The Bridge Builder – Famous Poem

This famous poem challenges us to live for those who come after us. What will you leave behind?

The Bridge Builder Poem

Will Allen Dromgoole wrote over 7,500 poems, 5,000 essays, and thirteen published books. This poem is one of her most famous. It was often reprinted and remains popular today.

“The Bridge Builder” poem is still a favorite of preachers and motivational speakers.

This poem is a tremendous preaching and teaching illustration. It reminds the listener that we have a responsibility to help those that will come after us by how we choose to live today.

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Bible Verses For Atheists & Agnostics

Do you know an adamant unbeliever that needs Jesus? These powerful Bible verses for atheists and agnostics may help them see the light.

Bible Verses For Atheists & Agnostics

Atheism and agnosticism are on the rise. This is not due to new evidence against God or man’s evolution.

The real reason may surprise you!

While there are significant differences between atheists and agnostics, the end result is the same. The rejection of Christ and eternity in Hell. Click To Tweet (more…)

Pastor Search – Pastors Don’t Grow On Trees

Pastors are crucial to God’s work.  As we endeavor to plant churches, we must have more men of God.  But where do we find them? 

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Have you ever considered where pastors come from?  It may seem like a weird question at first glance, yet it is vital that we know the answer.  

Pastors are crucial to God’s work.  They are the under-shepherds of local assemblies leading in the stead of Christ.  Pastors are called to lead, feed, guide, and protect the flock of God.  

Faithful pastors are worth more than their weight in gold.  (And for some, that's a lot of gold!) Click To Tweet

A Church’s success in obeying the Lord is significantly affected by her pastor.  Churches tend to take on the personality, passion, and position of their pastors.  This is a blessing with a Godly, faithful, and committed man of God.  Also, it can be a curse with an ungodly, unmotivated, or unfaithful pastor.  

A church that lacks vision, clarity, doctrine, energy, etc. usually has someone at the helm who isn’t providing them.  A church that has drive, sound doctrine, passion, urgency, soul winning ministries, baptisms, etc. has a faithful pastor leading the way.  

A critic may complain that we are placing too much emphasis on the pastor. “What about Christ?” they ask.  Of course, the Lord is the head of the church.  He is the founder, builder, and protector of His Bride.  But don’t forget that it was our Lord’s idea to commission pastors to lead the flock.  

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Compelling Reasons Every Preacher Should Exercise

Preaching God’s Word is a priceless privilege. Also, it is one of the most stressful jobs on the planet. Spiritual battle, mental strain, emotional stress, and physical neglect create a devastating recipe for bad health.

Compelling Reasons Every Preacher Should Exercise

1 Samuel 4:15–18
“Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.

And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?

And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.

And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.”

Many preachers struggle with their physical health.

There are two stereotypical extremes of preachers. The first is the “plastic preacher.” He looks like a Ken doll with every hair in place, six-pack abs, and way too much emphasis on his appearance.

The second is the “plump preacher.” He is overweight, unfit, and gives way too little thought to his appearance.

Both extremes should be avoided like the plague.

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How To Write A Compelling Author Bio

Your author bio can help make or break your writing career. Follow these simple steps to write a compelling bio that will not only help sell your current book but also create interest in future projects.

How To Write A Compelling best-selling Author Bio

An author spends countless hours working on a project. There is joy and relief when the main content of the book is completed. Yet, there is still much work to be done!

The finishing aspects of your book will require the same focus and attention to detail as your content. Don’t overlook the importance of cover design, front book material, back of book synopsis, sales copy, etc.

Unless you are being published by a traditional publisher, you will have to do much of this work yourself. Paid access to our Christian Writer’s Club will walk you through the process of writing a book from start to finish with coaching along the way. Access is limited. Sign-up here for updates.

One of the most underestimated, elements of the book writing process is the author biography.

The author bio allows people to get to know you, establishes your authority, explains why they should listen to what you have to say, and helps you sell your products.

A well-written bio (with minor changes) will be used on your website, in sales copy, and in future products.

These principles can be adapted for use in projects other than books as well. Compare your existing biographical information on websites, brochures, etc. with the tips below.

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