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Have You Made Any of These 8 Church Leader Miscalculations?
Some leaders are blind to the failings of their church.
7 Ways to Respond to a Bad Sermon
You probably feel like you let your congregation down. Here's why it's not as bad as you think.
7 Ways to Make This the Best Thanksgiving Yet
Don't stress or panic. Just follow these simple steps and rejoice in the Lord.
7 Resources to Thank God for This Thanksgiving
These tools make it easy to share the gospel with your community.
10 Vital Truths Every New Leader Needs to Hear
You're not alone. The struggles you're going through are common to every leader—and here's how to beat them.
Are You Prepared for a Kingdom Transition?
If the Lord is with us, we can be successful in any situation.
Take Your Church's Worship to the Next Level
Are your leaders leading with energy or being prophetic? If not, your church may be missing out.
10 Prayers Every Leader Needs To Pray This Month
Before the holidays hit, take time to pray for your ministry's future.
5 Ways to Deal With Members Trapped in the Past
Every healthy church changes over time, but how do you respond when members just want their "old church" back?
Signs Your Church Team Boasts an Empowering Culture
Empowerment gives members of your team this kind of a sense about themselves.
Embrace These Essential R's to Stay Fresh in Your Ministry
Burnout is easy, especially when all we do is coast along. Don't let it happen to you.
15 Ways to Sound Overly Smart in Your Sermons
Keep in mind these are tongue-in-cheek.
The Must-Do's of a Strong Sermon Opening
How you begin your sermon is absolutely vital.
7 Ways to Equip Your Church to Give Generously
Large or small, every church can be a resource giant for God's kingdom.
An Incredible Story of Obedience, Suffering, Peace and Abundance
When Darlene Rose gave her life to Jesus at 10, little did she know of the life of total surrender she would lead.
6 Reasons Many Churches Spend Too Much on Personnel Costs
If you think one of the six reasons is high salaries for each person on staff, you're wrong.
Why High-Pressure Invitations are Counterproductive
Keep in mind: If the fruit is ripe, you don't have to yank it.
Leaders See the Light
Learning to see is a process not an event.
What No Pastor Can Live Without
Otherwise, chaos could ensue within your congregation.
Building a Culture of Thankfulness in Your Church
As Christian pastors, here's how you should be setting the tone of thankfulness in your own home and with your congregation.
7 Misconceptions That Cause Ministry Leaders to Derail
If not corrected, these mistaken leadership beliefs become practices and end up as harmful habits that decrease your influence.
Trump's Election Brings Huge Opportunities for the Kingdom
The church should be poised to make a huge impact.
5 Investment Funds To Teach Your Congregation
Investing in these is eternally important.
What to Do After You Bombed Sunday's Sermon
Preaching is hard, and you're going to have days like this.
Navigating the Ocean of Emotion in Ministry Marriages
Bringing a man and a woman together in marriage is like bringing two different countries together and trying to form one.
Communication Mistakes Churches Can Easily Avoid
If churches want information to be retained, they need to implement strategies that will help get the right info to the right people in a timely manner.
How You Can Go Public on Controversial Issues—and Survive
You can take a stand, but you must represent Christ well and do it right.
Considering Your Readiness as a 'First-Chair' Leader
Remember that where God calls you, He equips you.
7 Core Productivity Apps for You to Take Advantage of
Every minister with an iPhone should get in on these tech advances.
Speaking to One Another in Love About Sin
Confronting a brother or sister about their sin can be awkward, but Jesus reminds us that such confrontations are necessary sometimes.
A Gut-Wrenching Life Story of Pain and Heartache Turned to Joy
Barbara Johnson's example of faithfulness to the Lord in the face of adversity should inspire us all.
Selecting and Leading Your Church Elders
The governing body of your church and those with spiritual authority must have this in common.
Why Hiding Your Imperfections Isn't the Best Idea
Don't be discouraged when you see your present realities.
4 Differences Between Programs and Ministry Solutions
It's not about the resources. It's about the way churches use resources.
5 Reasons Change Is So Difficult for Leaders
Can you relate to any of these?
Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From This Presidential Campaign
In spite of all the vitriol and venom, Joseph Mattera says there are some good things that can come from it.
Why Fear Is Never Justified for the Christ Follower
There is a lot to be anxious about concerning our country at this time, but this is why you can be secure in your mind.
Theological Intentionality: The Importance of the Sunday Morning Gathering
These three elements summarize why the local church on Sunday morning is crucial.
What Is a Christian's Role After This Contentious Election?
Read this compelling op-ed from Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger about what a believer's response to today's election should be, no matter who wins.
5 Easy Ways to Multiply Joy in the People Around You
Just make sure to put on your own mask first, then help others with their masks.
The After-Effects of a Spirit-Filled Prayer
When God's people get together and pray as a community, amazing things happen.
Common Fears Young Leaders Have and How to Overcome Them
The pressure to perform often keeps us from admitting fear, but these are real.
Pastor Darrell Scott Says Donald Trump Could Become a 'Great President'
The Lord is opening up incredible doors for the pastor of Cleveland's New Spirit Revival Church, who can tell you what Donald Trump is really like.
7 Solid Models of Apostolic Teams
Much of the spiritual action in the Bible comes from the work of apostolic-prophetic teams.
Christlike Values the Church Needs to Portray
These are timeless ideals that have the power to bring redemption and healing to a broken humanity.
2 Things You Must Do Before Leading a Church
They are directives Jesus gave to Peter.
Corrie ten Boom: A Life Worth Emulating
What this woman did for Christ was extraordinary. It's what God wants from all believers.
The Spiritual Warfare of Boring Preaching
This is the best way to outwit the evil one when it comes to your Sunday sermons.
2 Common Diligent Practices Among Healthy Churches
Where should we put our greatest emphases?