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No Matter What Your Persuasion, It's Time to Pray
Whether you voted for Donald Trump or not, please petition God for a smooth transition for him into the White House and for a united country.
What to Do When There Is No Pastor to Fill Your Church's Pulpit
Rather than provide definitive guidelines, here are some questions to consider.
If Disney Ran Your Children's Ministry
Here are 10 steps to creating a great environment for kids.
Oops, I Must Have Left the Kingdom of God
Leaders are diligent about keeping their heart near the cross.
Inauguration Day and the True Deplorables in Congress
"To opt out of participation in this festival of the democratic process is to say publicly that their oath meant nothing."
Ways to Promote Online Content to Your Church Without Looking Preachy
Your entire church will benefit from a well-rounded approach.
8 Reasons Some Full-Time Pastors and Staff Should Go Bi-Vocational
It could make for some great opportunities.
Prophecy: Know You Not That You Have Served My Angels?
God is calling marketplace Christians to rise up in the spirit of Hebrews 13:2.
Always Involve These Factors in Your Kingdom Decision-Making
Failure to make the tough choices, when needed, can limit the growth and even viability of our church.
5 Questions You Will Answer in 2017
The future of your life, ministry and church will be determined by the way you address these.
Why January Is the Perfect Time to Add More Small Groups
There are at least five great reasons for this.
The Great Value of Churches With Under 100 Members
God can and does use small churches in significant ways to advance His Kingdom.
Creating Safer Places for People to Share Their Stories
When your darkest secrets are exposed, carnage is almost certain to follow. In our ministries, we need to find a haven where safety and solace are priorities.
Nothing Can Replace This Element of Your Children's Ministry
Kids learn best this way.
How to Receive Clarity When Torn Between Choices
Decision making is risky without guidance from the Holy Spirit.
63-Year-Old Law Still 'Threatens' Churches, Pastors
Read why this law is so dangerous to the kingdom culture.
7 Practices for Great Staff Chemistry
Greater chemistry leads to better team performance.
10 Traits of the Jesus-Driven Church
If we attempt to walk in these, we will leave a powerful imprint on the world around us.
How Does a Believer Deal With a Broken Heart?
None of us wants to buy real estate in the valley of despair and disappointment.
Learn to Discern God's Direction in Your Tech Decisions
The new year is a time for reflection. What's working in our tech ministry? What's not?
What the Church Should Stand for in These Chaotic Times
These days, we need the Prince of Peace more than ever.
3 Ways Your Church Can Make Martin Luther King's Dream a Reality
For freedom to truly ring from everywhere, it can no longer be done through the dream of one man.
Do You Lead Leaders or Followers?
At some point, every leader has to make a decision.
5 Common Greeter Mistakes to Correct in the New Year
Like those involved in any other ministry, greeters can get in a rut.
Jesus Picked You
Leaders make strong efforts to pick their team every day.
The Training You Need as a Soldier in God's Army
We are in already in a war. Let us enter the fight as fully trained soldiers with the full armor and power of our God.
The Challenges and Blessings of a Mulicultural Leadership Team
"At the Village Church, we became convinced that to truly be a multicultural community, our leadership group would need to be multicultural."
One Clear-Cut Sign Your Church Is Mature and Healthy
A church's health is measured by its obedience to this important mandate, not by its seating capacity.
Prophecy: The Lord Is Opening Doors for Kingdom-Minded Businesses
Find out how to activate this prophetic word of increase in your company.
What My Third Church Plant Might Look Like
Here are some things Evangelist John Burton might change if he decided to start another church.
Why You Should Not Be a Ministry Martyr
The best way to be successful in ministry is to stay in ministry.
Make Sure to Balance These 2 Things in Your Worship Ministry
What are your greatest challenges facing your team this year?
4 Questions to Help You Improve Your Church-Wide Communication
Lack of vision and clarity for the future produces a sense of under-communication that demotivates and discourages people. Don't let that happen.
How You Can Recognize Spiritually Receptive People in Your Community
Start checking the soil.
10 Reasons the Church Is the Most Important Institution
It's no wonder the church has outlived the Roman Empire as well as every other dynasty and empire that existed at the church's birth 2,000 years ago.
This Combination of Spiritual Attributes Pleases Your Heavenly Father
They are not mutually exclusive, but often intersect at a beautiful crossroads of life with the Savior.
Plow Around That Stump, Pastor
Most churches have sacred cows. Here are some challenges you might face.
7 Keys to an Effective Church Social Media Strategy
As the pervasiveness of social media grows, it would be unwise to continue to ignore your church's social media strategy and presence.
Does Your Ministry Address Scarcity?
An abundance mentality enhances our vision of scarcity.
How You Should Handle Legalists When They Hold Back the Mission
Your role as a pastor is to protect the flock from wolves and from false teachers.
What You Can Do if You Are Overexposed and Underdeveloped
You need this element if you are going to stay in ministry for the long haul.
10 Major Church Trends for 2017
These trends are relatively easy to predict, but that does not make them less important.
The Holy Spirit Leads Us To Morph
A new year is a good time to welcome change.
Why You Should Observe Times of Reflection Throughout the Year
Jesus did it many times throughout His ministry. It would benefit yours, too.
5 Reasons Churches Don't Break the 400-Member Barrier
This may force you to make some tough decisions.
How Social Media Can Benefit You as a Pastor
Ministry leaders are continuing to discover the benefits of social media. It's done wonders for this pastor.
Are You Robbing God of Your Time?
Give back a portion of the time God has given to you.
5 Ways to Strengthen Your Church in 2017
These suggestions will help you better serve your congregation and community.
Why a Mom Stopped Taking Her Child to Church
If we're going to help more families engage in faithful church attendance, then we've got to find out what the barriers are and find ways to remove them.