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God created us to live out our faith within the body of Christ. Through the community of our local church we learn to engage other believers through the common practice of worship, service, prayer, celebration, confession, and other activities with the shared goal of knowing and experiencing Christ in a fuller, more complete way.

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Encountering God in Advent

Encountering God in Advent

Your time to explore with God the real meaning of Advent and of Christmas


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Facing Gossip and Criticism as a Leader

Facing Gossip and Criticism as a Leader

How to learn from it when others hurt you
Why Did Early Christians Emphasize Church as Family?

Why Did Early Christians Emphasize Church as Family?

Spiritual formation happens best with others, and family is the best example of Christian community
5 Reasons to Quit Your Church

5 Reasons to Quit Your Church Subscriber access only

But why you should stay anyway
Married . . . to My Church?

Married . . . to My Church? Subscriber access only

One commitment can teach us a lot about the other
My Sister, the Church

My Sister, the Church Subscriber access only

She may have faults, but I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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Our editors have compiled the best on Church Life topics from the archives. Here you'll find fresh, relevant, and honest articles that makes Today's Christian Woman a mentor to thousands of women.

I Found Community

Sure, it's risky doing life together in a small group. But the rewards outweigh the risks.
Why This?
Hollie Baker-Lutz discusses the powerful spiritual benefits of being in a small group.
Leadership, the AA Way

Leadership, the AA Way

Getting real and leading authentically
Why This?
Author Nicole Unice explores the importance of self-examination and authenticity in the lives of ministry leaders.

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Outreach + Service

Outreach + Service

Jesus told us to go into the world and share the good news of the gospel. So we model and testify to those outside the Christian faith, to introduce them to Jesus and the kingdom of God. We honor God and others by making a difference in someone's life through thoughtful and loving help, advocacy, and compassion. We go beyond ourselves to act for the good of others and to promote the work and heart of God in our communities and around the world.
Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry

Women are relationship-oriented and need to connect with other women in order to grow, mature, and learn from others who have gone before or to share what they themselves have learned on the journey of faith.


We all have experiences that have grown us and given us wisdom. But they do no good if we don’t share what we have learned—and they certainly do us no good if we do not seek wisdom from others who have traveled the road before us.
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Gifted for Leadership

gifted for leadership

The Leadership Journal blog inspires and connects women leaders in church ministry
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