Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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11 Strategies to Help You Leverage Christmas to Reach the Unchurched

11 Strategies to Help You Leverage Christmas to Reach the Unchurched

Christmas outreach could very well be the very best thing your church invests in this season.
Joshua Harris I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Read Joshua Harris’ Full Statement on ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’

Two years after starting to reevaluate the effect his best-selling book I Kissed Dating Goodbye had on a generation of Christians, Joshua Harris has come to a conclusion. It's not all good.
Is The Man Really the 'Head of the Household'

Is The Man Really the ‘Head of the Household’

If a guy is really being a leader in the home, doesn’t that mean he should be the one expecting or even demanding his own way?
how to pray Should We Qualify Our Prayers With 'If it be your will'?

Should We Qualify Our Prayers With ‘If it be Your will’?

When asking ourselves how to pray, a question often comes up: Should we pray "If it be Your will"?
My Church Is Stuck, What Do I Do?

My Church Is Stuck, What Do I Do?

In four years we have grown from 150 to over 700.
Can a Genuine Christian Backslide?

Can a Genuine Christian Backslide?

Backsliding led to a profound, shame-inducing moment, one I had coming, but one God used as embers that would eventually grow into a flame of spiritual awakening.
20 (New) Politically Incorrect Thoughts on Church in America

20 (New) Politically Incorrect Thoughts on Church in America

This list is honest and largely politically incorrect. It may also offend our notion of church in America.
The Danger (to our Children) of a Distant Marriage

The Danger (to our Children) of a Distant Marriage

The word “triangulation” should haunt every parent actively raising children, and it should warn all of us to not allow our marriages to grow distant, especially during the child-rearing years.
New Age Christians and the Danger They Don't Know They're In

New Age Christians and the Danger They Don’t Know They’re In

So-called new age Christians often don't realize the danger they're in. It's a demonic, other-worldy danger.
9 Surprises in Worship Services That Made Guests Return

9 Surprises in Worship Services That Made Guests Return

In a recent Twitter survey, I asked respondents to share with me a singular event that impressed them in a church worship service.
Servant Leaders

How to Develop Servant Leaders

But as a leader, you know that change is not only inevitable, it’s necessary to reach a new generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although the Gospel is timeless, methods aren’t.
emotional affair

7 Signs You’re Having an Emotional Affair

Before you have to ask “How did I let it go this far?” know the signs of an emotional affair.
5 Trends In Team Leadership No Leader Can Ignore In 2018

5 Trends in Team Leadership No Leader Can Ignore in 2018

Here are 5 trends in team leadership every leader should be aware of because, well, things are changing, fast.
relationship with God Why Missions Can’t Fix Your Relationship With God

Why Missions Can’t Fix Your Relationship With God

Many missionaries slowly give up on having an intimate relationship with God. Instead, they try to stay busy, focus on organizational structures, produce results in ministry or hide behind their area of strength.
romans 6:22 We’re Not Just God’s Servants, But Also His Children, Heirs, and Friends

We’re Not Just God’s Servants, but Also His Children, Heirs and Friends

If we are “no longer” God’s slaves or servants, why does the Bible continue to refer to us as those in other places?
One-on One with Mike Burnette, Pastor of America's Fastest Growing Church

One-on One With Mike Burnette, Pastor of America’s Fastest Growing Church

We always try to build ahead of our growth. We are constantly building our volunteer teams—we call them our Dream Team—and empowering them to get ready for growth.
5 Truths for Ministering to Those with Mental Illness

5 Truths for Ministering to Those With Mental Illness

I’ve always said our greatest ministry comes out of our greatest pain. That’s why Kay and I have focused the last few years on helping churches better engage people with mental illness.
trauma care Caring for Fellow Believers in a World Filled With Trauma

Caring for Fellow Believers in a World Filled With Trauma

Churches in America should realize that for every 100 people in a church, it is likely that around 10 of those people wrestle with some level of post traumatic stress.
go to church 5 More Reasons To Go To Church In Person

5 More Reasons to Go to Church in Person

We are the church, whether we show up on Sunday or not, but the experience of going to church matters.
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