Multilevel marketing isn’t a hobby. And its workers need discipleship. When LuLaRoe leggings showed up in my small community a few years ago, a farmer in our church dubbed them “tight britches.” Colorful and comfortable, the style quickly became de rigueur for women and girls in our area. But the trend took off for a much simpler reason too: network marketing. Sometimes known as direct or multilevel marketing, network marketing leverages established social circles to sell directly to consumers through local representatives. Companies like LuLaRoe do particularly well in communities that have thick relational networks, which is likely why they…

Register now for ChurchSource’s free 30-minute webcast Tuesday, September 10th, at 3:00 pm ET with Dr. Bill Mounce. The topic: Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?. This is our final conversation with biblical Greek scholar and bestselling author Dr. Bill Mounce (@billmounce), who is one of the translators for the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. In the first video, we talked about how to get started in doing word studies in the Bible. The second video included such topics as the reference tools available for the average person to conduct Bible word studies, how…

Register now for ChurchSource’s free 30-minute webcast Tuesday, September 10th, at 3:00 pm ET with Dr. Bill Mounce. The topic: Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?. Today, we’re continuing our conversation with biblical Greek scholar and bestselling author Dr. Bill Mounce (@billmounce), who is one of the translators for the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Last time we talked about how to get started in doing word studies in the Bible. In this second of three video conversations, Bill explains: what “biblish” is and how to guard against it the difference between the words…

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Dr. Bill Mounce (@billmounce) is founder and president of BiblicalTraining.org. He’s a member of the Committee for Bible Translation, responsible for producing the very popular New International Version (NIV) Bible translation. He also served for ten years as the New Testament Chair of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible translation. He’s the author of bestselling books, DVDs, and other resources about biblical Greek, such as Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar and Greek for the Rest of Us. He blogs regularly about biblical Greek, the nuances and challenges of translating the Bible, and general issues of spiritual growth. In this first…

The relationship connection throughout all of the Lord’s promises was the same. “How do I get connected?” The question was a text from an earnest Hasidic (ultra-orthodox) Israeli Jewish guy named Aviel.* After a series of casual conversations, he made a theological comment about God and time. That was the introduction for deeper discussion. How could anyone know God? His religious orientation was around what he must do to connect with the Lord. My perspective was a little foreign to his way of thinking. Although we met in Israel, both of us grew up in the United States. We were…