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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."
These Elements Can Exponentially Boost Your Ministry's Success
It's how God used Moses, David, Daniel and Esther mightily for His purpose.
7 Keys to Keeping Your Church Informed
It's something that is grossly neglected in thousands of churches across the U.S.
What Pastors Can Do to Minister to Police Officers
Your local law enforcement will certainly appreciate these acts of kindness.
Why Church Leaders Need to Invest in Collegiate Ministry
Find your local college students. Hang out with them. Get to know them.
How You Can Avoid Being Labeled a 'Lazy Preacher'
The pastor who serves well must learn to do a number of hard things.
3 Common Idols Hindering God's Blessings in Many Churches
God cannot move if we make these things objects of worship, as some churches do.
Effective Habits That Can Sustain Your Ministry
Whether you're a rookie church-planter or you're a veteran cross-cultural missionary, you will never outgrow these.
Where Pastors Can Find Friends Outside the Ministry
Life and ministry are way too hard to do alone.
The Simple Cure for Spiritual Anemia
Moses, Isaiah and Nehemiah all knew what the antidote is and took advantage of it to do great things. You can too.
The Number One Mistake Pastors Make—and How to Rectify It
"I am all for the Great Commission but not at the expense of the Great Commandment."
Why Church Should Make You a Little Bit Uncomfortable
Being a believer is a huge responsibility, if you haven't noticed.
5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Ministry Leader
It's a clever trick the enemy uses to keep you from fulfilling your destiny.
Develop Strong Future Leaders by Using This Dynamic Discipleship Model
Follow it and you can't go wrong. It has been effective for almost 2,000 years.
4 Steps for Your Church to Achieve Dynamic Retention
This could very well be a road map to explosive growth for your church.
The Balance God Expects From Your Church or Ministry
There are many crucial teachings that are being left out of the messages heard at many churches these days.
Why Your Small Group Leaders Need Your Prayers
You can thwart the enemy's plans to attack these important people.
Simple Maintenance Activities to Help Accelerate Your Ministry's Vision
It's not exciting or fun, but it prevents a lot of headaches down the road.
8 Trends Where Churches Are Moving Virtual
It's simply good stewardship.
FFRF Allowed to Proceed With Challenge in Minister Housing Exclusion Case
With standing now conceded by the federal government in this case, this removes an important barrier for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Addressing the Heartbreaking Issue of Firing Someone in Your Ministry
If you struggle with this, as you should, here are some things you might want to consider.
10 Things That Stress Out Returning Missionaries
This list will help you understand them better and pray for them if they visit or join your church.
What Pastor Search Committees Fear Most
If I were on a pastor search committee, I would ask the congregation to establish up front whether they will support our acting in faith or if they want some kind of guarantee against failure.