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Holy Hoops Basketball Outreach (5/1/2004)
  Sometimes, Christians get into the habit of thinking of the church as a club for members only. This article discusses how one congregation opened its doors to the community using an open-gym basketball program, and how that program worked for the good of the church.
The Secrets of Performance Ministry (5/1/2004)
  Ardan James, The Animated Illusionist, has opened for the likes of Ray Romano and Michael W. Smith. His comedy act has taken him to 12 countries and has given him opportunity to perform on TV shows like Star Trek Voyager! In The Secrets of Performance Ministry, Mr. James and Bauer, a puppet who thinks he's real, share a bit about how their ministry-based perfomances work, and how you can use your talents and skills in a similar way.
Advertising and the Christian Message (10/1/2005)
  Advertising provides us with the opportunity to develop an awareness of the fit between the idea being advertised and our interests. But how useful is advertising in the congregational setting? This article provides one perspective.
Mocha Ministry-Coffee House Churches (5/1/2004)
  In June, 2003, a group of St. Louis seminarians known as Christ in the City began renovating an abandoned church building, utilizing the service help of area youth, volunteers from the Concordia system, and ex-prisoners from the Acts 1:8 Mission Society Care Team. Outreach via a coffee house church is the ultimate goal, but outreach is also the means as Christ in the City seeks to touch a community with the love of Jesus.
Skit: Apologetics: A Disciple Discussion (11/11/2011)
  The great commission was given to encourage us to share God's word. We also have many different gifts but God uses us all to share his message. Only you talk to all the people you talk to.
Review: The Emergent Church (4/26/2007)
  Newbie DCE, Alaina Kleinbeck, touches on gender gaps and ministry to young adults by reviewing Dan Kimball's book, "The Emerging Church".
Lock-In: Bread of Life (11/16/2011)
  This lock-in/servant event is intended to focus on the ordinary substance of bread with the prayer that God will use that also to accomplish the spectacular.
Skit: Sitting on a Log (2/1/2007)
  This short dialogue skit points to themes of personal witness. You don't have to cross the ocean to be a missionary; God can use you in your own backyard.
Skit: The Bench (4/1/2004)
  A jogger sees a solitary man sitting on the same bench each day as he runs past. A few seconds and a couple words could make an eternal difference in the man's life. Will the jogger be too late? Find out in this simple yet compelling skit.
Skit: An Old Lady, A Door, and A Taxi (4/9/2010)
  A monologue dealing with the least of these and the affect of one.
Real Outreach: Who's Teaching You? (12/19/2012)
  Are you learning outreach practices from people who are doing outreach well?
 

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