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How You Can Avoid Being Labeled a 'Lazy Preacher'
The pastor who serves well must learn to do a number of hard things.
3 Common Idols Hindering God's Blessings in Many Churches
God cannot move if we make these things objects of worship, as some churches do.
Effective Habits That Can Sustain Your Ministry
Whether you're a rookie church-planter or you're a veteran cross-cultural missionary, you will never outgrow these.
Where Pastors Can Find Friends Outside the Ministry
Life and ministry are way too hard to do alone.
The Simple Cure for Spiritual Anemia
Moses, Isaiah and Nehemiah all knew what the antidote is and took advantage of it to do great things. You can too.
The Number One Mistake Pastors Make—and How to Rectify It
"I am all for the Great Commission but not at the expense of the Great Commandment."
Why Church Should Make You a Little Bit Uncomfortable
Being a believer is a huge responsibility, if you haven't noticed.
5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Ministry Leader
It's a clever trick the enemy uses to keep you from fulfilling your destiny.
Develop Strong Future Leaders by Using This Dynamic Discipleship Model
Follow it and you can't go wrong. It has been effective for almost 2,000 years.
4 Steps for Your Church to Achieve Dynamic Retention
This could very well be a road map to explosive growth for your church.
The Balance God Expects From Your Church or Ministry
There are many crucial teachings that are being left out of the messages heard at many churches these days.
Why Your Small Group Leaders Need Your Prayers
You can thwart the enemy's plans to attack these important people.
Simple Maintenance Activities to Help Accelerate Your Ministry's Vision
It's not exciting or fun, but it prevents a lot of headaches down the road.
8 Trends Where Churches Are Moving Virtual
It's simply good stewardship.
FFRF Allowed to Proceed With Challenge in Minister Housing Exclusion Case
With standing now conceded by the federal government in this case, this removes an important barrier for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Addressing the Heartbreaking Issue of Firing Someone in Your Ministry
If you struggle with this, as you should, here are some things you might want to consider.
10 Things That Stress Out Returning Missionaries
This list will help you understand them better and pray for them if they visit or join your church.
What Pastor Search Committees Fear Most
If I were on a pastor search committee, I would ask the congregation to establish up front whether they will support our acting in faith or if they want some kind of guarantee against failure.
Why God's Timing for Your Ministry Is Always Perfect
You may know precisely what God has called you to do, but don't get anxious or impatient about when He will execute His plan.
Why You Need Multi-Racial Friendships
Everybody knows the difference between a photo friendship and the real deal.
Why You Cannot Lead From Isolation
Here are seven temptations to lead alone you should avoid, and three good reasons to lead with others.
How to Select the Best Material for Your Sermon
These five guidelines can help you avoid a muddled presentation.
7 Strategies to Lead People-Friendly Change in Your Church
These could save you a lot of grief the next time you think about a change in your church's programs or procedures.
Why You Need These Types of Volunteers in Your Children's Ministry
They may have 'cheesy names,' but get them on your team and see what happens.
3 Things You Must Do Before Leading Others to God
Without them, your work will be fruitless.
What Metrics Can Reveal to You About Your Ministry
Even though our ministries are different, Scripture provides general guidance on essentials.
How to Replace Ego and Self-Centeredness With Genuine Worship
Noticing what everyone else is doing wrong is easy. It's difficult to admit when you're the problem.
4 Types of Churches That Will Die Soon
Some congregations are in more than one category, and some are in all four.
Why You Must Not Quit When God's People Mistreat You
The Lord told us to expect this. See Matthew 10.
The Most Common Factor in Declining Churches
There are many warning signs so you can catch it early.
3 Myths of Smaller Church Women's Ministry
Remember this: Whether your women's ministry will be a part of God's miraculous kingdom work depends in part on your focus.
Why You and Your Congregation Must Constantly Grow in the Area of Prayer
Jesus gave His disciples at least four reasons for this.
3 Antidotes to Pastoral Perfectionism
How can you keep from falling into the same trap Olympic hero Michael Phelps did?
Thankfully, the Holy Spirit Is Not in a Bad Mood
Leaders should be known for their thinking rather than their moods.
Lessons You Can Learn From a Man Named Ezekiel
"I am discovering that the Holy Spirit will use the words of a street preacher who lived nearly 3,000 years ago to speak life into my weary ministry and discouraged heart."
6 Errors to Avoid When Recruiting Ministry Volunteers
How you choose your helpers will make an incredible difference, for good or bad, in your church.
Why Singles Ministry Is Often Neglected in Many Churches
Churches that don't have a singles ministry or have neglected the one they have should definitely read this.
What Church Leaders Can Learn From Peter About Multi-Cultural Ministry
Imagine if Peter had been unwilling to adjust his ministry expectations and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Why You Must Avoid This Temptation When Preaching
You will someday stand before the Lord and give account for them.
The Key to a Balanced Life for Ministry Leaders
When life gets out of whack, it's something you must always come back to.
3 Kingdom Principles to Help Your Ministry Become Productive and Efficient
Here are four principles to help keep us moving forward.
13 Ways to Attract Newcomers to Church This Fall
The summer is over, and there's a lot of work to do before the autumn harvest.
Pastors in Transition Can Always Use This
Here are some ways to help in his or her transition.
The Importance of Building a Connection With Families With Babies
Parents are looking for affirmation that they can trust the adults providing care for their children.
6 Advantages to Organizing Your Church Around Giftedness
A simple structure is a more stable one.
Why Many Churches Lead From Fear Instead of Faith
It takes real courage to do the latter.
The Most Important Decision a Pastor Can Make Daily
Some might take it for granted. Don't let that happen to you.
Spirit-Empowered, Multi-Ethnic Ministry Requires This Sacrifice
It may sound frivolous, but if you really want to reach every nation, you must be willing to do it.
The Significant Impact You Can Make by Learning to Lead Up
Focus your ministry efforts on what is positive and solution-oriented.