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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.
Learn How to Remain Kingdom Minded!
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.
5 Reasons a Christmas Eve Service Reaches the Unchurched
It is an incredible opportunity for most congregations.
Why You Must Build a Kingdom Culture Before Building a Structure
If you build it, they will come. But will they stay?
12 Ways to Make Your Ministry Leaner and Smarter
A lot of activity doesn't necessarily translate to vibrant and healthy growing churches.
Why You Must Pastor Your Family Too
There are a few traps pastors should watch out for.
A Forgotten Virtue of Great Leadership
There is tremendous power in this attribute.
9 Traits of an Orphan-Spirit Church
This spirit, prevalent in countless churches, runs counter to the very roots and identity of sonship that come from our heavenly Father.
Why You Need a Mentor and How To Find One
Being a young pastor is not easy. It's tougher if you don't know what you're doing.
The Gift Jesus Wants From You This Christmas
Frankly, it's what He wants from you all year round.
10 Realities Every Young Leader Needs To Grasp
It will make things a lot easier for you.
Characteristics of the Average Unchurched Family
The average American family seems to be in real trouble.
Does the Holy Spirit Need Help in Filling God's House?
The gospel message was not written for a niche audience.
What People Want From Their Pastor (and Have a Right to Expect)
It is not unrealistic for members of your congregation to expect a few basic things from you.
7 Myths About a Pastor's Work Week
Sadly, some church members believe some of these.
How an Effective Strategic Plan Can Reward Your Church or Ministry
Using SWOT Analysis is one strong idea.
Why Some Love You and Why Some Do Not
Many pastors have wondered this. Hint: It's not about you.
Leaders choose words of life to encourage and edify.
Personal Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way
This is a clear and urgent warning for others lest they go down the forsaken path I should never have traveled.