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7 Commitments of Renewal Every Church Leader Should Make for a New Year
Ask others to hold you accountable.
Calling a Christmas Truce on Criticism
This is assuming you want world peace to start in your home or church.
A Single Request From the Singles in Your Church
3 Steps to Peace for Leaders During the Holidays
These will help you better navigate the pressure to a normal and healthy level.
It's Christmas—Let the Rejoicing Begin!
If you are questioning God's love for you today, remember Christmas.
Icebreakers to Impact Your Neighbors at Christmastime
These will go a long way to further your relationships in your neighborhood and will make people more receptive to church invitations.
7 of the Most Exciting Things Pastors Experience
These are certainly enough to make you shout, 'Hallelujah!'
The Pioneer Woman: Maximizing Media to Become a Household Name
It's amazing what God has done with humble beginnings for this "country girl" from Oklahoma. He can do it with you too.
How You Can Teach Kids To Be Givers This Christmas
Here are seven ways to help your child experience this joy.
11 Vital Steps To Minimize Risk of Child Sex Abuse in Your Church
"It will never happen in our church." And then it does.
Building a Kingdom With Lasting Value
Souls are eternal. Equipping the saints is eternal. We are children of the living God on assignment.
10 Church-Growth Myths You Might Have Heard
Some will make you laugh—out loud.
What I Would Do at Christmastime If I Were a Pastor Again
A retired pastor gives some great perspective for those in the ministry about the holiday season.
3 Ways To Foster a Culture of Encouragement for Your Team
Make appreciation your job. Breathe encouragement.
How You Can Entice Non-Believers to Your Church
It's not about compromising your doctrine; it's about the church being at the heart of transforming your community.
How You Can Make 2017 a Banner Year for Your Ministry
These attitudes and actions are critical to your ministry's success.
This Leads to Victory Over Materialism and Covetousness This Christmas
When we focus on this, only then will we be free from the bondage of stuff.
9 Ways to Make Your Ministry Résumé Stand Out
If a person heeds the advice in all nine of these matters, his or her résumé will likely stand out from over 90 percent of the other résumés.
7 Reasons We Need Older Leaders
Many young people today make the huge mistake of thinking they know better than their father's generation simply because they are more versed in technology and social media.
5 Tips to Help You Survive a Moment with a Microphone
Always expect to be called on to speak.
The Personal Call of Christmas
This is the time of year when our predetermined values and priorities must point the way to one specific spot.
20 Contrasts Between Healthy and Unhealthy Churches
Joseph Mattera says this should not be used as a measuring stick to harshly judge senior leaders and churches but to provoke thought and conversation.
One Question You Must Never Ask in Ministry
"Only God knows. And He's not telling."
Little Things Matter to the Lord
Create a culture of little wins.
5 Surprising Insights About the Unchurched
They aren't staying out of church for the reasons you may think.
A Second Corinthians 12 Assessment of Your Congregation
Sometimes the Bible speaks so clearly to our situations that it's almost painful to read.
Why Your Church's Services Should Be Live Streamed
Read why this relatively inexpensive and effective way to reach people is important.
Find Your Africa
Leaders help us find our place of ministry.
Defeating the Giants of Your Life
It's tempting to think David wasn't prepared before he met Goliath. He was.
Keys to Renewing Evangelistic Growth in Your Church
Though there is no formulaic approach or magic-bullet program, there are repeated themes to glean from.
8 Reasons You Should Write a Book
If you're one of those dreamers who has a book in you, it's time to buckle down and get the job done.
Leaders Provide Light
Comfort us, Holy Spirit, with your light.
When You Need a Ministry Mulligan
Some of God's greatest warriors have taken one.
5 Lies Your Website Portrays About Your Church
Visitors are likely making first assumptions about your church from its website. It's worth considering whether your site is being a faithful greeter to guests or if it's spreading unintentional lies about who you really are.
Managing the Millennials on Your Staff With Mercy
Millennials contribute so much to who we are and what we do.
The Napkin Test
Little foxes destroy the vineyard.
How You Can Stop Being a People-Pleasing Pastor
You can't pacify everyone all the time.
40 Ways Your Church Can Increase Baptisms in the Next Year
Do these things in your church and the number of people wanting to publicly demonstrate their faith through baptism should rise dramatically.
Flowers are Spiritual Gifts
The Lord loves and gives through His creations.
This Alone Should Stir Your Soul This Christmas
While you're baking, shopping and partying, remind yourself of this daily.
Preventing Your Vision From Becoming a Dysfunctional Idol
If this comes to fruition, there could be devastating consequences.
Born to Lead
Even if we are born to lead, we must learn to be effective.
5 Tips for Building a Strong Team to Reach Your Goals
Most people recognize that we need others to accomplish the vision God has given to us.
Your Christmas Sermon: Just Tell the Story
Here's why this is no time to conjecture on how planets aligned themselves into creating the wandering star that led the Magi to Bethlehem.
6 Ways to Find, Develop and Utilize Leaders
If you will practice these disciplines, expect to experience some of the most difficult and frustrating, yet beautiful and empowering moments in your ministry.
What to do When You Are Waiting for a Lead Position
You should never waste a wait.
Does the Holy Spirit Care About the Legacy of a Leader?
A plan to leave a legacy may be selfish.
How Change Reveals the Spiritual Foundation of Our Lives
Changing times can create stress, anxiety, problems and fear. How do you handle them?
Churches Turn to Digital Solutions as Giving Decreases Nationwide
The State of the Plate surveyed nearly 1,600 pastors, leaders and laypeople to assess the current state of giving to churches in America.