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12 Questions for Pastors in Churches Needing Revitalization

I work a lot with pastors who are seeking to revitalize the church they lead. So that all of us might pray more passionately and strategically for these leaders, I’ve compiled this list of questions these pastors are often asking.

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

Is This a Cultural Moment for Revival?

While our culture moment continues to slip into chaotic depravity, more and more people are voicing their fears and frustrations. What will become of this country?

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.

Matthew McConaughey on Joe Rogan Goes Viral

Matthew McConaughey on Joe Roganagrees about Hollywood’s intolerance of Christianity and explains some of his experience as an actor. He compares this phenomenon to how we relate to our father figures.

5 Short-Timers Who Don’t Really Help Church Attendance

There are five types of individuals who are most likely to not stay very long. I’m afraid there is nothing in this article that will help you keep them. But perhaps, if you have advanced warning, their departure won’t hurt so much.

4 Myths Christians Should Stop Believing About Depression

There are several myths about depression that Christians need to stop believing. Truly, it breaks my heart when I think about the misunderstanding and shame that can surround this topic.

8 Terrible Reasons People Leave Church

The recent climate has given way to a mass exodus from churches, mostly for terrible reasons people leave church.

7 Misunderstandings Younger Generations Have About Older Generations

I’m not “old” yet (at least in my opinion). Old enough to know there are some misunderstandings younger generations have about older generations.

Dutch Bros Drive-Thru Workers See Woman Crying—When She Tells Them About Her Husband, They Reach Out Their Hands

A powerful Facebook post shared by Barbara Danner has captivated the hearts of many across the web. If your average picture is worth a thousand words,...

11 Signs of an Emotionally Mature Christian

Why are so many Christians judgmental and defensive? Part of the answer lies in a failure to be a mature Christian.

The One Sentence Pastors Hate to Hear

There is one sentence you should never say to your pastor or church staff. Even as the first few words are spoken, the listener feels his or her emotions plummeting.

Your Sunday Guest Experience Checklist

A great guest experience includes so many practical factors. It also includes an outstanding, worshipful encounter with God.

5 Tips for Broken Relationships in the Church

Relational casualties, broken relationships, will come with close friends, church board members, core group participants, and treasurers, and sometimes from their own children.

Grieving Toddler Packs a Bag to “Visit His Dad in Heaven”—Leaves TikTok in a Puddle of Tears

Ashley Irwin of Texas has a little boy who is melting hearts across TikTok after packing his bags to go visit his dad in heaven.

Why Go to Church When I Can Watch Online?

Why go to church when I can watch online? This was a great question posed to me last week by a good friend. There are five important reasons we can all embrace for why we go to church.

The Growing Danger a Spirit of Entitlement

Entitlement is the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. It is the feeling that you have the right to do or have what you want without having to work for it.

A Brief History of Spiritual Revival and Awakening in America

"America has a deep, rich history of revivals and awakenings."

The Positive Aspects of Diversity – And Why Your Ministry Needs It

I still see leadership meetings at churches where everyone in the room are white males, or others where everyone is a black male. That’s why we need to embrace the positive aspects of diversity – and the sooner the better.

‘I Pray Every Day for the Lord to Use Me’: Video Goes Viral About FedEx Driver Praying With Grieving Woman

When FedEx Driver Amanda Riggan met a grieving woman in need during her delivery run, she heard God's voice to go back and pray with her. The video went viral.

Not a Will Ferrell Movie: ‘Soccer Baby Jesus’ Is Real —...

FIFA initiated its highly anticipated month-long tournament known as The World Cup. That means fans of Mexico's team have already begun praying to "Soccer Baby Jesus" in hopes of capturing the coveted trophy.

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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