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Why Pastors' Wives Have a Target on Their Back
Here are three instances of what we are doing to the wives of God's servants sent to pastor His churches.
5 Qualities to Seek in the Heart of a Leader
The hope here is that you would reflect on your own leadership and consider your own heart as a leader.
An Autopsy of a Deceased Pastor
There are eight common patterns to look for.
Why Confession Really Is Good for the Soul
Whether this is for you or the leaders you care about, here's a helpful plan.
5 Ways For a Leader to Respond at the Outset of a Crisis
One needn't look any further than George Bailey's example.
How You Can Avoid Being a Pastoral Party Pooper
What we do at church is not nearly as important as how and why we do it.
14 Questions Church Leaders Should Ask About Finances
This should motivate your church to look at its expenditures and budgets in a different light.
A Surefire Cure for Ministry Burnout
When your circumstances are not what you would choose in the natural, this is what you must do.
Questions Your Elders or Deacons Might Ask You
Solid answers will help equip them to do what God has ordained them to do.
If You're Introverted, Here's How You Can Become More Relational
The good news is this can be very easily addressed without senior pastors running themselves into the ground.
4 Essential Elements of Healthy Small Groups
Building your small groups around these principles will provide a place where your members can find the fellowship they need and begin soaring in their walk with Christ.
10 Trends To Help You Reach Today's Young Families
Millennials are fast becoming the most powerful generation of parents ever to rise.
Joshua's Men: Developing Future Leaders
Hundreds of churches and thousands of men have gone through this program. It works.
Using Kingdom Signals in Your Ministry
If Jesus is our model, maybe we should preach the gospel of the kingdom as He did.
Beware of the 'Used to' Type Leader
Honor the past, but don't dwell on it.
Why Rural Churches Matter More Than Some Think
If you are serving in a rural church, you are not in the minor leagues. You are on the front lines.
5.5 Words to Improve Influence
The currency of a leader is competency.
6 Reasons Congregations Have Become Sticky
Thanks to Pew Research, we now know more about congregations where attendance frequency is actually increasing.
What the Church Can Do to Thrive in a Non-Christian World
However you read our country's history, it's becoming increasingly clear that we have reached a cultural tipping point.
Leading Through Doubt, Struggle and Lack of Faith
God isn't afraid of your doubt.
8 Things I Wouldn't Do Again if Planting Another Church
None of these things are in your best interest if you want your church to grow steadily.
Why You Must Preach the Earthiness of Heaven
If you want to correct wrong thoughts about heaven, you must provide right teaching.
13 Traits of 'Orphan Spirit' Leaders
I write this article to shed light on this vital subject so leaders can become more self-aware, and go to the Lord and others to be healed.
What You as a Believer Can Do to Show God's Infinite Love
The possibilities are limitless.
3 Common Sentences You Hear at Dying Churches
You have an opportunity right now to look at the warning signs in your church.
The Most Effective Way to Ensure Your Message Is Not Heard
Even incredible passion or sound logic can't overcome this.
Fly Like an Eagle
Leaders don't waste time with what lies behind.
Debunking a Myth About Pastor Retention Statistics
Mark Dance of LifeWay says the staggering numbers of pastors quitting the ministry may be more than a bit far-fetched.
What to Do When a Staff Member Is Uncoachable
When the process breaks down, ask yourself these important questions.
The Most Effective Way for You to Grow Your Church
If you're trying to do it by other methods, you might want to rethink your strategy.
Obliterating Negative Cycles in the Lives of Your Congregants
Divorce, poverty and addictions are only some of these that you must help your congregation eliminate from their lives.
New Pastors, Start Your 'To-Do' List With These Items
These can get you started off on the right foot with your new journey.
Stamping Out Your Discouragement in Ministry
Now is the time to embrace the battle and move through it.
5 Categorical Lies About Pastors
There are some bad apples in the bunch, but they are not the norm.
Make These Bold Decisions to Keep Your Ministry Fresh
Burnout can easily overwhelm you. In fact, it's our default destination when all we do is coast along.
Signs You May Be Doing Ministry Under Your Own Power
Take a personal inventory to see if any of these apply to you, and then seek God's guidance.
10 Traits of Pastors Who Have Healthy Long-Term Tenure
Imagine what might take place if pastors consistently stayed at churches for 10 or more years.
How to Re-Ignite Your Passion for Ministry
God made you to live a passionate life and to serve Him and His people with vitality.
13 Signs of a Dying Church
In dead or dying churches the preacher has no unction to instill faith, motivate action or convict of sin.
What You Can Do for an Unemployed Preacher
It's amazing how many churches tend to be afraid to risk calling a preacher who was "let go" by his former church.
How God Wants You to Respond to Unfair Criticism
These tips from Proverbs can help you.
Why the Judas Paradigm Is Alive and Well in America's Churches
God is looking for people who will refuse the 30 pieces of silver.
6 Ways to Welcome Guests and Leave a Positive Impression
A guest's first 12 minutes dramatically influence whether they're coming back or not.
When Silence Can Be Deadly for Your Church Team
It can cause a bevy of issues.
6 Reasons Why Your Church Members May Not Seem Friendly to Guests
One of the most common sentences heard from church members may be one of the biggest lies you encounter.
Find This to Increase Your Fruitfulness and Address Your Ministry Challenges
It can be your most effective strategy.
When Spontaneous Worship Works Well on Sunday—And When It Doesn't
If you lead worship, you've probably wrestled with this before.
4 Reasons to Welcome Smartphone Use in the Worship Service
Hint: None of them advocate playing games.
The State of the American Church: Numbers Point to a New Reality
The results of recent surveys are unmistakable.