Ministry Today – Serving and empowering church leaders

RE:defining Ministry

Until we foster a culture that understands the greater value of ministry sans the spotlight, we'll all keep waiting for the lights to come on. read more

The Charismatic Name Game

God has not called us to lead so that we can glory in what precedes or follows our names, but so we can stoop lower than others to serve them. read more

Cleansing the Body First

All the well-intentioned passion for Holy Spirit outpourings is pointless if the body that’s lathering it up isn’t willing to be cleaned. read more

Raising Hell

Hell’s existence isn’t up for debate, so why aren’t we preaching about it? read more

The Danger in Counting

Satan attaches a self-destruct button labeled 'pride' to every leadership position. Unfortunately, it's easily accessible—and pushed often. read more

Turning to Tomorrow

True leaders not only impart their lifework to the next generation, they also propel those successors to even greater things. read more

Cooking Lessons

You can learn a lot from this bizarre food lover spreading another kind of gospel. read more

To Burnout and Back

Pastors are particularly prone to burnout because they have trouble separating their professional and personal lives. Are you at risk? read more

Answer the Call!

I hope you will join us in Nashville in July when we pray for a massive visitation of God’s Spirit. read more

Finish Strong

Thoughts, fears and guidelines for living in the shadow of the judgment seat. read more

Tongues 101

The church needs to look at tonges as a gift, not as a cause for endless theological debate. read more


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    Why We Must Count the Cost—and Vote

    There is a propaganda war that is raging in this country, and it is full of manipulation, lies, ...

  • Have you ever had a cringe moment during your church announcements?

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Church Announcements

    Sometimes they just miss the mark, albeit unintentionally.

  • Peace is indeed attainable in this selfish world. Just look for it in the right place.

    Finding Peace in a Fallen and Selfish World

    You can have peace in this world. Just stop looking in the wrong places.

  • Praying for leaders

    Failing to Do This Can Spell Disaster for the Church

    And it has the potential to destroy many lives.

  • Start a Wildfire of Spiritual Growth in Your Church

    Start a Wildfire of Spiritual Growth in Your Church

    Watch how God can take one spark and turn it into a wildfire that impacts your ministry, your community and even future generations.

  • Children's ministry

    Why You Must Teach Kids Apologetics

    It will be too late if they're left to fend for themselves in high school or college with no ...

  • Church members argue

    12 Reasons Church Staff Conflict May Arise

    This is not unique, but among these there are some that seem more pervasive than others.

  • Prestonwood Church in Dallas

    What Leaders Can Learn From Prestonwood's Jack Graham

    Leaders don't have to know everything, but they need to give their staff what Graham gives his.

  • Some of these reasons for leaving the church are simply not plausible.

    7 Reasons People Leave Their Church During Crisis Times

    Some of the excuses are pretty extreme and, quite frankly, lazy.

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