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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.
A Defining and Glorious Weapon God Gives His Children
You will not win a spiritual battle without using it.
Why Pastors Should 'Wait' on the Holy Spirit Before They 'Go'
Jesus' baptism was His ordination and commissioning service, which was immediately followed by a 40-day fast in the wilderness.
10 Things Church Members Would Love to Hear From Their Pastors
Pastors, take these to heart. None of them are unreasonable.
Seeing With the Eyes of the Spirit
Jesus is our light in the fog.
Why Your Stage Presence Matters as a Worship Leader
It's a conversation that excites some and infuriates others.
7 Words of Wisdom for Church Planters
Church planters need a lot of encouragement and instruction. These are also good for other ministry leaders.
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.