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‘Oh, and I’m Bisexual’: Sharing Jesus With Those Who Are Different From Us

It’s hard to introduce people to Jesus when they don’t even want to talk with us in the first place. Are you ready for these kinds of conversations?

100 Remarkable Reasons to Give Thanks

One hundred blessings that will cultivate gratitude in your heart.

7 Lessons Learned in a Time of Leadership Transition

Whatever leadership transition you may face, know that God is presently, actively, and personally working in, around, and through you. He is always worthy. You are always valuable.

“Evangelize” Is in the Bible: “Evangelism” Isn’t

The word evangelize is used 52 times and the word “evangelist” is used a few times as well, but the word “evangelism” is as absent as a loudmouth in a boot camp for mimes.

Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality

Historically, we in the church haven’t done a great job in discussing homosexuality, and we’ve done an even worse job caring for those experiencing this. If we look humbly and open-mindedly at what the Bible says, then...

25 Leadership Nuggets from Ron Edmondson

Here are twenty-five leadership nuggets I’ve learned over decades of ministry and church leadership – many of them the hard way.

6 Church Members Who Build Up the Church

Healthy local churches make a powerful and attractive testimony to a watching world. This means that all of the church members have to be devoted to building others up.

5 Resources on Church Multiplication

From time to time I find it helpful to share a list of some of the top resources on church  multiplication. Here are several that have impacted me:

5 People You’d Rather Not Pray For … But Really Should

How should we pray for those we don't like—or even hate?

5 Keys to Winning People Over

Here are five things to help you stay the course in winning people over when you pitch a project, champion a strategy and win people over to lead change of any kind.

Raped at Age 11, Daria Bullard Chose Life. Her Son is Now a WWE Superstar

It’s still hard for Daria Bullard to talk about. She was robbed of her childhood and her innocence. So instead, she tries to emphasize the good in her life instead: her son, and her own incredible strength of character.

Learning How to ‘Fear Not’ in a Culture of Constant Fear

In a culture where fear is ever-present and all-pervasive, we turn to almost anything to find comfort and to find help. But the answer that we are given to combat this fear is false optimism. It's true faith.

Praying in Crisis: Asking God for Deliverance – Or Going Deeper WIth God?

How do you approach praying to God? We often turn to prayer for deliverance from our pain, but God is calling us to something much deeper.

Finding Peace Through an Ancient Prayer

One simple sentence, filled with meaning -- and peace.

13 Ways Church Can Encourage Mental Health

Jesus approached mentally ill people with a great deal of compassion, involving himself in their mental mess to offer his love. Jesus, by his actions and ministry, showed us how to encourage mental health.

6 Things to Do When Prayer Doesn’t Work

What do you do when prayer doesn't work? You know God loves you. You know He answers prayer. You know your eternal destiny is secured. But have you ever secretly, quietly, wondered, “God are you with me right now?”

Hearing God’s Voice – The Key to Knowing God’s Will

If you have a willing heart, the kind of heart that is humbly open to the Father's voice, I offer these suggestions for getting to know God’s will:

Entertainment Fatigue – Are People Tired of Church ?

"We as the church will always lose our way when anything other than Jesus captures our attention." Find out more about how church entertainment fatigue. is making people tired of church.

The Greatest Enemy of Momentum: Time

It doesn’t matter how much we love something, time can cause us to lose interest. It's the greatest enemy of momentum. Here's why.

Is Forgiving Adultery Possible?

If you've ever wondered, "Does God forgive adultery?" there's no question that the answer is, "Yes." But the divine command to forgive does not mitigate the emotional difficulty. Forgiveness is hard. With that being said, here's how to forgive adultery.

Franklin Graham Describes ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ as a ‘Smokescreen’, Calls...

World-renowned conservative evangelist Franklin Graham (president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) called out 12 Republican senators over the weekend after they voted in favor of the “Respect for Marriage Act” earlier this month (Nov. 16).

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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