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Perhaps 100 Christians Murdered in Nigeria Ahead of U.S. Government List

Several dozen Christians were murdered and 6,000 displaced in terrorist attacks in Nigeria’s middle belt in September as international advocates are urging the U.S. State Department to cite Nigeria for religious liberty violations.

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15 Reasons People Are Disillusioned with the American Evangelical Church

There are numerous reasons why people have become disillusioned with the American Evangelical church. Out of my own heart and with my ear to the ground, I’ve listed out at least fifteen reasons why.
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Carey Nieuwhof: 7 Kinds of People You Can’t Afford to Keep

The people you are most afraid of losing are the people you most need to lose. Truthfully, you can’t afford to keep them.
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What Does America Need for Its Post-COVID ‘New Normal’?

Life will likely not return to the old "normal" we experienced prior to the onset of the pandemic. And, truth be told, for most of us it shouldn’t. It certainly shouldn’t for much of Christ’s church.
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Pastors: 4 Reasons Not to Homeschool Your Kids

When considering reasons not to homeschool we must also understand that there are also families in our congregations that cannot educate their children at home for various reasons, most of them noble and sincere.


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Eric Geiger: What the ‘Alarming’ State of Theology Report Means for the Church

Eric Geiger joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the recently released The State of Theology report, which Geiger calls “alarming.” But there is still some good news for church leaders.
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Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the Bible

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.
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Charlie Dates: Why Your Church Needs To Identify and Raise Up Young Preachers

Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what makes preaching compelling and the role local churches play in cultivating preachers for the pulpit.
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Max Lucado: The Church Needs the Holy Spirit, Not Another Program or Trend

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the beautiful truths God has taught him about “our blessed, unfailing friend,” the Holy Spirit.
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Wilfredo de Jesús: How (Not) To Turn Your Sermon Points Into Stop Signs

Wilfredo de Jesús, also known as Pastor Choco, joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our Great Communicator Series and shares what he has learned as a preacher about knowing his audience, incorporating motifs, and relying on the Holy Spirit.
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Daniel Darling: How To Disciple Your People To Use Social Media

Daniel Darling joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss how church leaders should engage with social media and how they can help their congregations have discernment online.
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Rick Warren on the Kind of Preaching That Changes Lives

Rick Warren joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for the first episode of our Great Communicator Series and shares his insights on what makes someone an effective preacher or teacher.

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12 Things A Church Pastor Cannot Do

There are 12 things a church pastor cannot do. Pastors are amazing people and, in faith, they can do a lot...just not these things.