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First Peter 2:17 answers that question adamantly.
The last days are not a time for Christ followers to be timid.
Your desire to grow your congregation means some things can't stay the same.
The ministry certainly has earned it with its history of spreading the gospel.
Leaders focus on quality rather than quantity.
What is your experience in church giving?
When your "Brutus" sticks his knife in your back, choose to act this way by the grace of God.
If you try to do this, you will almost guarantee your ineffectiveness.
The kingdom of God is not Fantasy Land.
"I never would have predicted these changes to take place so rapidly."
When visitors view your website the first time, do you connect with them?
There is no formula for it, but it's not completely unpredictable, either.
Rather than set unreachable or self-centered goals for this coming year, perhaps you should live by these standards.
The conclusion to the sermon lets them know that they have heard from the Lord today.
Do any of these apply to you?
We must be willing to do this if we want to bring others to Christ.
Are we tacitly encouraging this during our youth group outings?
Christ followers who need some good news should take this to heart.
The economy and the world may have weak, damaged or nonexistent foundations. But we are not of the world.
Planning ahead is vital for several reasons.
These should help you achieve one huge goal—to make more disciples more effectively.
If God is searching your heart and examining your mind, shouldn't you do the same?
LifeWay Research Executive Director Ed Stetzer sits down with Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio.
In this fallen world, bringing children up in the fear and nurture of the Lord to become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ will not happen easily, naturally or accidentally.
While we may wish we didn't have to talk about terrorist acts with our innocent kids, it's a necessity.
You might want to try these if you want people to come back.
Let these truths give you strength even if you're struggling through this season.
Where should pastors draw the line in choosing what to promote from the pulpit?
Here are three principles we should all remember that will help people experience God's love.
Prayer is not a new idea to you, but perhaps God is inviting you to lean in more.
Pastor, take the time to pray about what hills your church needs to take in the coming year and how to lead the charge.
The world may be in turmoil, but we are not of this world. God is in control.
A powerful truth about the kind of prayer God will always answer.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Stephen Galloza gives some reassuring pointers on how to cope with challenging life situations this Christmas.
A wise leader will find ways to help your congregation members do this.
As a church, you must adapt to change or die. It is becoming that simple.
Will you invite someone you to know to church at Christmastime? It might make a bigger difference in their lives than you think.
What can you do to make this a regular part of your preaching experience?
"The Bible tells us to be our brother's protector ... it's just another tool."
There are certain requirements that come with being a prophet.
"We are the only ones that can take this position and actually make a difference if the church embraces and plays its position ..."
Critical thinking is stimulated away from the crowd.
One cannot contemplate the glory of this season without pondering the music that accompanies this most triumphant time of year.
Aiming to motivate conservative Christians, they are focusing on smaller political races, local ballot initiatives and community voter registration drives.
Whether it's increasing or decreasing, you've got work to do.
The narrow path has a predictable outcome.
"We have been consistently hassled by our neighbors and by the parish officials since the first of August - every single week."
Here are some things you will most likely see in the coming year.
If passed, this could cause chaos for the lives of churchgoers across America. This is very serious.