Martin Thielen

Martin Thielen

Martin Thielen is senior pastor at Cookeville First United Methodist Church, Cookevile, TN and author of  What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?: A Guide to What Matters Most. More of his writing, sermons, and worship ideas can be found at www.GettingReadyForSunday.com. 

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Resources

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Worship and Outreach Kit

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Worship and Outreach Kit

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Leader's Guide

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion - Leader's Guide

What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?

What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?

Articles

Preaching with Visual Impact

By Martin Thielen
Preaching is more effective when it is both heard and seen. Like the prophet Isaiah, today’s worshipers benefit from an encounter with God that impacts both their ears and… read more

Ditching Our Stewardship Campaign - for Discipleship

By Martin Thielen
A few months ago our ministry team made tentative plans for this fall’s stewardship campaign. A few weeks later we ditched that plan. Instead, we are going to lead a… read more

Rhythm of Life

By Martin Thielen
A 4-Week Series Based On the Life of David Way back in the early 1980's, I read a little book by John Claypool called Stages. In that book, Claypool reviewed the four major… read more

In Pursuit of Civility

By Martin Thielen
In January of 2009, several prominent and concerned people, both Republicans and Democrats, launched "The Civility Project." They asked all 100 US Senators, all 435 House of… read more

Watch this Movie. Read this Book.

By Martin Thielen
Change is never easy. But people and organizations, including pastors and churches, must constantly change or die. I was reminded of this crucial truth over the past few days… read more

A Less Religious Future

By Martin Thielen
What is the future of the church in America? Clearly, change is in the air. Every denomination in the country is now in decline. The number of people who are unaffiliated with a … read more
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