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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.
An Overlooked Technology Option for Churches on a Budget
For your daily office activities, this makes sense.
How to Overcome These Common Leadership Challenges You May Face
Sometimes it helps to know you are not alone.
10 Hazards of the Prayerless Church
A prayerless church has a huge gap in their armor, making them unprotected during seasons of attack.
Why You Should Stop Searching for 'Authentic' Church Community
This is much more important.
Unleashing Your Unfair Advantage Into the Business World
Faithful Christian business leaders need to realize this powerful weapon is readily available to them.
If You Expect to Lead, You Must Embrace These Disciplines
Your ministry won't be effective without them.
5 Concepts That Can Keep a Church From Growing
Once you get rid of these, the trend is totally reversible.
Your Church's Safety in a Violence-Laden Culture Depends on One Thing
With horror stories like Dylann Roof's massacre at Emanuel AME Church, how should you protect your flock?
Another Hamburger Joint?
Plant churches in markets where demand hungers for supply.
Signs Your Church May Be in Maintenance Mode
Diagnosing the exact cause(s) of being stuck in a holding pattern is critical.
These Habits Seem Spiritual at First—but Can Destroy Your Ministry
These habits are easy to slip into and they are difficult to detect.
How You Can Be a Good Steward of Your Influence
You need to do at least these three things.
Fully Consecrated Ministers of the Kingdom Are Motivated by This
All other incentives should be secondary.
7 Ways Pastors Can Deal With the Monday Morning Blues
Having a call does not mean you won't experience tough days. The only way one can thrive as a pastor is to have a secure call to the vocation.
Rip Van America: From Revolution to Evolution
The story in a classic novel by Washington Irving bears a striking resemblance to today's government in this country.
Why Some Churches May Be Teaching Kids to Be Fake Christians
You may unknowingly be causing children to follow a "mutant" form of Christianity.
Why Passion Isn't Enough for Worship Leaders
Prophetic worship is rooted in this. Passion can be faked.
5 Excuses That Could Be Blocking Salvations in Your Church
One California pastor used to let these excuses rule his preaching. But one weekly challenge revolutionized his life—and his church.
How a Piece of Mail Exposed My Soul
God can use experiences like this show open your eyes to the darkness the enemy can plant in your heart.
This Ministry Could Bolster Your Church's Impact on the Lost
Why This Unique Prayer Challenge Can Infuse You With Godly Confidence
Take the challenge. You will bless both yourself and your colleagues.
Doing This Creates a Winning Atmosphere for Christians and Non-Christians Alike
It's what Jesus would do.
5 Ways to Help Young Leaders Succeed in Ministry
In certain positions, the younger leader is a good or even sometimes better option.
Visitors Will Flee From a Church Like This
And sometimes, church members don't even know they're doing it.
12 'Hyper' Teachings That Harm the Church
Whenever we focus on a truth to the exclusion of other aspects of truth, we end up in error.
How to Grow People at Every Level of Commitment in Your Church
When you're planning a sermon series, outreach or ministry, you must think of the various levels of spiritual maturity.
Rice Broocks and Orlando Company Pamper Pastors at Special Event
"Pastors, you need a break."