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What Is Prayer? All the Ways We Misunderstand Prayer

What is prayer? We often misunderstand prayer. While prayer is more than casual conversation with our Creator, it’s far from twisting God’s arm to get what we want.

4 Limitations Pastors Unknowingly Set

There are limitations pastors unknowingly set for their church. It’s often a matter of control, yet I believe most of the time we do it without realizing they are.

Was Jesus Poor? Was Jesus Rich?

Was Jesus rich? Or poor? What is your opinion? And why are we so curious about it? Prosperity teachers need a rich Jesus to prove that God wants His followers to be rich. Find out more about whether Jesus was rich or poor.

Recognize Church Dropouts Before They Leave

One of the most significant reasons for stagnating and declining attendance is church dropouts. The most challenging problem is that church dropouts rarely return.

Professions of Faith at Crusades: Good News or Reason for Doubt?

I confess I grow weary of some believers’ responses to good news, especially related to evangelism. In an interview, Greg Laurie addressed those who criticize the use of evangelical crusades to proclaim the gospel.

Some Things You Should Know About Christians With Anxiety

Do you know any Christians with anxiety? For seven years I have lived with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety, and my experience has shown there are many Christians who can relate to my story.

Eric Geiger: 5 Reasons I Am Hopeful for the Church in 2023

Today His Church in 2023 is pushing back the gates of death and Jesus is bringing life to people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.

3 Not-So-Obvious Reasons Church Visitors Don’t Return to Your Church

Maybe it's not the music or the preaching that that's the reason visitors don't return to your church.

The Importance of Taking a Break

I find myself not wanting to do anything that resembles “work." I am learning the value of taking a break often. I am napping, organizing spice cupboards, alphabetizing my library, and reading past issues of magazines I never had time for.

What The Prosperity Teachers Get Right

This much the prosperity teachers get right: God is generous with those who are generous, and he withholds from those who withhold.

Be Like the Bereans (Do Your Own Thinking)

One of the most common and costly mistakes followers make is letting their leaders do their thinking for them. Don’t do that! Instead, be like the Bereans mentioned in the book of Acts.

Are You Approaching Burn Out? Check These 4 Signs

I have seen and also learned the hard way that pushing through seasons of exhaustion can backfire.

5 Ways to Activate Faith Over Fear

These are uncommon days when fear can wear down even the most courageous, positive, and level-headed leaders. More than ever, we need people who are leading from faith.

Angel Numbers in the Bible – Is This for Real?

Repeating numeric sequences are known as “angel numbers” and are filled with meaning and significance as signs of “confirmation” and “directionality.” Are angel numbers in the Bible?  

On Making an Emotional Decision for Christ

Some people, nervous about the sheer shock value of biblical truths, will gently rebuke me with statements like, “Well, we need to make sure our teens aren’t just making an emotional decision for Christ.”

10 Signs You Are Living in Your Own Kingdom (and Not the Kingdom of God)

How do you know if you are building your own kingdom and asking God to be a part of it instead of actually building God's kingdom? I believe there are a few questions we need to ask to see whose kingdom we are building.

10 Ways to Honor Dr. King

There are plenty of practical ways to honor Dr. King. Beyond remmbering his legacy on thius special day, we can also honor Dr. King in the following ways.

Thom Rainer: 7 Reasons Why Church Outreach Programs Fail

When I wrote "Autopsy of a Deceased Church," my desire was to demonstrate the terrible consequences and deaths of local congregations when the members are inwardly focused. It's why church outreach Programs fail.

4 Ways Husbands Should Lead

"C.S. Lewis says that in the marriage relationship, men wear a crown, but it is first and foremost one of thorns."

Growing, Healthy Churches Need Protectors and Advancers

If we don’t have protectors we will eventually get into trouble. If we don’t have advancers we will eventually not exist.  

A Grateful Damar Hamlin Shares How God Is ‘Using Me as...

Speaking “From the Heart,” Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is thanking people for their assistance, prayers, donations, and love following his on-field medical emergency Jan. 2.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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