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5 Missional Mistakes You Must Avoid
Unfortunately, these are common in the ministry.
5 Ways for Your Marriage to Thrive in Ministry
In ministry, it's easy to forsake or take for granted your relationship with your spouse.
A Three-Tiered Approach to Christian Worldview Preaching
Small changes in sermon approach and delivery can open wide doors to post-moderns.
Why Good Enough Is Not Acceptable in the Kingdom
What kind of race are you running?
It's Time to Get Mean About the Vision God Has Given You
Determine to get to God's throne without the regret of missed opportunities to bring more people into His family.
7 Non-Negotiable Values for Your Team
These are characteristics you almost have to have in people if you are going to work well together long-term.
Why Comparison Can Kill Your Ministry
Here are three ways leaders can battle the insecurity that drains and defeats.
6 Areas Where Ministry and the Generations Collide
As pastors and leaders, we are responsible for the spiritual care and leadership of our entire congregations.
The Secret to Church Growth Lies in This
These simple instructions are also our blueprint for spreading the gospel and advancing the kingdom.
These Ingredients Are Crucial to Arrive at God's Vision for Your Ministry
"You need to ask yourself this question: 'What would I attempt for God if I knew I couldn't fail?'"
8 Traits of Excellent Worship Leaders
If you observe worship leaders at all, these will capture your attention.
What to Do When Discouragement Pounds on Your Door
There are plenty of ways to knock the enemy back in his place.
The Holy Spirit Sings, 'It's All About You, Billy'
What would a can of peas do for you?
6 Current Trends in Land Purchases by Churches
The process and the decision-making rationale are significantly different than they were just a decade or so ago.
How You Can Inspire Your Ministry's Volunteers
You might do well to follow Walt Disney's example.
8 Things You Need to Know About Pastor Search Committees
Even though this process is used by as many as 200,000 congregations in the U.S., there still seems to be a mystery about it.
Leading Yourself Through Difficult and Painful Times
Church leadership at every level is, at some point, accompanied by personal drama. With God's help and guidance, you can navigate your way beyond it.
Tackling the Burden and Fear of Handling the Word of God
We must never take this lightly. Lives hang in the balance.
6 Reasons to Consider Avoiding Cute Sermon Series Titles
There's nothing wrong with a catchy sermon series title. But here's why you shouldn't go overboard.
To What and How Christ-Followers Should Respond
The following guidelines should help in making godly responses.
5 Ways Leaders Grasp Momentum
Momentum is not a mystery, but here's how to better understand it.
This Small-Town Pastor Has Made a Big Impact on the Kingdom
This pastor has stayed put for 50 years and watched God do great and mighty things.
Is a Door Opening for You?
New seasons come and surely go.
When You Should Call for a Ministry Time-Out
Everyone needs a break now and then.
When You Must Officiate a Funeral for Someone You Do Not Know
You can do it in a way that encourages the family and makes Jesus prominent.
10 Ways to Avoid Burnout in 2017
On the edge is a dangerous place to be. Here's how to overcome it.
If Leaders Misdiagnose, This Will Happen
Who are you called to lead? And whom are you leading in this season?
3 Ways to Help Creatives on Your Team Flourish
Creatives don't need freedom alone—they need more.
10 Reasons for Pollution in the Pulpit Today
We are all susceptible to this, since all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
No Matter What Your Persuasion, It's Time to Pray
Whether you voted for Donald Trump or not, please petition God for a smooth transition for him into the White House and for a united country.
What to Do When There Is No Pastor to Fill Your Church's Pulpit
Rather than provide definitive guidelines, here are some questions to consider.
If Disney Ran Your Children's Ministry
Here are 10 steps to creating a great environment for kids.
Oops, I Must Have Left the Kingdom of God
Leaders are diligent about keeping their heart near the cross.
Inauguration Day and the True Deplorables in Congress
"To opt out of participation in this festival of the democratic process is to say publicly that their oath meant nothing."
Ways to Promote Online Content to Your Church Without Looking Preachy
Your entire church will benefit from a well-rounded approach.
8 Reasons Some Full-Time Pastors and Staff Should Go Bi-Vocational
It could make for some great opportunities.
Prophecy: Know You Not That You Have Served My Angels?
God is calling marketplace Christians to rise up in the spirit of Hebrews 13:2.
Always Involve These Factors in Your Kingdom Decision-Making
Failure to make the tough choices, when needed, can limit the growth and even viability of our church.
5 Questions You Will Answer in 2017
The future of your life, ministry and church will be determined by the way you address these.
Why January Is the Perfect Time to Add More Small Groups
There are at least five great reasons for this.
The Great Value of Churches With Under 100 Members
God can and does use small churches in significant ways to advance His Kingdom.
Creating Safer Places for People to Share Their Stories
When your darkest secrets are exposed, carnage is almost certain to follow. In our ministries, we need to find a haven where safety and solace are priorities.
Nothing Can Replace This Element of Your Children's Ministry
Kids learn best this way.
How to Receive Clarity When Torn Between Choices
Decision making is risky without guidance from the Holy Spirit.
63-Year-Old Law Still 'Threatens' Churches, Pastors
Read why this law is so dangerous to the kingdom culture.
7 Practices for Great Staff Chemistry
Greater chemistry leads to better team performance.
10 Traits of the Jesus-Driven Church
If we attempt to walk in these, we will leave a powerful imprint on the world around us.
How Does a Believer Deal With a Broken Heart?
None of us wants to buy real estate in the valley of despair and disappointment.
Learn to Discern God's Direction in Your Tech Decisions
The new year is a time for reflection. What's working in our tech ministry? What's not?