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Ways to use Start Here this summer

We’ve had lots of questions about how to use Start Here this summer–in your neighborhood, bible study, church or small group. We want to help you find ways to start conversations about faith! Here’s a few ideas: 1. Gather some friends for a book club. Share your own story of coming to faith, and then…

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Rakesh’s Story

From Jainism to Jesus…. I was brought up in a relatively religious family where my parents prayed every morning and we regularly went to the Temple. We practiced Jainism, a sect of Hinduism, and thus my last name Jain. I was almost 12 when we moved to the U.S.—to Buffalo, NY in the middle of…

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Share Your Story: Heather

Today’s story comes from Chapter Three of Start Here, “Receiving Jesus.” We want to hear your story too–share it here. Until my early twenties, I lived what I’d call the “average” American adolescent experience— surviving years of great peer influence coupled with a good dose of insecurity about who I was and what was valuable…

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Start Here Live!

http://thedove.us/shows/focustoday/beginning-relationship-jesus-david-dwight

Last week, David had the opportunity to talk about Start Here with a local television station. Check out the 15 minute interview here.

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The Disillusionment Solution

Today Nicole’s over at Gifted for Leadership, sharing on how evangelism is everyone’s responsibility. Here’s a little bit of the article: We all have moments, as leaders, when we want to give it up. Maybe you just want to hide after someone critiques your event or questions your decisions, when you’re weary from holding others…

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Share Your Story: Paige

I knew and accepted God as a child but later drifted away. But after I separated myself from church and from God, there was definitely a season of Him stirring and working to draw me back toward Him. At the time, I was in college, and I was going through a season of feeling hugely…

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Share Your Story: Dana

This all started when I hit a breaking point: where every terrible thing that could happen, did. My longtime boyfriend and I broke up. I had been having residual feelings for another man for about a year, and I consistently lied to my boyfriend about it, which spurred the demise of our relationship. I destroyed…

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Can You Actually Know God’s Purpose For Your Life?

Do you spend much time wondering (or worrying) about what career or purpose is right for your life? I’ve lost sleep over the same topic, constantly returning to this question: Am I wasting my life in this (job, relationship, church, etc.)? Most of us are deeply concerned with living meaningful, purposeful lives, and we spend…

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Share Your Story: Pete

I grew up in a family of church CEOs. CEO stood for Christmas and Easter Only. My belief at the time was that there probably was a God, but He wasn’t important. I never liked going to church. You had to dress up, sing a bunch of boring songs, and then listen to someone talk…

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Introducing Start Here: Press Release

“…For those looking for a tool to give friends, coworkers, or family members, Start Here is a simple reminder that making a lifelong commitment to Christ need not be complicated. ‘You only get to know each other deeply by doing life together,’ they explain. ‘And it’s the same with Jesus.’” Read More…

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