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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?
Blatant Lies Satan Feeds You About Worship
In the secret recesses of your mind and heart, the evil adviser will try anything to dissuade you from giving God His due.
An Urgent Call to Fast for the Deliverance of the Nation From Jezebel
Christian leaders are asking the body of Christ to diligently petition God for intervention in this election as we close in on Tuesday.
10 Suggestions for Bivocational Pastors
This is tough for many, but an God will honor you in your efforts.
The Answers to Our Prayers Can Depend on This
It is critical for high-performance individuals and organizations.
The First Step to Becoming a Great Pastor
All of you want this and should make no apologies for it. But unequivocally, this is where you should start.
8 Reasons Many Bible Belt Churches Are in Trouble
The buckle of the Bible Belt is coming off, and it is happening rapidly. Find out what you can do about it.
Preaching and the Power of Imagination
Because we are called to creativity, a working, gut-level understanding of the imagination is vital.
Taking This Challenge Could Vastly Improve Worship in Your Church
Worship leaders, don't take this lightly or do it haphazardly. Get God involved.
Making Prayer a Priority in Your Children's Ministry
Here are some practical, intentional ways to execute this plan.
7 Dangerous Mindsets of Leadership
It takes one to jeopardize your success as a ministry leader.
10 Ways to Avoid Becoming an Arrogant Leader
Especially as a Christian leader, you need to take the necessary steps to guard against ego.
Why Ruth Bell Graham Is a Heroine of Faith
Will your ministry inspire people the same way hers did?
Why Children's Ministries Must Minister Better to Single Parents
There are several ways this can be done.
10 of the Greatest Leadership Questions I Have Ever Heard
One of the best skills a leader can develop is the art of asking the right questions, and at the right times.
When Churches Contract the Disappearing Blues
With many, the damage is self-inflicted.
5 Ways to Stop the Decline in Your Church
These certainly aren't easy solutions, but if your church is in decline, something must change.
10 Habits You Should Think About Dropping
If you recognize these patterns in yourself, take an inventory.
How a Ministry Transition Can Affect Your Wife
Pastors aren't the only ones affected when it comes time to uproot.
Why You Must Look at This Election Through a Heavenly Lens
Don't forget—regardless of who wins the presidency, God is still sovereign.
5 Reasons for You to Appreciate Your Church
During pastor appreciation month, you should reflect on why you're grateful to lead your flock.
Life.Church Open Network Launches to Further Equip Church Leaders
Life.Church adds to a decade of generosity by expanding its free resources.
What Evangelism Should Look Like in a Digital, Social Age
Our message must never change, but the way we deliver that message must be constantly updated to reach each new generation.
Why You Must Teach Kids Apologetics
It will be too late if they're left to fend for themselves in high school or college with no deep biblical foundation to stand on.
7 Areas Where Pastors Have Failed at Reading Minds
Sometimes, this could really come in handy for you.
Navigating Spiritual Tension Requires This Christ-Centered Wisdom
For leaders who like things black and white, it can be frustrating.
The Relationship Among Art, Innovation and Corporate Worship
There's nothing wrong with impressive art and impressive talent. But that shouldn't be a worship pastor's goal.
Finding Peace in a Fallen and Selfish World
You can have peace in this world. Just stop looking in the wrong places.
5 Ways to Know Your Team Is Inconsistent
If any of these indications are true for you, you need to address this foundational principle of consistency.
12 Reasons Church Staff Conflict May Arise
This is not unique, but among these there are some that seem more pervasive than others.
The Problem With the Combination of Talent and Charisma
They're not bad traits to have, but there is a downside to them.
3 Steps to Avoid a Pastoral Energy Crisis
When you learn to manage your energy, you put yourself in a better position to give your best to God, your family and your church.
What Leaders Can Learn From Prestonwood's Jack Graham
Leaders don't have to know everything, but they need to give their staff what Graham gives his.
Why We Must Count the Cost—and Vote
There is a propaganda war that is raging in this country, and it is full of manipulation, lies, distortions and with one goal in mind—to keep evangelicals from voting.
Failing to Do This Can Spell Disaster for the Church
And it has the potential to destroy many lives.
From Pastor to Church Planter: A Story of Transition
You never know where God is going to call you, as this pastor discovered.
Cultivating a Cross-Cultural Consciousness in Your Church
These will be very helpful in leading your church to embrace a missional posture toward those around you.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Church Announcements
Sometimes they just miss the mark, albeit unintentionally.
4 Promises From God to Remember When Ministry Gets Tough
These will comfort and sustain you through even the most stressful times.
The Solution to Procrastination in Your Sermon Writing
You'll eliminate a great deal of angst and aggravation if you embrace these ideals.
The Burgeoning Audience Churches and Ministries Are Missing
It can be a key engine for growth for you in the next 30 years and beyond.
What Those Living With Mental Illness Desperately Need From Your Ministry
Rick Warren would know better than most, considering what his son Matthew went through.
These 2 Powerful Attitudes Make a Winning Combination
It works every time.
7 Reasons People Leave Their Church During Crisis Times
Some of the excuses are pretty extreme and, quite frankly, lazy.
Study Reveals Effective Methods to Persuade People to Volunteer
Not everyone will say yes, but this will tilt the odds in your favor.
Why Frequent Baptisms Can Change Your Church's Culture
They make a powerful impact, individually and corporately.
7 Key Reasons People Choose a Church
The real issue is not the intrigue of this research; it is what you and your church will do about it.
This Pop Quiz Will Challenge What You Think You Know About Your Church
Surprisingly, a lot of church leaders may not be able to answer many of these questions.