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About mikewindley

Mike Windley is Lead Pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Morrisville, NC.

One Thing

So this morning I was praying and thinking, “I have so many people in my church that could use my pastoral care right now. I have so many people in my church that could use my leadership in growing be … Continue reading

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The Way of Blessing

“Blessed is the man…(who’s) delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ What a promise! Do you want to experience God’s blessing? Then make His Word your delight … Continue reading

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Starting Off 2019 with a Song

I somehow stumbled on yesterday. David was the founding pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. I’m looking forward to learning more from him. His most recent post was this great song to start off the new year. … Continue reading

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New Testament Challenge Reading Plan

Welcome to the New Testament Challenge!  Have you actually ever read the New Testament?  Most people haven’t.  This is your big chance to read it through and learn more about your faith than ever before! Over the 9-weeks, beginning January … Continue reading

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Courting Courtney

I recently shared in one of my sermons at Friendship (new website in 2018, I promise!) about how I “kissed dating goodbye” and surrendered my relational status to God. Instead of dating, I began to employ a version of courtship … Continue reading

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Accountability Questions for Men

Gene Getz has a great book about church leadership structure/governance called “Elders and Leaders: God’s Plan for Leading the Church.” In it he provides a chapter that includes some accountability questions he suggests for use with your church staff. Any … Continue reading

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On losing your soul 

“Losing your soul is sort of like losing a credit card. You think it it’s in your wallet so you don’t give it much thought until one day you reach for it and can’t find it. The minute you realize … Continue reading

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Helpful Parenting Books

Here is a list of recommended parenting books I got from the Father/Son retreat at Camp Willow Springs. Jeremy Berger, a student pastor at The Summit, was the camp speaker and provided the list. Next step: buy one of these … Continue reading

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Why Jesus Had to Die

I’ve gotten the question over the years, “Why did Jesus have to die and take our sin? How does his his death absolve MY sin?” Pastor Greear’s short explanation/illustration here helps.

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Everyone is Called

“Every Christian is called into full-time ministry. Once we step over the line and begin to follow Jesus, everything we do is suppose to be done in his name, representing him, with the goal of advancing his kingdom.” – Larry … Continue reading

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