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About sdunnpastor

I am the Director of Bridgebuilders Ministries, the Intentional Interim of the Newport PA Church of God, and adjunct professor for Winebrenner Theological Seminary. I am the creator of Bridgebuilders Seminar, helping churches reach their unchurched neighbors.

HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE DISCIPLES?

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EVANGELISTIC PRIORITIES

Dan Masshardt is the pastor of the Fairview Bethel Church of God near New Cumberland PA. He is “notorious” for posing penetrating questions–just the kind that churches committed to being the best church for their communities. This post is from … Continue reading

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BRIDGEBUILDERS IS LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP CHURCHES

Bridgebuilders Ministries is taking nominations for the 2014 Bridgebuilder Churches of the Year–churches who at some point have participated in our training are demonstrating leadership in building redemptive relationships with their community. Please send your nomination and a description of … Continue reading

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOCIAL WORK AND KINGDOM WORK

Scott McKnight has some important thoughts for us as we go out to make disciples. http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/videos-for-pastors/175381-the-difference-between-social-work-and-kingdom-work.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cl_topvideos&utm_content=CL+TodaysVideo+-+20140716

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5 REASONS WHY CHRISTIANS STRUGGLE WITH EVANGELISM

From the archives of THE CHRISTIAN POST By Greg Stier, Christian Post Guest Columnist August 28, 2012|9:17 am 1. Fear Sharing your faith is a scary prospect. You can lose face and friends as a result of communicating this “narrow-minded” … Continue reading

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ANAPOLOGETIC THOUGHT

Someone once said that if you sat a million monkeys at a million typewriters for a million years, one of them would eventually type out all of Hamlet by chance. But when we find the text of Hamlet, we don’t … Continue reading

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WE ARE RESUMING THIS BLOG FOR A SEASON

The Commission on Evangelism of the Eastern Regional Conference is absolutely to helping local churches advance their mission of evangelism and disciplemaking within their local context.  Information, inspiration and education are key components of making this happen.  We now have … Continue reading

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THOM RAINER ON DIAGNOSING YOUR CHURCH’S EVANGELISTIC HEALTH

The beginning of the new year is often a time of reflection and evaluation. When is the last time your leadership looked at its ministry of evangelism.  Thom Rainer gives us some extremely useful guidance on this process.-STEVE 10 Questions … Continue reading

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AUTOPSY OF A DECEASED CHURCH

Thom Rainer has some potent and pointed thoughts about the church at the beginning of the 21st century. They are part of a new book being released that I would encourage people to add to their library. – Steve    Follow … Continue reading

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SERVING THE COMMUNITY AS THE SPIRIT LEADS: WAYS TO HELP AT CHRISTMAS

  Serving the Community as the Spirit Leads: Ways to Help at Christmas by Steve Dunn Churches generally plan some special project like Operation Christmas Box which sends gifts to children in other countries that are delivered by indigenous churches … Continue reading

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