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The Napkin Test
Little foxes destroy the vineyard.
How You Can Stop Being a People-Pleasing Pastor
You can't pacify everyone all the time.
40 Ways Your Church Can Increase Baptisms in the Next Year
Do these things in your church and the number of people wanting to publicly demonstrate their faith through baptism should rise dramatically.
Flowers are Spiritual Gifts
The Lord loves and gives through His creations.
This Alone Should Stir Your Soul This Christmas
While you're baking, shopping and partying, remind yourself of this daily.
Preventing Your Vision From Becoming a Dysfunctional Idol
If this comes to fruition, there could be devastating consequences.
Born to Lead
Even if we are born to lead, we must learn to be effective.
5 Tips for Building a Strong Team to Reach Your Goals
Most people recognize that we need others to accomplish the vision God has given to us.
Your Christmas Sermon: Just Tell the Story
Here's why this is no time to conjecture on how planets aligned themselves into creating the wandering star that led the Magi to Bethlehem.
6 Ways to Find, Develop and Utilize Leaders
If you will practice these disciplines, expect to experience some of the most difficult and frustrating, yet beautiful and empowering moments in your ministry.
What to do When You Are Waiting for a Lead Position
You should never waste a wait.
Does the Holy Spirit Care About the Legacy of a Leader?
A plan to leave a legacy may be selfish.
How Change Reveals the Spiritual Foundation of Our Lives
Changing times can create stress, anxiety, problems and fear. How do you handle them?
Churches Turn to Digital Solutions as Giving Decreases Nationwide
The State of the Plate surveyed nearly 1,600 pastors, leaders and laypeople to assess the current state of giving to churches in America.
5 Reasons a Christmas Eve Service Reaches the Unchurched
It is an incredible opportunity for most congregations.
Why You Must Build a Kingdom Culture Before Building a Structure
If you build it, they will come. But will they stay?
12 Ways to Make Your Ministry Leaner and Smarter
A lot of activity doesn't necessarily translate to vibrant and healthy growing churches.
Why You Must Pastor Your Family Too
There are a few traps pastors should watch out for.
A Forgotten Virtue of Great Leadership
There is tremendous power in this attribute.
9 Traits of an Orphan-Spirit Church
This spirit, prevalent in countless churches, runs counter to the very roots and identity of sonship that come from our heavenly Father.
Why You Need a Mentor and How To Find One
Being a young pastor is not easy. It's tougher if you don't know what you're doing.
The Gift Jesus Wants From You This Christmas
Frankly, it's what He wants from you all year round.
10 Realities Every Young Leader Needs To Grasp
It will make things a lot easier for you.
Characteristics of the Average Unchurched Family
The average American family seems to be in real trouble.
Does the Holy Spirit Need Help in Filling God's House?
The gospel message was not written for a niche audience.
What People Want From Their Pastor (and Have a Right to Expect)
It is not unrealistic for members of your congregation to expect a few basic things from you.
7 Myths About a Pastor's Work Week
Sadly, some church members believe some of these.
How an Effective Strategic Plan Can Reward Your Church or Ministry
Using SWOT Analysis is one strong idea.
Why Some Love You and Why Some Do Not
Many pastors have wondered this. Hint: It's not about you.
Leaders choose words of life to encourage and edify.
Personal Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way
This is a clear and urgent warning for others lest they go down the forsaken path I should never have traveled.
Raising the Energy Level in Your Church's Leaders
Here are seven ways to discover a good working rhythm.
Daniel Survived the Lions Long Before He Faced the Den
A leader's legacy is earned in progressive testing.
7 Steps To Correct a Toxic Church Culture
If you've drifted into unhealthy habits, it's time to realign.
Have You Made Any of These 8 Church Leader Miscalculations?
Some leaders are blind to the failings of their church.
7 Ways to Respond to a Bad Sermon
You probably feel like you let your congregation down. Here's why it's not as bad as you think.
7 Ways to Make This the Best Thanksgiving Yet
Don't stress or panic. Just follow these simple steps and rejoice in the Lord.
7 Resources to Thank God for This Thanksgiving
These tools make it easy to share the gospel with your community.
10 Vital Truths Every New Leader Needs to Hear
You're not alone. The struggles you're going through are common to every leader—and here's how to beat them.
Are You Prepared for a Kingdom Transition?
If the Lord is with us, we can be successful in any situation.
Take Your Church's Worship to the Next Level
Are your leaders leading with energy or being prophetic? If not, your church may be missing out.
10 Prayers Every Leader Needs To Pray This Month
Before the holidays hit, take time to pray for your ministry's future.
5 Ways to Deal With Members Trapped in the Past
Every healthy church changes over time, but how do you respond when members just want their "old church" back?
Signs Your Church Team Boasts an Empowering Culture
Empowerment gives members of your team this kind of a sense about themselves.
Embrace These Essential R's to Stay Fresh in Your Ministry
Burnout is easy, especially when all we do is coast along. Don't let it happen to you.
15 Ways to Sound Overly Smart in Your Sermons
Keep in mind these are tongue-in-cheek.
The Must-Do's of a Strong Sermon Opening
How you begin your sermon is absolutely vital.
7 Ways to Equip Your Church to Give Generously
Large or small, every church can be a resource giant for God's kingdom.
An Incredible Story of Obedience, Suffering, Peace and Abundance
When Darlene Rose gave her life to Jesus at 10, little did she know of the life of total surrender she would lead.