Saddleback Church’s online campus wasn’t designed to take the place of attending church, but find out how it’s become a great tool to connect believers.
Are these some things you considered before taking the reins of responsibility for a church? What do you think about these questions if you’re considering it now?
Is your life more driven by your lusts or your longings?
Here are five key areas where the support of spouses of ministry leaders is especially needed. Do you have a specific story of a supportive spouse in ministry?
Bob Rhoden, a former pastor and district superintendent who is now an executive presbyter with the Assemblies of God, reveals what keeps him alert and on guard.
While Americans appear to have mixed feelings about religious freedom in this country, preachers are a bit more uneasy about it these days.
By not talking about these things in church, aren’t we missing the chance to call disciples deeper into their walk with Jesus? Aren’t we giving popular culture the chance to have the final say on these issues?
God always wants more of you. Are you hungering and thirsting for more of Him?
Grace is a hot topic right now, but everything that is being preached or taught about it isn’t exactly sound.
In the second of a two-part series, 12Stone Church’s Dan Reiland tackles how the agenda of church politics can be devastating.
Are you preaching the Good News about life with God and about His heart?
Are there specific signs for a pastor to take his cue and head out the door? Here are a few.
Connecting students to the truth is not intuitive for everyone. Do you know how to strategically pull apart a lesson and get to the heart of the issue?
Because the church is comprised of people, pastors must deal with problems periodically. Here are some suggestions on how to tackle them.
The brand of Christianity has obviously taken a huge hit in America in recent years. Find out what can be done to reframe it through social media.
Are the songs you sing during praise and worship singable for your church members? Here’s why you should re-evaluate some of your music.
High-attendance days at church can be meaningful in more ways than simply putting bodies in the pews. Find out how.
In this ever-busy world, is easy to limit your time with your sermon. However, you may be spending more time with it than you think.
If you want God to use you greatly, here are some things you need to do to make yourself usable.
When you are invited into the presence of the Lord to minister to Him, do you bring wholeheartedness, praise, humility, reverence and respect?
As a good steward of the ministry God has given you, which would you rather have—efficiency or balance?
Are some of these consistent with your experiences? Are there others you could add?
There are conventional ways to make your ministry better—but here are some things that may not have occurred to you as a leader.
When launching a new ministry or planting a church, who holds the most important opinion?
Have you gotten burned out trying to fix people you lead? Who else do you know who has done that?
When the Holy Spirit moved mightily at a recent academic conference, it was a moment no one wanted to see end.
In the first of a two-part series, 12Stone Church’s Dan Reiland takes a look at how the agenda of church politics can be devastating.
Many Christian leaders are realizing the church can redeem technology and use it for a spiritual purpose. Find out how technology can enhance relationships instead of replacing them.
Are you, as a pastor and leader, guilty of trying to catch something that is simply going too fast?
When you leave church, shouldn’t songs about Jesus be running through your head instead of the church band’s rendition of, for instance, Styx’s “Come Sail Away”?
Sometimes it’s difficult for the older generation to connect with the millennials. Here are some good suggestions.
One of the true characteristics of leadership is letting your subordinates know the difference between having done something in error and improving on what they’ve done.
What types of strategies do you use to start new small groups? Here are some suggestions.
Do you find that guests are not coming back to your church? Could it be because no one really attempted to make a connection with them?
Who needs an advertising budget when social media spreads the word?
How are you doing in these four areas? Were you aware that you might need to tweak a few things?
Sometimes even pastors have difficulty relating to others. Here are some learned skills that might help along the journey.
Because the American culture has shifted so dramatically in recent years, pastors should be equipped to keep up. Here are some suggestions.
What obstacles to memorization do you face? More importantly, what strategies have you found effective?
To the worldly minded, some aspects of the gospel of Christ may not make sense. Do you preach an uncompromised gospel?
Are you a visionary? Do you agree that every minister should be a visionary?
It may be easier to trust your child’s spiritual education to “professionals,” but did you know that the Bible says that the true professionals are the family?
Jesus isn’t shocked by anything that we do. Why should we be, if we’re supposedly walking in the same love Jesus has for us?
If there’s a problem with the church, there’s a problem with us—and standing on the sidelines won't help. So, are you in or are you out?
Five ministry leaders share the story of those who helped lead them—both directly and indirectly—to salvation.
Perhaps best known as the evangelist for the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Fla., evangelist and pastor Steve Hill went home to be with the Lord on Sunday.
Remember how the Wright brothers started off small? You’ve got hopes and dreams for your church and your ministry, and here’s how God will help you see them through.
If you are being led to change the way your church serves God’s purposes, it's helpful to understand the process of renewal.
One of the worst things we can do to another person is make their struggle a universal either/or issue. Here’s how we can avoid that.
Children’s ministry leaders have a great deal of responsibility, and sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with every little task that needs performing. Here, however, is a list of things for leaders not to do when it comes to their ministry.