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Creating Trust and Order

There are two kinds of trust that every functioning team needs to cultivate: relationship trust and responsibility trust. Relationship trust creates emotional safety within the team because the members know their leader is consistent, and vice versa. Responsibility trust means the leader is confident in the work that the team does, and the team knows…

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Fifty-Five Years and Counting

This year is the fifty-fifth year since the Lord miraculously changed my life forever. It was a night I will never forget. What has happened since then is nothing short of miraculous. Thank you, Jesus!  I knew instantly that I would spend the rest of my life sharing what the Lord had done for me…

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Financial Stewardship

Jesus said trusting Him with our money was the least use of our faith (Luke 16:9–11). If we can’t do that which is least, then we can’t do the greater things. This is very important to understand.  I think the whole key to biblical prosperity is to look at yourself as a steward and not…

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Shaping Your Future

God has given you the responsibility to oversee your own life.  Even though it’s our responsibility, we can rely on God’s grace, God’s promises, God’s Word, God’s nature inside us, and the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us along the way. We can all choose the direction of our lives. Praise God!  Since we…

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Galatians: Speaking the Truth in Love

When was the last time someone you respected corrected you? Telling the truth, even if it means risking rejection, is a strong indication of someone’s genuine concern. In the book of Galatians, we have a front-row seat to the Apostle Paul’s loving but stern correction to the Galatian church.  Galatia is the same region where…

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Discover How God Sees You

There is a desire inside all human beings to make a difference in the world. But how can you make a difference in the lives of others if you don’t understand who you are and how God sees you? The good news is you are a child of God! And as a child of God,…

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Shepherding God’s Sheep: The Job of a Pastor

The mission of tending to the flock of God is not an easy one, and having compassion for God’s people is only one aspect of a pastor’s responsibilities. From discipleship and laboring in the Word to helping church members reach their full potential—pastors have their work cut out for them. Fortunately, the Association of Related…

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Charis Vision Expands

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to everyone that is to come.  Psalm 71:17–18  The Lord has used Psalm…

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Take Time for God

Ministry is a rewarding calling, and ministers are blessed by God to do His work on this earth. Yet ministers often find themselves burned out and struggling to remember the desire for ministry they had at the beginning of their journey.  If this sounds like you, then you need to make time for the Lord…

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Success in Business — God’s Way

Hearing the call of God on your life can be a miraculous experience, but it can be difficult knowing how and when to pursue that call. Fortunately, the Business School at Charis Bible College provides both a biblical foundation and cutting-edge business strategies that equip people to overcome such a challenge.  Dana Ecklund, a graduate…

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