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Joaquin Ramos found himself in prison 22 years ago after committing manslaughter.

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Jill Vande Zande and her InterVarsity students wish that God would work more quickly. But often God chooses to take his time.

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Sharing space isn’t always easy—but one congregation finds that working through the challenges is more than worth it.

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Scott Zeilenga reflects that any gospel-minded person, with a few skills and a few tools, can be sent by the Lord to help with the needs of people nearby.

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Why is it so hard for us to take a sabbath? Why do we struggle to rest in the knowledge that God is at work?

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Rural ministry isn’t for everyone. But April Fiet has come to love being the pastor of a rural church.

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A foundational shift in the way their church is governed has breathed new life into a congregation in Iowa. Now leaders are responding much more effectively to people’s needs, both within and beyond the church walls.

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First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa, has been experiencing the transition from being a missionary-sending church to being a going-and-doing church. The key to a successful transition has been leading with relationships.

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By Ann Ballard

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