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How to Be a More Productive Pastor

When we think about stewardship, many of us think about money. But the most important limited asset we must steward is our time, being a productive pastor.

Nativity Crafts for Preschoolers: 25 Christmas Activities to Try

Nativity crafts for preschoolers should be easy yet have a wow factor. Use these 25 Christmas ideas with young children.

Does YOUR Church Have Social Media Guidelines (You Should!)

Do you have social media guidelines for your church/staff? You should. Unfortunately, as this is such new territory for churches, few do.

When the Church Bully Happens To Be the Pastor

We don't like to think there could be pastors who bully...but there are. So what should we do when the church bully is the pastor?

Christian Christmas Activities: 30 Christ-Centered Ideas for Families

Christian Christmas activities for families are a highlight of the holiday season. Discover 30 fun, creative ways to celebrate Jesus with children.

One Team Is Changing Costa Rica. They’re an Example for Us All

My team and I met Javier Brenes during our first year running WinShape Camps International in Costa Rica. Little did we know how many lives he and his wife would change in his home community after we left.

4 Simple Decisions to Boost Productivity

I’ve summarized four simple decisions he suggests that can help boost our productivity. I’m beginning to apply them - and they really work.

8 Easy Ways To Be Missional

Missional is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives. It is our life. Mission should be the way we live, not something we add onto life:.There are easy ways to be missional everyday without overloading our schedules.

What Does It Mean to Carry Your Cross?

Following Jesus means to walk in His footsteps. It means to take upon yourself His purpose and mission in the world. It means braving the dangers of an evil world for the sake of an unbendable love for God and for people

Operation Christmas Child: Shoebox Outreach Opens Doors and Hearts

Through Operation Christmas Child outreach events, communities are uniting and families are hearing the Gospel.

Something for Everyone in the Christmas Story – 20 Examples

In more ways than we expect, there really is something for everyone in the Christmas story. Consider this surprising list.

Christmas Teaches Us The Kind of People God Uses

The Christmas story shows us that God does things differently. You might even call His way sneaky. God uses people we might overlook.

Do Contemporary Churches Make Disciples?

Is it any surprise that contemporary churches are filled with people who do not demonstrate a significant difference from the rest of society?

Is Your Approach to Ministry Strategic?

An intentional approach to ministry only happens when we are intentional in our evaluation and design. No church accidentally creates disciples.

Two Peoples, One Church

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is coordinating relief work with Christians on both sides of the Israel-Gaza border.

A Theology of Creation Care

We have been charged to care for God’s creation. To be stewards of all that God has made and entrusted to us.

11 Obstacles to Effective Discipleship

Do we give up in this work? No, we recognize the obstacles and push around them. Making effective disciples is not optional for us. 

Why the Church Needs a Greater Sense of Wonder

After twenty-four years of pastoral ministry, I have found the one thing the church in our day loves most is change and innovation, but the one thing we need most is a sense of wonder.

8 Blessings of Studying Your Bible

Studying your Bible can sometimes feel burdensome, difficult, confusing and unexciting. But these wonderful blessings come when you are willing to do so.

5 Marks of a Great Christian Leadership

Over the years I have had the privilege of knowing, working with and serving under some great Christian leadership. These leaders were not always the flashiest but they all carried a certain gravitas that everyone could sense.

Matt Chandler, Part 2: How Parents Can Make the Most of...

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how parents can use time, moments and milestones to point their children to the goodness of God.

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