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Intimacy With God

Intimacy With God: Drawing Ever Closer to the Almighty, by Dr. Benjamin A. Sawatsky As is the case with so many of us at this time in history, someone can be acquainted with us on a number of different levels at church or even as colleagues in ministry together...

How do you look at conflict?

How do you look at conflict?   I’m starting to see conflict as an opportunity for God to do a work in me and in those around me as we allow the Holy Spirit to apply Biblical truths to our lives as we work towards reconciliation. Conflict shows our true colors, who or...

The Three Opportunities

“As people reconciled to God by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we believe that we are called to respond to conflict in a way that is remarkably different from the way the world deals with conflict.  We also believe that conflict provides opportunities to...

God’s Command to Multiply

Bob Nieuwendorp was the church planting director for the NCD from 1999 to 2008.  For the past 4 months Bob has been struggling with cancer.  Since going back into the pastorate in 2008, multiplying disciples and churches has grown.  I would like to share with you...

Church Health in the Old Testament?

Here in the NCD we talk a lot about healthy churches.  More recently we’ve been talking a lot about emotionally healthy spirituality, a main root of church health.  Are these concepts Biblical? One Biblical place we can find them is the book of Proverbs.  Wisdom is...