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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?"

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

How Do You Make Guests Feel Welcome?

Share your best idea for welcoming guests.

God's Tagline

If God had a tagline, what would it be?

Lay Down Your Staff

Pete Wilson: "What you have in your hand today is enough to do whatever God calls you to do in the future."

Equipping Pastors in the Congo

There's a great need in Central Africa for training materials for church leaders.

New App Provides Ethical Buying Guide for V-Day

New app provides consumers with ‘ethical purchase’ guide this Valentine’s Day.

How to Stay Motivated in Evangelism

Most Christians know they “ought” to be motivated to share Christ with others, but it has been my experience that people who are truly motivated to do so are few and far between.

Becoming a Reproducing Church

25% of new churches started are multi-site churches—a new trend.

In Small-Town Illinois, a Little Church Says Goodbye

For 156 years, church members at First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois, gathered to sing hymns, study the Bible and lift each other in prayer. They also ate barbecue, laughed, cried, reached out to their neighbors and cared for one another. But nothing lasts forever.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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