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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.
6 Reasons Many Churches Spend Too Much on Personnel Costs
If you think one of the six reasons is high salaries for each person on staff, you're wrong.
Why High-Pressure Invitations are Counterproductive
Keep in mind: If the fruit is ripe, you don't have to yank it.
Leaders See the Light
Learning to see is a process not an event.
What No Pastor Can Live Without
Otherwise, chaos could ensue within your congregation.
Building a Culture of Thankfulness in Your Church
As Christian pastors, here's how you should be setting the tone of thankfulness in your own home and with your congregation.
7 Misconceptions That Cause Ministry Leaders to Derail
If not corrected, these mistaken leadership beliefs become practices and end up as harmful habits that decrease your influence.
Trump's Election Brings Huge Opportunities for the Kingdom
The church should be poised to make a huge impact.
5 Investment Funds To Teach Your Congregation
Investing in these is eternally important.
What to Do After You Bombed Sunday's Sermon
Preaching is hard, and you're going to have days like this.
Navigating the Ocean of Emotion in Ministry Marriages
Bringing a man and a woman together in marriage is like bringing two different countries together and trying to form one.
Communication Mistakes Churches Can Easily Avoid
If churches want information to be retained, they need to implement strategies that will help get the right info to the right people in a timely manner.
How You Can Go Public on Controversial Issues—and Survive
You can take a stand, but you must represent Christ well and do it right.
Considering Your Readiness as a 'First-Chair' Leader
Remember that where God calls you, He equips you.
7 Core Productivity Apps for You to Take Advantage of
Every minister with an iPhone should get in on these tech advances.
Speaking to One Another in Love About Sin
Confronting a brother or sister about their sin can be awkward, but Jesus reminds us that such confrontations are necessary sometimes.
A Gut-Wrenching Life Story of Pain and Heartache Turned to Joy
Barbara Johnson's example of faithfulness to the Lord in the face of adversity should inspire us all.