President of the Southern Baptist Convention—the country’s largest Protestant denomination—Pastor Fred Luter was a widely respected mega-church pastor with a mega-heart for the New Orleans community he serves! His local church Franklin Avenue Baptist Church has been instrumental in reaching out to and rebuilding the lives of many in […]

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Photo Gallery: Always Sisters Forever Brothers

From July 19-21, CeCe Winan’s “Always Sisters Forever Brothers” Conference touched the lives of many. Featuring conference guests Judge Greg Mathis, Israel Houghton, Delores “Mom” Winans, Alvin Love, Nia Allen, Deborah Joy Winans, and Pastor Dianne Manusama and concert guests Akintunde, Jessica Reedy, Canton Jones, KiKi Sheard, and Tye Tribbet, the ASFB Conference changed the […]

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Group of Black Pastors (CAAP) Opposes President Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

In Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 31st the Black clergy group, The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) led by Rev. William Owens, President and Founder, announced at a conference their opposition towards President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. Other leaders of the nationally televised press conference included Rev. Dean Nelson, the Executive Director for the Network […]

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The Truth About Becoming A Man

The Truth About Becoming A Man

What is the truth about becoming a man? In my experience, a “man” is a mature male who loves someone or some cause more than himself. I was a typical carefree and irresponsible 11 year old when I joined the Boy Scouts in 1981. My Scoutmaster was very serious about developing leadership skills in his […]

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Live from Gary, IN with Pastor Corey Brooks

Live from Gary, IN with Pastor Corey Brooks

Pastor Corey Brooks (@coreybbrooks) of New Beginnings Church of Chicago is walking from New York City to Los Angeles to raise awareness about and reduce the incidence of gun violence in his home of Chicago and in communities across the country. While walking through Gary, Indiana, the local police called Pastor Brooks to a home […]

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How Black is the Bible? | The Truth About Africentrism & Scripture

Over 25 years ago, I began my freshman year at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan.  As a Christian college student, I wanted to make a difference for Christ on the campus, particularly with my fellow African-American students. So, I began sharing my faith. As I did this, “Afrocentrism” (also known as “Africentrism”) was in […]

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The Truth about Anti-Intellectualism in the Church

The Truth about Anti-Intellectualism in the Church

On more than one occasion, I have heard something like this, “Great sermon today Reverend…I saw the Holy Ghost on you and NOT the seminary!” or “it [ministry] don\’t take all that [education]…the Bible is simple.”Have you noticed that some church folks have negative or at best mixed feelings about formal religious training? While we […]

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