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New Research Reveals Disturbing Trend Among America's Pastors
Barna sheds some light on those who may impact society's health and well-being the most.
Letting Holy Spirit Dictate Your Leadership Style
I have met numerous leaders with the title "apostle," "bishop" and even "archbishop" without apostolic fruit to back up their title.
A 21-Point Checklist to Write Your Strongest Blog Yet
Blogging is a powerful tool in any spiritually minded leader's hand. Learn to maximize your blog's power to reach people.
Why You're Not Thinking Big Enough as a Spirit-Filled Leader
I learned one of the greatest lessons about vision in the simplest manner while I was at that church.
Beware of Misusing These 2 Powerful Kingdom Catalysts
The world uses these two tools in a destructive way. But Christ has called us to something greater.
Consider This Truth Before You Go Into Debt for Your Ministry
Some debt is oppressive bondage, while other types of debt can actually lighten the load. Here's how to discern between the two.
Try This Christlike Response When People Interrupt Your Schedule
Here are some practical questions to help you think through how you should respond.
10 Sure Ways to Be an Excellent Pastor—and a Phenomenal Boss
Take a look at what church staff members think it takes to be an excellent leader.
Adopting Holy Spirit's Agenda for Your Team
Some of us are trying to help other people buy into our agendas.
9 Key Characteristics of Spirit-Led Business Prophets
Some biblical examples of business prophets include Nathan, Deborah, Amos and David. Here's what they have in common.
Grab a Wheelbarrow and Fill It Full of Care
Care builds relationships, and relationships impact influence.
Telltale Signs Your Ministry Is Growing Stale
If your ministry fits this description, it's time for you to experience a fresh move of God.
Vital Tips Every Fledgling Pastor Should Grab Hold Of
Whether you're just beginning your pastoring career or you're mentoring a young preacher, these nine tips are essential.
One of the Most Powerful Ways to Cultivate a Winning Team
Many secular leaders just don't get this.
Discovering God's Unique Mission for You
"I believe I have been given a word from God for you today; may I share it with you?"
An Oft-Ignored Step to Eliminating Your Debt Burden
If you want to retire by age 67, keep this in mind.
5 Convincing Reasons You Should Recommend Books to Your Followers
The best mentors are those who foster a love of learning in their followers. This is why.
10 Tough Lessons Every Pastor Should Remember in Ground-Shaking Trials
One is that your suffering may turn out to be the highest compliment the Father ever gave you.
3 Foundational Steps to Developing an Effective Leadership Culture
"In 29 years, I've never seen this not work."
Replace the 'Lone Wolf' Mentality With This Growth-Oriented Technique
We don't see this concept of "my ministry" in the Bible.
Your Source of Unlimited Kingdom Energy and Power
Jesus said that we can do greater works than He did and that He will do whatever we ask in His Name.
Responding Like Jesus When Your Church Kicks You Out
It's a pain that many in the ministry have felt at least once and maybe more.
Guard Your Spirit Against These 4 Crippling Attacks
Are you struggling this Valentine's Day with one of these discouraging issues?
Why Many Christians Misunderstand This Crucial Leadership Trait
Great leadership doesn't start with a great education, although that is incredibly valuable. And it certainly doesn't start with a particular position within an organization.
This Can Quickly Erode a Worship Team's Culture
God has given us talent and He calls for excellence, but excellence with this is not honoring to God.
A Solid Long-Term Strategy for Church Growth
It involves two critical elements.
7 Reasons Some Leaders Dump Delegation
These could have a lot to do with stalled growth and low team morale.
The Mentality That May Be Killing Your Church
And we wonder why so many congregations are stagnated, plateaued or declining.
4 Terrible Ways to Close a Sermon
People need an opportunity to respond to the Word of God.
One of the Greatest Gifts God Can Give You
It's much more precious than gold or silver.
These Work Values Will Help Tech Teams Avoid Burnout
Consider these alternatives to overwork and perfectionism.
15 Reasons Churches Are Less Evangelistic Today
The trend is disturbing.
One of the Toughest Tasks You'll Tackle in Ministry
Once you're over the hurdle, however, the rewards are infinite.
10 Principles for Planting a Multiplying, Purpose-Driven Church
If you're just starting out, or have any interest at all in church planting, carefully read these.
The Supernatural Leadership Role of a Business Apostle
Business apostles carry a huge responsibility.
Kingdom Principles That Will Move You From Defeat to Victory
The Lord gave clear instructions on how to live a victorious life that is pleasing to Him.
How You Can Avoid Frustration in Mid-Level Leadership
In unity, even what seems impossible can be achieved.
What Your Church Should Do When the Pastor Has an Affair
It the midst of this awful situation, the church has the opportunity truly to be the body of Christ.
Kingdom Influence: A Challenge to Young Pastors and Leaders
Jentezen Franklin urges ministry leaders to be strong and courageous in dealing with these issues in the pulpit.
8 Traits of Biblical Outliers
Do any of these describe you?
Transforming the Way God's Word Is Presented in This Media Age
"My core belief in media is that the anointing of the Holy Spirit can be transmitted through media."
3 Reasons to Leap From Natural to Supernatural Leadership
It's much easier than you may think.
4 Simple Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Online Sermons
There is more to it than uploading sermon audio to iTunes.
Effective Leaders Don't Give in to This
Are you sometimes stricken by squirrel-like indecision?
A Concept Too Beautiful for Words
Its power will change your past, your present and your future.
Ministry Management or Multiplication: Where's Your Focus?
This is the real key to kingdom and church growth.
Why the 11 a.m. Worship Service Is Disappearing
After church leaders were asked, five common themes emerged.
The Holy Spirit Helps Me Find Myself
If we lose our why, we lose our way.
5 Missional Mistakes You Must Avoid
Unfortunately, these are common in the ministry.