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Student Ministry Idea-Gift Planners

Note regarding this post: Part of the purpose of this blog is to share helpful news of resources from Striving Together, and part of the purpose is to share ideas and thoughts on student ministry. This post falls under both of these purposes. Bear with me as this is more than a commercial for a…

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Why Use Sunday School Curriculum?

Are there some really compelling reasons to use Sunday School curriculum? We believe YES! For nearly two and a half decades, God has developed strong Christians at Lancaster Baptist Church, and a huge part of that process is the Adult Bible Class Ministry and curriculum. Several years ago, through Striving Together Publications, we made a…

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New Curriculum-Grace for the Pace

In a fast-paced world of heavy demands and competing responsibilities, spiritual survival is a challenge. Yet God offers a resource to His children that enables them to far surpass mere survival and finish their course with success and victory. This power is the sustaining grace of God. Many Christians think of grace only in relation…

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New Podcast-4 Attributes of a Spiritual Christian

The April edition of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast has posted from Dr. Paul Chappell. This lesson is entitled “Four Attributes of a Spiritual Christian” It’s a great challenge to Christian leaders, encouraging them to take inventory of their own spiritual lives. This lesson was taught to our staff and served as a great reminder that…

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Introducing Ministry127.com

For many years, God has placed a passion on Dr. Paul Chappell’s heart for independent Baptist leaders to strive together for the faith of the Gospel (Philippians 1:27.) In that spirit, our team has been working for months on a new resource website called Ministry127.com (based upon Philippians 1:27.) Just as the annual Spiritual Leadership Conference…

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New SL Podcast—Scheduling Your Priorities

The March Spiritual Leadership Podcast has posted! You can listen to it above or click here for more information and to receive the complimentary outline! This lesson is entitled Scheduling Your God-Given Priorities. In it, Pastor Chappell gives a practical look at sorting through the chaos of life to actually accomplish that which God would…

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Great Books for Christian Parents

Frequently someone asks what books I would recommend on youth ministry or parenting. They are generally the same books. While there are some good books on youth ministry, the most helpful to youth ministry are those on the family. Whether you are a parent, a youth pastor, or a pastor, I would urge you to…

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Great News about Striving Together!

Great news—Striving Together Publications is growing! Today, we launched several new specials and features: 1. A Beautiful New Home Page—this new home page has been in the works for a couple of months and we’re excited to finally launch it. You’ll find three primary rotating graphics featuring newest resources or specials. Then further down the…

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New SL Podcast—Striving Together

The February edition of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast has just posted! And Pastor Paul Chappell shares an insightful “in-studio” interview regarding the lesson. Originally taught at the Spiritual Leadership Conference 2009, it is entitled “Striving Together.” This lesson focuses on how we should encourage one another in ministry. The Spiritual Leadership podcast is a free…

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New Curriculum—Salt and Light!

Striving Together Publications is excited to announce the soon availability (Feb. 12) of this new adult curriculum from Dr. Mark Rasmussen! This 13 lesson series was over two years in development, and I’m extremely happy with the finished product. Dr. Rasmussen is one of the greatest Christian educators alive today, and you will find this…

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New SL Podcast—By His Spirit

The January edition of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast has just posted! Originally taught this past fall at our staff orientation, this lesson is entitled “By His Spirit.” In it, Pastor Chappell challenges you with what can be done if we will submit to the power of God. The Spiritual Leadership podcast is a free resource…

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Christian Books for the Kindle

Do you have a Kindle? Good news! Striving Together Publications is committed to entering and supporting the digital publishing realm. We are now offering resources for the Kindle digital reader. I’ve been asked several times just today—hence this post. (We are working on the website announcement and links.) Presently, you can find the following books…

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Daily in the Word Now on 450 Stations!

Beginning October 1st (tomorrow), the daily radio ministry of Dr. Paul Chappell will begin airing on the CSN radio network. This means that Daily in the Word is now heard on over 450 radio stations across America and in some foreign countries. Daily in the Word is a 26 minute daily radio program featuring solid…

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USATODAY Reports on the New NIV 2011

Revealing Words from NIV Translators Regarding Their Next Version Thanks to Eric Johnson, Youth Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Newport Beach, CA for twittering the link to this article in USA Today. The article details the planned release of yet another NIV bible in 2011! The most amazing quote from the article was this:…

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What’s a Podcast?

Introducing Our Ministry Podcasts and How to Use Them When it comes to technology and helpful tools, I’ve decided to quit making assumptions. After all, there was a day when I asked this same question—what in the world is a podcast?? (If you are already familiar with the concept, you might want to skip down…

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A Great New Resource — www.thebaptistvoice.com

One of my primary goals in maintaining this blog is to share two types of resources—those that I found helpful personally, and those that we are laboring to provide for others through our ministry. This is one of the latter, so at the risk of sounding like a commercial, I hope you will use and…

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Done—Free eBook in Chinese, Spanish, Romanian

The Free eBook – DONE – is Now Available in Chinese and Spanish Thanks to the help of a wonderful team of burdened volunteers, the minibook DONE is now available as a free eBook in Chines, Spanish, and Romanian. The Spanish version, “HECHO” is also available in printed form through Striving Together Publications. The Chinese…

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Living on God’s Economy—A Great Resource!

This is a small book that every Christian should read! This is a new book from Dr. Paul Chappell that was made available in July. Most of our announcements spotlighted other projects, but this one is well worth being noticed and used! Pastor Chappell did a marvelous job of taking many years of studying, teaching,…

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Download Spiritual Leadership Conference—No Charge!

Over 100 Sessions Plus Videos—A Huge Resource for Christian Leaders! This week it was our joy to host several thousand guests in Lancaster for our annual Spiritual Leadership Conference! What a wonderful week. We are delighted to be able to make the entire conference available soon as a complimentary download from www.strivingtogether.com. This includes over…

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Living Hymns—A Personal Story

During my senior year of high school, the Lord allowed me to meet Dr. Al Smith and have lunch with him. I was visiting Bible colleges with my father and praying about God’s will for my future. Little did I know that God’s will for me would include serving in music ministry. I’ll never forget…

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