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Church Strengthening Team Blog

Dallas Baptist Association’s church strengthening team helps churches discover how to

equip & multiply disciples who share the gospel where they live, work & play.

Thankful

What are you thankful for? That is a question that we are all going to get a lot this time of year. I pray we are all rolling into the holiday season with thankful hearts. Thankful for family and friends (and delicious food!). Many of us when asked, “What are you...

More Power to You

A careful examination of much of the headline news in American culture today reveals dysfunction around issues of power. The desire to gain or maintain power over another person results in abhorrent behavior such as bullying, sexual harassment, and...

Listening to the Community

I'll admit it. Sometimes I have trouble listening to people because I think I know more than they do. I think I've got a better idea. Are you guilty, too? In Christian ministry, listening to the community is essential before swooping in to "fix" a problem....

Relocation: The importance of “being there”

We hope you are enjoying the church strengthening team's new blog. This week, we begin a series of posts based on the 8 principles of Christian community development explained in the book Making Neighborhoods Whole (2013) by Wayne Gordon and John Perkins....