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The Bible, ‘Gender Queer,’ Anne Frank Adaptation Among 41 Books Removed...

The Keller Independent School District (Keller ISD) in Texas has removed 41 books, including the Bible, Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” and a graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank's “The Diary of Young Girl."

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8 Demons Pastors Fight

To stay in the ministry any length of time, a pastor needs to learn to fight some predictable “demons.”
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How to Know Your Ministry Calling

A certain (uncomfortable) peace comes with following God’s call. It's one of the ways to know your ministry calling.

Truths the Devil Uses to Stop Us From Praying

Satan tells lies to keep us from praying. He uses pleasures and misinformation and our laziness to keep us from praying. He uses false teachers and busy schedules and great television to keep us from praying.
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How to Execute a Strategic Plan at Your Church – Crafting the Plan

When most leaders work on strategic plans and initiatives, they tend to jump headfirst into creation mode. Unfortunately, developing a new strategy before determining the current reality is a recipe for problems.


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Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.
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Doug Sweeney: Discipleship Isn’t Sexy, but We Need To Get Back to It

Dr. Doug Sweeney joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain why, even though he is hopeful for the future of the church, he believes American evangelicals need “some serious discipleship work.”
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Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its Own Image

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.
Jonathan Dodson

Jonathan Dodson: How To Persevere Through the Heartache of Pastoring

Jonathan Dodson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about challenges including pastoral burnout, the “COVID hangover,” ghosting, and criticism—and how Jesus is faithful through it all.
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Greg Stier: Why Your Whole Church Needs To Care About Student Ministry

Greg Stier joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the impact youth ministry has had on his life and why student ministry matters to the whole church.
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Ray Ortlund: Why Pastors MUST Fight Pornography

Ray Ortlund joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he is calling his fellow pastors to join him in addressing the pervasive porn use in their midst.
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Mark Moore: Are These Obstacles Keeping You From Getting To Know Jesus?

Dr. Mark Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how astonishing Jesus really is and how we can pursue getting to know him better.

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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.