Find out one of the major reasons why people avoid church and why the number of your audience members may be less than desirable.
Do you ever wonder why when we tell kids to sit still and be quiet and they grow up that way when it comes to the church, or they don't come at all?
When attempting to lead change in the church, it is vital to keep these ideals in mind. Read and find out what they are.
Do you have a checklist of questions about your sermon before you start preaching? Here are a few suggestions.
If you're on a pastor search committee, there are some things you need to be leery of when it comes to hiring someone.
The concept of "turf wars" usually conjures up thoughts of boundary disputes. But isn’t the world everyone’s mission field?
Find out what Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren says there’s one objective for which every preacher should strive. Find out what that is.
LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer gives his thoughts on what he believes will happen in the church in the upcoming year.
How do you get students to start serving and affecting their culture in the name of Jesus Christ?
Are you a disciple making disciples? Does your church have a discipleship program?
LifeWay Research’s Ed Stetzer takes a look at the state of the church over the past year and the issues that have impacted it.
What is your strategy for being a successful leader this year? Here are some solid suggestions.
Have you ever had a problem and found that the solution was right in front of you?
Many visitors will know in the first 10 minutes of their arrival if they will return to your church. What are you doing to make them want to come back?
Find out why Bishop Joseph Mattera says pastors have an obligation to take public stands on relevant social and moral issues.
Many people make—and break—New Year’s resolutions. Here are some that pastors should consider for the upcoming year.
Charles Finney’s answer for America is not bipartisan cooperation on the debt-ceiling crisis, but rather that "we need more sons of thunder in the pulpit." Where are the Charles Finneys of this generation?
Correcting a preacher is not a task most anyone wants to undertake. However, find out why it is a necessary evil sometimes.
Ministry is a team sport. Find out why that’s especially true when starting a new church.
Are you caught up in what you can provide for students instead of pointing students in God’s direction?
Are you making time count for your church? Do you have a leadership process?
What does your purpose statement say about your church?
Here is a good way to mess up your marriage and your ministry. Or, you can stay true to God and your wedding vows and reap the tremendous benefits.
It may sound like an oxymoron, but you can actually add to your church by taking away from it. Here’s how.
Pastors do have a few tricks up their sleeve when it comes to their congregation. Here are a few, tongue-in-cheek, of course.
The first few words of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ aren’t unlike another classic tale.
Some may think of it as simply a holiday movie. But, there are lessons to be learn from this Christmas classic.
It is easy to recognize a joyful pastor. These are some of the characteristics you’ll see in him or her.
What precious memories do you have from Christmas Eves past?
Sure, megachurches have their problems. But here’s why we shouldn’t continue to criticize them.
Youth and inexperience can lead to mistakes among church leaders just starting out. Here are some to recognize.
What do you think Jesus wants for Christmas? Would you believe it’s just you?
There is more to sexting than you might think. Here are some things you might speak to your youth concerning the subject.
Find out why a timely response goes a long way toward building trust.
Don’t treat those who only come to church on Christmas or Easter with indifference or disdain. Here are some things you can do to welcome them with love into the service.
Are there some Bible verses that you have hidden in your heart? Are there those that have changed the course of your life?
Not every person in the Body of Christ has the same motivations, maturity levels, goals and emotional health levels. Find out how to properly discern between these three kinds of people.
The coming generation of spiritual leaders should give us all reasons to be hopeful. Here’s why.
What type of people do you surround yourself with? Are they brothers and sisters who challenge you to be strong leaders and walk with God in gratitude and dependence?
Are you stuck in a rut with your ministry? Here are some suggestions to help you out.
No job is 100 percent secure. But here are some tips that can help you become the one staff member that would be extremely difficult to let go.
When faced with a situation where you can’t answer a philosophical or spiritual question, can you admit it?
Everyone has problems of some magnitude, including pastors. Here are only a few.
In crossing cultural lines, have you observed the thoughts of your students when it comes to people different than themselves? Do you harbor the same stereotypes?
Do you have a set of safety procedures for your children’s ministry volunteers? Which are most important?
Who doesn’t want to hear when they get to heaven, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant”? What better reason is there to revel in spreading the Good News?
Most pastors realize that every Sunday sermon isn’t going to be a big hit. Here’s what to do in the times when you’re feeling inadequate in the pulpit.
Pastors who are still a bit green shouldn’t kick themselves for messing up every once in a while. But here are some suggestions for them to rise above the mistakes.
How do you get a church that seems to be coming to a stop to regain some forward momentum? Here are some ways.
Church small groups are still making an impact on individuals. Here’s how they’re doing so.