Pastor Gavin Rogers didn't know what to expect when he landed in Mexico City, intent on joining the migrant caravan making their way from Central America to the United States. What he found surprised him.
Some mistakes, however, are those unintended but avoidable missteps that slowly decrease your influence over time.
I don’t know about you, but I find the Thanksgiving sermon to be one of the most difficult preaching assignments of the year.
Regardless of why someone visits your church, easing the tension your first-time guests feel is essential. By creating a positive experience, you will compel them to visit your worship service again or take the next step in getting further involved.
Sometimes saying “God called me” can actually mask a lot of other motives.
Lysa Terkeurst faced a major blow to her marriage and two life-threatening illnesses in a relatively short amount of time. She shares how she managed to keep faith in God and keep leading even while her personal life was being severely shaken.
“I don’t think privilege in and of itself is the problem. I think the poor stewardship of privilege is the problem," Bryan Loritts says.
Alan Briggs discusses how pastors and other church leaders can manage expectations—both internal and external—in order to avoid "pastor overwhelm."
When Pastor Corey Nelson took over a pastorate in a very rough neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, he didn't expect to transform it into a church for children. But that is exactly what God had in mind to help the neighborhood.
“Cynicism is subtle, but it’s identifiable because it means, ultimately, the loss of hope," Carey Nieuwhof says.
In an age of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
One hundred blessings that will cultivate gratitude in your heart.