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Attractive Excellence for the Unchurched

Lee Strobel: "Excellence is our effort to do everything heartily as unto the Lord."

Should I Plant a Church?

If you’re not that guy–listen to me–you’re not a failure.

We Do Not Serve Volunteers!

Esther Rennick provides insight to help recognize and avoid volunteer burnout.

Why You Should Stop Praying

The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray. ~S.D. Gordon

10 Things You Need To Know About Unchurched People

Kem Meyer discusses what leaders should know about unbelievers.

The Local Church vs. the Local Bar

Analogous comparison of the local church to the local bar

The Great Leadership Do-Over

“If you could, would you go back and do anything differently?"

Religion Becoming Extinct in Some Countries?

A new study says nine different countries around the world are "losing their religion."

Church Will Give Away $1,000 on Easter

An Ohio church will draw names to receive $1,000 to encourage attendance at their Easter service.

100 Three-Word Posts for Online Outreach

100 ways to minister to others in three simple words.

The Church Has a Blind Side

Blockbuster movie The Blind Side provides a great illustration of how the church can live out its calling.

But There Are Lost People in America…

Here, we are needed. Over there, we are irreplaceable.

John Burke: Taste and See Evangelism

What if we changed our approach to outreach so that it mirrored the pattern Jesus often demonstrated?

Should Christians be Rich?

How should Christians handle wealth, money, and shiny things?

The Young Leaders Dilemma

Raising up a new generation of leaders, raises a new set of challenges.

Where's the Other Half of the Gospel?

Brenda Salter McNeil: Christians should be mad that they only got one half of the Gospel.

10 Signs Your Church Plant Is in Trouble

Check this list to find out if your church plant is in serious trouble.

Freedom Sunday: Q&A with David Batstone

We talk to the president of Not For Sale about re-abolishing slavery.

Have You Tested Your Strategy Lately?

"Do you ever wonder if what you’re doing is really have an impact?"

The Church vs. the Kingdom

Great perspective on the difference between Kingdom People and Church People

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