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What My Third Church Plant Might Look Like
Here are some things Evangelist John Burton might change if he decided to start another church.
Why You Should Not Be a Ministry Martyr
The best way to be successful in ministry is to stay in ministry.
Make Sure to Balance These 2 Things in Your Worship Ministry
What are your greatest challenges facing your team this year?
4 Questions to Help You Improve Your Church-Wide Communication
Lack of vision and clarity for the future produces a sense of under-communication that demotivates and discourages people. Don't let that happen.
How You Can Recognize Spiritually Receptive People in Your Community
Start checking the soil.
10 Reasons the Church Is the Most Important Institution
It's no wonder the church has outlived the Roman Empire as well as every other dynasty and empire that existed at the church's birth 2,000 years ago.
This Combination of Spiritual Attributes Pleases Your Heavenly Father
They are not mutually exclusive, but often intersect at a beautiful crossroads of life with the Savior.
Plow Around That Stump, Pastor
Most churches have sacred cows. Here are some challenges you might face.
7 Keys to an Effective Church Social Media Strategy
As the pervasiveness of social media grows, it would be unwise to continue to ignore your church's social media strategy and presence.
Does Your Ministry Address Scarcity?
An abundance mentality enhances our vision of scarcity.
How You Should Handle Legalists When They Hold Back the Mission
Your role as a pastor is to protect the flock from wolves and from false teachers.
What You Can Do if You Are Overexposed and Underdeveloped
You need this element if you are going to stay in ministry for the long haul.
10 Major Church Trends for 2017
These trends are relatively easy to predict, but that does not make them less important.
The Holy Spirit Leads Us To Morph
A new year is a good time to welcome change.
Why You Should Observe Times of Reflection Throughout the Year
Jesus did it many times throughout His ministry. It would benefit yours, too.
5 Reasons Churches Don't Break the 400-Member Barrier
This may force you to make some tough decisions.
How Social Media Can Benefit You as a Pastor
Ministry leaders are continuing to discover the benefits of social media. It's done wonders for this pastor.
Are You Robbing God of Your Time?
Give back a portion of the time God has given to you.
5 Ways to Strengthen Your Church in 2017
These suggestions will help you better serve your congregation and community.
Why a Mom Stopped Taking Her Child to Church
If we're going to help more families engage in faithful church attendance, then we've got to find out what the barriers are and find ways to remove them.
If You Want to Lead, You Must Take This Spiritual Inventory
It doesn't have to be weird; it just has to have substance.
One Sentence You and Your Church Staff Hate To Hear
It could be phrased a number of ways, but the meaning is still similar.
7 of the Most Frustrating Things You May Experience
Many need to be reminded that pastors are only human too.
In 2017, Don't Take Care—Take Risks
This man's life and testimony shows us why we should step out on a limb for the Lord every day in 2017.
3 Factors in Determining the Size of Your Ministry Vision
Remember, the bigger the vision, the easier it is to reach it.
This New App Will Help Encourage You in Your Walk With God
You will quickly discover this to be the most important eight minutes of your day and will look forward to it each morning.
A Hefty Challenge: Recovering From the Christmas Rush
Pastors and ministry leaders should read this and come up with a plan for how to spend the last couple of days of the year.
The Strategic and Essential Elements of an Effective Evangelistic Leader
There are many challenges to this role. How can you overcome them?
How Your Congregation's Trust in You Can Strengthen in the New Year
Pew Research shows that, more than anything, church members want this from you.
Why Declaring New Beginnings Should Be Habitual for Believers
We have the ability, means and capacity to move from glory to glory in a never-ending quest to know more of Him.
7 Characters Created by Lackluster Leadership
These characters might help you identify potential leadership deficiencies and their corresponding antidotes.
A Personal Evaluation That Benefits Your Life and Ministry
There are four key areas you need to turn your attention to.
4 Factors to Interpret an Increase in Giving
The leader in you needs to be grateful and have a good understanding of God's blessing.
Barrier-Breaking Pastors Embrace This Character Trait
You know ministry is hard, but God empowers you for it.
7 Commitments of Renewal Every Church Leader Should Make for a New Year
Ask others to hold you accountable.
Calling a Christmas Truce on Criticism
This is assuming you want world peace to start in your home or church.
3 Steps to Peace for Leaders During the Holidays
These will help you better navigate the pressure to a normal and healthy level.
It's Christmas—Let the Rejoicing Begin!
If you are questioning God's love for you today, remember Christmas.
Icebreakers to Impact Your Neighbors at Christmastime
These will go a long way to further your relationships in your neighborhood and will make people more receptive to church invitations.
7 of the Most Exciting Things Pastors Experience
These are certainly enough to make you shout, 'Hallelujah!'
The Pioneer Woman: Maximizing Media to Become a Household Name
It's amazing what God has done with humble beginnings for this "country girl" from Oklahoma. He can do it with you too.
How You Can Teach Kids To Be Givers This Christmas
Here are seven ways to help your child experience this joy.
11 Vital Steps To Minimize Risk of Child Sex Abuse in Your Church
"It will never happen in our church." And then it does.
Building a Kingdom With Lasting Value
Souls are eternal. Equipping the saints is eternal. We are children of the living God on assignment.
10 Church-Growth Myths You Might Have Heard
Some will make you laugh—out loud.
What I Would Do at Christmastime If I Were a Pastor Again
A retired pastor gives some great perspective for those in the ministry about the holiday season.
3 Ways To Foster a Culture of Encouragement for Your Team
Make appreciation your job. Breathe encouragement.
How You Can Entice Non-Believers to Your Church
It's not about compromising your doctrine; it's about the church being at the heart of transforming your community.
How You Can Make 2017 a Banner Year for Your Ministry
These attitudes and actions are critical to your ministry's success.