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12 Random Questions I Would Like To Ask Pastors

What’s your least favorite part of doing pastoral ministry? For me, I think it’s having confrontational meetings—even though I know they’re necessary at times.

How To Grow in Intimacy With God

The truth we need to remember is that Almighty God, who made Heaven and Earth, wants to be in relationship with us and wants us to know Him the way He knows us.

10 Church Poisons That Will Kill Any Church

I’m reminded there are certain poisons that are causes of death. I call them church poisons because they are deadly, but they are avoidable. The churches that die from them do so by their own hand.

4 Members Who Tear Down the Church

The arm chair critic, the non-attending member, the divisive member, and the busy-body. These members who tear down the church all have a common thread: self-centeredness.

Hitting a Church Growth Barrier? Getting Bigger Isn’t Your Only Option

Should you, as a pastor, adjust your leadership style to accommodate a larger congregation? Or is there a way to allow for and encourage church growth that won’t require such a radical shift?

3 Common Mistakes We Make When Reading the Bible

Avoid mistakes when reading the Bible, remember to talk to God, read whole scriptural books, and remember who wrote the Bible: God.     

The Power of Personal Invitations: 10 Tips for Inviting People to Church

In a world dominated by social media, churches are wise to create systems that enable them to meet their community in digital spaces. Nevertheless,...

5 Bad Excuses for Not Giving to Your Church

Many struggle with the idea of giving to their churches. Often the excuses for not giving are based on a misunderstanding of Scripture or a misunderstanding of the church. Here are 5 bad reasons for not giving to your church.

Don’t Grow Weary in the Spiritual Battle

The fact is you and I are in a battle.  But, it is not a battle of finances, physical health, time management, or anything of the physical realm. It’s a spiritual battle and it is real.

Becoming Fishers of Men: Spreading the Gospel and Bringing Others to Faith

The concept of being "fishers of men" holds profound significance in the Christian faith, representing the mandate given by Jesus to His disciples to...

4 Steps To Diffusing Social Media Tension

The key to diffusing social media tension comes from scripture: “do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Treat others with respect and model behaviors and values that encourage positive posting from your followers.

6 Reasons To Sit in a Different Seat at Church This Weekend

When sitting in church, most of us have a habit of going to the same place every Sunday. But here are some reasons why you and I should sit in a different spot in church this weekend.

Servant Leadership in the Church: 10 Keys

No matter how you look at it, servant leadership in the church is the perfect model for any church ministry: pastoral, outreach, even tech.

Proof of Jesus’ Resurrection: Evidence That Confirms Faith

Delve into the proof of Jesus' resurrection, as we examine historical data, archaeological findings, and theological insights that affirm this pivotal event, while addressing skeptic arguments and fortifying the foundation of Christian faith.

Christian Soccer Players: Faith on the Field

Explore the devout world of Christian soccer players as we spotlight how their faith impacts their performance on the pitch and influences their lives off it. Discover their role as influential role models and the spiritual resilience that guides them through the challenges of professional sports.

Why Liturgy Is Important for Outreach

Whether it has come from hundreds of years of tradition or it’s just from how we are feeling as we put together service elements, we all operate with a plan, and that is what a liturgy is—a plan. And here's why liturgy is important for the church's outreach.

Preparing Your Family for Church Planting

When my wife, Heather, and I felt God leading us to plant a church, questions flooded our minds. The most pressing was, “Can we do this as a family of seven?” And if so, “How do we prepare our little ones for church planting?”

The Simplest Way To Grow Your Love of the Bible

Is there some action we can take that will propel us down the road of discipline to joy when it comes to the Bible? There is, and it’s a very simple way indeed.

7 Ways to Earn and Keep Trust

Building and maintaining trust is critical to good leadership. Thankfully, there are ways to earn and keep trust as a leader.

Why Do Churches Resist Change? (And What You Can Do About It)

The bringing of order creates the organization but also  simultaneously slows the creative, leadership elements of change. This happens in every organization, but churches resist change even more, or so it seems.

SBC Clarifies Pro-Life Position With Resolution on IVF

Southern Baptists voted to adopt a resolution on Wednesday that reaffirms the SBC's commitment to the protection of unborn children with regard to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive technologies. 

Kara Powell and Jen Bradbury: What Makes a Healthy Youth Ministry

Dr. Kara Powell and Jen Bradbury join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share their insights into how youth leaders can most effectively help teens cultivate a faith that lasts for their entire lives.

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