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Woman Credits Prayer for Toes Growing Back; Skeptics Want Proof

Pastor John Lindell of James River Church near Springfield, Missouri, says a woman who had three toes amputated years ago had her toes grow back after people prayed for her. But without tangible evidence to back up his claims, Lindell is having a difficult time convincing skeptics.

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Thom Rainer: 6 Symptoms of a Dysfunctional Church

I did not have to look far to find over 20 current examples of a dysfunctional church. In my quest, I found six recurring themes.
3 Warning Signs You Could Love Your Title More Than Your Task

3 Warning Signs You Could Love Title More Than Task

It is entirely possible for a ministry leader to love title more than task. But, according to Augustine, a ministry leader who loves title more than task is not a good ministry leader.

When God Whispers: The Surprising Power of Everyday Obedience

With all of the talk of a potential revival sweeping the nation right now, I think it’s a good time to discuss the difference between “the fire of spiritual revival” and “the whisper of daily obedience.”
Why Church Membership Is Important

Why Church Membership Is Important

The aim of the church is to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by pursuing people to believe in Jesus and turn to Him for salvation.


Nick Hall on Asbury, Gen Z and Why He Believes ‘God Is Doing Something’

Nick Hall joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about what he witnessed at Asbury University, the signs of true revival, and why he believes God is moving in a special way.
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Greg Laurie: How Churches Can Use ‘Jesus Revolution’ for Evangelism

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the true events behind his new movie, “Jesus Revolution,” and how churches can use the film to spread the gospel.
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Nicky Gumbel: The ‘Greatest Injustice in the World’ Is Never To Hear About Jesus

Alpha pioneer Nicky Gumbel joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why churches must prioritize evangelism, the importance of engaging in Catholic spaces, and the vital role of the Holy Spirit in the work of the church.
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Eric Mason: The Obstacles to Apologetics in Black, Urban Communities

Dr. Eric Mason joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the biggest obstacles preventing the Black community from accepting Christianity and how pastors who are not in urban contexts can support those who are.
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David Platt on How He Has Been Challenged To Stop Following the ‘American Gospel’

David Platt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned over the past few years about pursuing unity in the church and rejecting the “American gospel” in favor of the true one.
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Karl Vaters: Just Because Your Church Is Small Does Not Mean It Is Unhealthy

Karl Vaters joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how small church pastors can avoid some common misconceptions, leverage their congregations’ strengths, and help their people thrive.
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Great Communicator Series: Powerful Insights for Preachers and Bible Teachers

What skills does it take to be a great communicator in the church? Ed Stetzer sat down with 10 seasoned preachers and Bible teachers to learn what their practices are for crafting and delivering a message.

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12 NFL Players Who LOVE Jesus (and Football)

Here's our latest list of notable Christian football players. These outspoken NFL players are strong in their faith and are not afraid to share their Christian beliefs.