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Paul's No-Nonsense Strategy for Dealing With Racism in the Church
Paul was deeply troubled by this behavior, twice calling it hypocrisy.
This Is Why Your Congregation Keeps Getting Distracted During Your Sermon
Every time you preach, almost everyone is sitting there with a smartphone in their hands. And that's only the first reason they're distracted.
Mentoring Millennials Into Leadership Starts With These 5 Questions
Stepping into a leadership role for the first time isn't easy. Be encouraged by these tips.
This Spiritual Discipline Gives You Strength to Lead the Broken
"Without strength, we cannot resist the devil."
The Difference Between Your Church's Vision and Your Church's Mission
The answer depends on who you're talking to, to some degree, but here's my take.
Pastor, Give Your Mornings to God
Nothing has ascended my spiritual life and level of leadership more than this allocated time each morning.
Ministering to Your Hurting Loved One
As ministry leaders, we often reach out to the broken. But who pastors the pastor when his or her life is falling apart?
Money-Saving Ideas for Your Summer Vacation
If you're following Proverbs' advice and getting rid of your debt, try these inexpensive yet fun vacation ideas.
10 Commandments of Your Church's Social Media
Many churches are still either hesitant to use social media or are using it poorly and not seeing any positive results. Here's why you need it.
God's Audacious Church-Planting Strategies
If God is calling you to plant churches, remember these stories from the book of Acts.
8 Sad Signs Your Church May Be Closing Soon
If a church has four or more of these signs present, it is likely in deep trouble.
Bypassing the Common Leadership Trap Called Stupidity
Here is a fun and incredibly simple way to avoid becoming a stupid leader.
Scriptural Guidance for Success in Our Gig Economy
For the believer, the new gig economy offers the opportunity to better meet the multivariate responsibilities of God, family and work.
Stop Trying to Eliminate All Distraction in Your Worship Service
Let's be honest. Sometimes connecting with God is a challenge in church.
5 Imminent Dangers Your Church Is Likely Facing
I am not speaking of just those churches that have abandoned core doctrines. I am also speaking of churches that are supposedly solidly evangelical.
Is Your Church Walking in This Revelation 7 Principle?
Bethel's logo reminds us of what the church ought to look like.
Prioritizing Your 'Yes' to Maximize Your Effectiveness
How many tasks are on your to-do list during the week that are non-essential for feeding and leading the flock?
A Mom's Recipe for Financial Freedom
Now that we're grown up, perhaps we can use some of that wisdom in our fight for financial freedom.
The James 5 Key to Reaching Out to Straying Believers
Your first step is strengthening yourself in the Lord. Here's how to do that.
5 Must-Do's for Your Mother's Day Sermon
These may be just the right thing to add spice to your Mother's Day sermon.
Remember This Glorious Truth When Facing a Mountain of Discouragement
The next time you feel alone and rejected by people, remember this.
Take These Hidden Factors Into Consideration When Planting a Church
We need a vision for the people before we develop a vision for a particular model of church. This is how you do that.
Enlisting New Volunteers Isn't Enough—Here's the Next Step
Here are some questions to think about and discuss with your team.
Why Leading by Control Will Never Advance Your Team the Way You Want
Try this leadership style instead.
4 Critical Things Business People Need from Pastors
Many marketplace leaders I advise tell me their pastors rarely if ever speak to this real and urgent need. Here's how you can change that.
Choosing the Right Campaign to Grow Your Church
Campaigns are a strategic way to grow your church in size and maturity and connectedness. If you don't know how to launch one, here's a basic plan.
Why Your Calling Still Matters After Years of Ministry
The call was so strangely clear to me that it has never wavered in more than 40 years.
5 Biblical Steps to Being Invaluable in Your Workplace
As imitators of Christ, we should be the most valuable workers an organization could possibly hire. Here's what the Bible says you should do.
Kick Racism Out of the Church With These Theological Truths
Christians have sinned many times in history without realizing it. Racism was a blind spot for them. Here's how not to make that same mistake.
Why Your Organizational Structure May Be Holding You Back
Like a body without bones or a building without supporting walls, an organization without a structure goes nowhere, fast.
Why the Most Effective Children's Leaders Exemplify These 6 Traits
The value and importance of children's ministry in the local church simply can't be overestimated.
Protect Your Flock From This Factitious Worship
This may be the most common mistake Christians make in regards to worship.
Your First Step to Win Disconnected Christians Back to Jesus
This step consists of three distinct facets of your spiritual walk.
Research Reveals How Your Congregation Wants You to Talk About Politics
LifeWay unpacks how the new religious liberty executive order.
3 Frustrating Inner Battles Every Leader Will Encounter
New territory is never easy, and it always comes at a price.
The Proverbs Key to Guarding Your Finances From Malicious Scammers
Be sure to cling to these two powerful lines of defense.
Is God Calling You to a David or Abraham Moment?
When the enemy sees me coming, he has been known to say, "Here comes one relentless woman!"
The Audacious, Untamed God of Church Planting
There is no exact formula in Scripture to follow regarding church planting and Kingdom expansion, only principles we can attempt to extract and apply to the best of our ability.
John Piper Answers Whether Your Congregation's Kids Should Sit in 'Big Church'
I hope there is a strong leader in your church, because weak leaders will never be able to stand up against the onslaught of criticism that is going to come if you try to do what I am going to suggest.
Discerning Between Natural and Supernatural Leadership
Perhaps we need to understand the third option.
These Specific Worship Elements Will Never Die Out in Churches Across the Globe
For some reason, we continue to worship in the same ways Christians throughout the ages have done.
5 Powerful Prayer Keys for Your Business
This model prayer Jesus gives us is just as much for a business owner as it is for anyone else.
Courage to Overcome When Trials Undermine Your Momentum
In the kingdom, the world's dramas and our circumstances are less important than our relationship with Christ.
Why Today's Marketplace Needs More Nehemiahs
Although Nehemiah was a marketplace person, a governor and a secular leader, he was no less called than Ezra, and he fulfilled a divine assignment from God for his nation.
Practical Principles for Leading Difficult People
When you allow difficult people to "get away with it," any environment can become toxic. Here's what to do instead.
Your First Step in Walking Out Your Leadership Aspirations
We love the idea of changing the world, but we fail to see that changing the world starts with this crucial step.
Healthy Relationships Require These 2 Leadership Lessons
It takes far more than love to keep a marriage alive and well.
This Loving Strategy Is Crucial in Restoring Dropout Believers
This is different than preaching the gospel to the lost.
This May Be the Cheapest Kind of Preaching
This kind of preaching is foreign to the New Testament.