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How to Lead Your Church Through Adversity

How to Lead Your Church Through Adversity

"Lean into God, but don’t hide behind Him."
The Question All Leaders Must Answer Correctly

The Question All Leaders Must Answer Correctly

"Great leaders choose the mission over the “me.”
What a Seminary Degree Will NOT Do

What a Seminary Degree Will NOT Do

“I have all this education and training. Why won’t churches call me as pastor?”
3 Core Values of People Who Actually Made a Difference in the World

3 Core Values of People Who Actually Made a Difference in the World

Being a winner means you step up even when you don’t feel like it; this is the key to integrity and being a noble person.
The Ridiculous Emphasis Christians Place On The Bible

The Ridiculous Emphasis Christians Place on the Bible

"Most Christians today assume that to be a Christian means to have a personal relationship with the Bible instead of the risen Jesus."
5 Ways to Lead When You Have No Money or Team

5 Ways to Lead When You Have No Money or Team

Almost every great movement, church or organization you admire started with no money and no people.
5 Ways to Reach More Millennials at Your Church

5 Ways to Reach More Millennials at Your Church

"Don’t believe all the stereotypes you hear about millennials."

The One Question I Ask When Receiving a Complaint

"This question is powerful in determining how I will respond."
Dispelling the 80% Myth of Declining Churches

Dispelling the 80% Myth of Declining Churches

So here is the new and correct statement of reality: 65 percent of churches are declining or plateaued.
What Jesus Says to Every Doubter

What Jesus Says to Every Doubter

"Like Thomas, you can encounter the risen Christ."
God Helps Those Who Help Themselves: It's Not in the Bible, But is It True?

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves: It’s Not in the Bible, but Is It...

"The important point in all of this is to understand that the sanctified life involves our daily, living response to God."
Five Reasons Lead Pastors Should Be Involved with VBS

Five Reasons Lead Pastors Should Be Involved With VBS

When your congregation is all-hands-on-deck, then you need to be there. The lead pastor should be an active and visible part of VBS.
Why You Need to Know About "Ethical Non-monogamy"

Why You Need to Know About “Ethical Non-Monogamy”

"We cannot alter the nature of marriage, though some are certainly trying."
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Why Younger Evangelicals May Feel Uneasy In A Patriotic Church Service

"How can we communicate our gratitude to God for His blessings to us and shine a spotlight on His grace that reaches people from every tribe, tongue, and nation?"
An Appeal to Rightly Apply 2 Chronicles 7:14

An Appeal to Rightly Apply 2 Chronicles 7:14

"Many Christians in America are praying for a fresh spiritual awakening and revival among those of us who know Jesus Christ. "
How to Last in Ministry

How to Last in Ministry

Ministry is a marathon: It’s not how you start in ministry; it’s how you finish.
Leadership Slump? Resist These 3 Shortcuts

Leadership Slump? Resist These 3 Shortcuts

"Have you ever been tempted to take a leadership shortcut?"
Why Christians Must Avoid the Slippery Slope of Sexual Immorality

Why Christians Must Avoid the Slippery Slope of Sexual Immorality

"If we've already slid past homosexuality into polyamorous relationships, what is next?"
Never Waste a Good Sermon: 6 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Message Content

Never Waste a Good Sermon: 6 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Message Content

"Here are at least six ways to stretch the reach of your message beyond the single weekend service…"
The Question Churches Can No Longer Ignore

The Question Churches Can No Longer Ignore

"If a woman in your congregation faced an unplanned pregnancy, to whom could she turn for support?"
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