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Why Family Discipleship Nights?

by Jeff McKeever

Our church just began a new initiative yesterday: Family Discipleship Nights. This was born out of a desire to help our people see discipleship as a normal activity to which all Christians are called and to equip them to disciple others (e.g., their children, younger men/women, etc.). A dear friend of the ministry and faithful […]

Fellowship in the Gospel Men’s Conf – April 24-25

by Jeff McKeever

Everything you need to know is at, but here are some particulars: Fellowship in the Gospel – FG15 is a Michigan Men’s Conference that is distinctly gospel-centered. From the conference theme to the speakers to the books in the bookstore . . . all of it is designed to help local churches (through their men) […]

Missions Conference Sessions

by Karen Harris

Friday Night: Clete Bontrager, Making Disciples in Detroit / Report from the Field: D-Groups Friday Night: Pierre Maceno, Making Disciples in Haiti / Report from the Island, Part 1 Saturday Morning: Jorge Vasquez, Making Disciples to Make Disciples / Report from the Field Saturday Morning: Pierre Maceno, Making Disciples in Haiti / Report from the […]

With this Kind of Friend, Who Needs the World’s Love

by Jeff McKeever

The intimate conversations Jesus had with His disciples known as the Upper Room Discourse are captured for us in John 13-17. They are so rich with promises that govern how the disciples — both then and now — should live! I’m preaching a short series in John 15 this month. Lord willing, tomorrow I’ll preac the […]

Your Life is Calling

by Jeff McKeever

“Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” 1 Corinthians 7:17 Isn’t it wonderful how the Lord assigns each of His people to a life and, what is more, calls them to it? Before you consider the actual details and contours of your life, Christian, […]

The Reputation of the Church – Part 2

by Jeff McKeever

I’ve been thinking about these words with which Paul charged Titus: “This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town…” Titus 1:5. What was out of order? Was it simply that elders were not appointed or was it something else? The language […]

The Reputation of the Church – Part 1

by Jeff McKeever

What if the church has the same reputation as the society in which it is found? What if when people talk about the sinful people in a certain neighborhood, they don’t make an exception for the people of the church? What if, in effect, the word of God is reviled because of the lifestyle of […]