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Jesus

Why Didn’t Jesus Do More?

Jesus’ scope of ministry was incredibly narrow, but He meant it to be that way. Why is it difficult for churches to pattern their ministry after His?

Sam Smith

What Does It Mean to Optimize Ministry?

Filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke recently sat down with Sam Smith of Medical Ministry International, an organization making a huge impact on the poor around the world. Find out what Smith had to say.

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5 Firewalls Needed to Resist Sexual Sin

Lust is one of Satan’s strongest tools against believers. Joseph Mattera says ministry leaders are not immune and gives suggestions on what weapons to use to fight the enemy.

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Pastors

3 Reasons to Believe in Pastors

For those who have become highly critical of pastors, you might want to cut them a break. They’re not perfect, and here are three reasons to have confidence in them.

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These days, young people especially want to know if God is for real.

Perry Noble: You Asked for It

Most don’t want to know what happened to the goat in Leviticus, they want to know if God is real and if the Bible can be trusted. Find out what sermon topics may of interest to the unchurched.

Pressures

Dan Reiland: Leadership and Pressure

Sometimes it’s lonely at the top, and the pressures can be intense and overwhelming. Pastor Dan Reiland says you can handle them your way or God’s way—it’s your choice.

Passing the baton

Helping Your Ministry Succeed Without You

Keeping in mind that we are all on the same team—the team of Jesus Christ—if you were in the position of leaving your ministry, how would you pass the baton to your successor?

Men at church

Why Are Men Leaving the Church?

Is your church environment conducive for nurturing men? Here are some things men are desperately searching for in their church experience.

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Pastor Steve Murrell

The 6 W’s of Men’s Discipleship

There are many elements to effective discipleship. Steve Murrell, one of the founding pastors of Victory Manila in the Philippines, explores them.

The real Patch Adams

3 Things We Can Learn From Patch Adams

The movie Patch Adams is an inspiring, feel-good film starring Robin Williams. The real Patch Adams, however, is someone whose Christ-like character most people should aspire to emulate.

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The One Thing That Holds Most Leaders Back

What is the one thing that holds most leaders (and the organizations they lead) back?  

It's simple: the unwillingness to make a really hard decision.  

Most leaders know the decisions that need to be made, the hard conversations that need to be had, the programs that need to be done away with or the people who need to be replaced. They simply lack the courage to do it.  

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