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One Misconception About Translation in Churches

One Misconception About Translation in Churches

Transformation is hard work. And sometimes it’s the simple misconceptions that get in the way.For example, why do you think translation is important?You might say that we can’t understand and include people who speak other languages without it. Or that without it, we...

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Multilingual Song: We Are the Body of Christ

Multilingual Song: We Are the Body of Christ

This multilingual song is available under an open license. This means you can freely use this song for worship in church. If you want to contribute a singable translation under an open license, feel free to do so and send it to us so we can share it. We currently have...

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How do I deal with culture clash?

How do I deal with culture clash?

Although the apostles and elders protected the gospel from being collapsed into a false one of cultural conformance, they still faced a very practical issue.

After generations of strict Jewish separation from Gentiles, how could these new “Christ communities” worship together?

Could God’s diverse people live as one when some subgroups found the practices of others offensive? Could outsiders accept the people who formerly looked down on them?

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Pentecost Sunday Worship Resources

Pentecost Sunday Worship Resources

Want to create a special Pentecost Sunday worship service this year? To help inspire you, we’ve compiled a list of available worship resources to help you create an amazing Pentecost Sunday.

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My church isn’t very diverse. Now what?

My church isn’t very diverse. Now what?

You’re convinced that your church has a diversity problem. You believe it’s a nonnegotiable gospel issue and have seen the data about your neighborhood. Now what?

It’s tempting to jump immediately into creating a strategic plan or to start scheduling coffee with people, but maybe the first step is to wait instead of act.

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Who is your neighbor? One easy tool to find out.

Who is your neighbor? One easy tool to find out.

Who is your neighbor?
Do you know who lives in your neighborhood?

It’s easy to follow your routine and see the same people day in and day out without really knowing the diverse people that call your city home.

In this article, we’ll teach you how to use Statistical Atlas and US Census data to research your neighborhood.

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Is diversity a gospel issue?

Is diversity a gospel issue?

There is a disconnect between pastors and their congregations. While diversity may be important to church leaders, it would seem that many churchgoers want the segregated status quo.

Is this disconnect between church leaders and churchgoers acceptable?

Is it a matter of preference, or is diversity actually a gospel issue?

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