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Beware of the Undisciplined Pursuit of More
Slow, steady growth isn't as cool or exciting as explosive growth, but there are benefits.
When Things Are Different Than They Appear
Ministers have a responsibility to be diligent in checking the facts.
4 Basic People Needs the Church Must Meet
There are a lot of unfulfilled Christians, and that devastates our witness to the world.
Why You Should Use Statistics in Ministry
Although they can easily be misused or misconstrued, stats are important for a number of reasons.
There Are No Speed Limits in the Kingdom of God
Our flesh is in a hurry to sin.
Like Everyday Teens, Olympic Athletes Crave the Gospel
There are a lot of parallels between communicating with Olympians in Rio and communicating with teenagers in our ministries.
What I Pray for the Lord's 21st-Century Church
It's nothing that God Himself wouldn't long for.
Why Constant Activity Can Be Dangerous for a Ministry Leader
Ministry rarely affords a light week, but most of your time should be spent doing this.
5 Ways for Pastors to Capture a Vision for Media
The possibilities for using television and other media to impact this generation for the kingdom are numerous.
12 Common Complaints About Leaders
These will help you ask some tough questions about yourself.
Why Career-Driven Worship Can Damage a Congregation
The job you have doesn't have to steal your joy.
You Can Change the World When You Do the 'Next Right Thing'
People may not notice your efforts for a while, but give it time.
How You Can Make Volunteer Training Meetings More Appealing
These meetings are important, so don't let them get stale.
6 Indicators of a Healthy Church Team
As leaders, we have the opportunity to craft the culture of our organizations.
The Holy Spirit Wants to Pull You Away From the Crowd
Don't hang around people who hang around.
An All Too Common Tale: A Pastor's Wife in Distress
This lady, and others like her, desperately need our prayers.
When Personal Success Can Become Dangerous
King Uzziah in 2 Chronicles knew about this all too well.
Why Ministry Leaders Should Be Grieving for the Church
Let us care for what is happening, and pray for the Lord's people.
Why You Should Examine Your Ministry Periodically for Spiritual Health
Our ministries need regular check-ups.
Novice Pastors Often Encounter These Struggles
It leads some to wonder if seminaries are addressing these issues.
Why 'Pop Christianity' Falls Short of Pleasing God
While there's nothing wrong with Christian pop music, Jesus would most certainly like us to pay attention to more substantive things in the kingdom.
The Holy Spirit Says 'Come' and 'Remain'
The thunder rolls and storms drown a weak leader.
6 Perspectives on Dual Church Membership
There are both pros and cons to this issue.
7 of the Hardest People to Lead
You know the types.
What Returning to School Can Do for Ministry Leaders
It will also be a huge benefit the people you serve.
7 Reasons to Consider Not Requiring Ministerial Staff Office Hours
Jesus didn't say, "stay in the church building." He said, "go."
Why Your Ministry Team Needs All of These Personalities
God does not build unity out of conformity, but He builds unity out of diversity.
Pray This Prayer if You Are an Embattled Pastor
It will help you in times when you are opposed and are being criticized.
7 False Assumptions About Children's Ministry
These are often made by people who have never been involved with this type of ministry.
Why Worship Leaders Should Stop Trying to Be Cool
It would be more prudent to chase these godly traits instead.
6 Convictions of the Church That Change the World
Believers should all be willing to stick to these no matter what.
How to Handle Internal Conflict Within Your Church
A handful of pastors lend their expertise on how to deal with this touchy subject.
What Cognitive Dissonance Does to Boost Your Relationship With God
The Holy Spirit uses this regularly.
Why Preaching About Self-Control Simply Isn't Enough for Pastors
If you think that makes you immune from sin, think again.
8 Common Mistakes Rookie Pastors Make
Thankfully, and with God's grace, these can be corrected.
What a Historic Family Feud Can Teach Leaders About Conflict Resolution
Reconciliation can have a tremendous impact when demonstrated by men.
Is Sickness Ever God's Will?
If doubts and questions about God's will for healing arise in your heart and mind, it's time to find out the real truth here.
5 Disciplines of Spiritual Maturity for Your Church
The risk of shallowness is a real one.
US Pastors' Views on Eschatology Clash Badly
"It's a good thing to come to firm conclusions. But I don't think we need to have on boxing gloves."
When Should a Pastor Resign?
It's a very delicate subject and a question with no simple answer. But here are some guidelines.
The Beatitudes of Jesus and Life's 8 Healing Choices
Long before there was a recovery or addiction program, Jesus used one of his greatest sermons to lay the foundation for our healing from every hurt, habit and hang-up!
A Sobering Reality That Can Protect Your Ministry
It is simply a part of being a leader.
Unlock a Secret to Inner Peace With This Godly Discipline
It is what Jesus would most likely do.
Take This Approach to Think Like an Effective Leader
He has given you a good mind, but when it comes to life transformation, there are some big questions still to be answered.
7 Ideas for Effective Church Guest Follow Up
You might be surprised at the number of churches that don't have an itinerary for this.
12 Band-Aid 'Solutions' That Won't Actually Solve Your Problems
"Anything short of instilling an evangelistic heart in members isn't lasting."
10 Tips to Transform a Good Leader Into a Great Leader
How many of these things are you doing?
4 Values Every Church Should Defend in the Midst of Mass Shootings
There's never been a more appropriate time for us, as Christians, to ask ourselves what Jesus wants his movement, his people, his Kingdom to stand for.
3 Simple Ways to Make Small Groups Thrive This Summer
All it takes is a little creative thinking.