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How to Witness to Family Members at Thanksgiving

What if we saw our gatherings with extended family not as a chance to check out, but as an opportunity for Christian mission? Do you know how to witness to family members?

All Christians Are Called to Full Time Ministry

If you call yourself a Christian, your agenda is now filled with an all-consuming calling from Christ himself to full time ministry.

8 Hiring Red Flags for New Church Staff

in recent years, churches and recruiting firms have developed a keen sense of hiring red flags during the recruiting process that relate to whether a candidate is a good fit for your church or not.

7 Ways to Hold On to Hope

When you hide behind your beautiful mask, you’re not doing yourself any good. You can hold on to hope when you are honest with yourself and others.

Bad Church Stewardship Ideas: 4 Mistakes Churches Make

Change can be hard. Evaluate where you are honestly, and consider these church stewardship ideas. Then take the next faithful step toward teaching your church how to be more generous.

Most Churches Are Not Ready To Be Ethnically Diverse—Here’s Why

While specific churches are leading the way toward being ethnically diverse, a movement of tens of thousands of churches does not exist. Perhaps we’re at the beginning stages of such a movement.

Your Checklist For Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the Gospel is like flying an airplane. You want to take off smoothly, have a solid flight plan, know how to deal with emergency situations and then, of course, land safely.

The Best (and Least Expensive) Way to Grow Your Church

One of the most powerful tools to grow your church doesn't cost you a thing: word of mouth. So, what are people saying about your church?

7 Things All Growing Churches Have in Common

At the end of the day, the church is all about helping people meet Jesus. Growing churches make decisions based on who they are trying to reach, not who they are trying to keep.

12 Ways to Make Sure Easter Guests Don’t Come Back

If you actually care about Easter guests and irregular church attendees because you believe they matter to God, you might consider doing just the opposite of this list.

Christian Dating: Are There Any Rules Anymore?

Dating, especially Christian dating, should be fun. Why is it that so many single Christians turn dating into some kind of checklist and interviewing process?

7 Great Summer Church Outreach Ideas

Summer is a time when things aren’t so chaotic and people are a little less tense. And it's a GREAT time as a church to make yourself known in your community. We’ve got seven summer outreach ideas for you to do this year.

Thom Rainer: 7 Secrets of Healthy Churches

Thom Rainer: Has your church had a health exam lately? How would it fare in your honest assessment of these seven secrets of healthy churches?

Recognize Church Dropouts Before They Leave

One of the most significant reasons for stagnating and declining attendance is church dropouts. The most challenging problem is that church dropouts rarely return.

Thom Rainer: 7 Reasons Why Church Outreach Programs Fail

When I wrote "Autopsy of a Deceased Church," my desire was to demonstrate the terrible consequences and deaths of local congregations when the members are inwardly focused. It's why church outreach Programs fail.

5 Ways to Sweeten Your Morning with God

Give your morning devotions these five major upgrades, and you will likely see a big difference in the grace you see flowing into your life during those quiet hours.

4 Sure Signs Your Church Needs More First-Time Guests

As I’ve worked with churches across the country pondering over these issues, I’ve bumped into these sure signs that are evident in churches that aren’t seeing enough first-time guests arriving at their church.

How to Love People at Church Drive You Crazy

There is an environment full of opportunities to be offended by people who drive you crazy. How else can we learn to forgive? It’s called “the church,” and it’s filled with people that will drive you crazy.

7 Reasons You Should Invite (Some) People to Leave Your Church

Sometimes, one of the best things you can do to become even more effective at accomplishing your mission is to invite people to leave your church.

Why Church Attendance Is Important (Still!)

It's surprising to me how many Christians struggle with the idea of church attendance. We are at a crossroads in our nation on the importance of going to church.

OK Senator Dusty Deevers Responds to Jimmy Fallon: ‘Pornography Must and...

"Wherever there's a phone, an iPad, or a screen, you and your children are only two clicks away from the most vile, disgusting filth that the depraved mind has ever imagined," said Oklahoma state senator and SBC pastor Dusty Deevers.

Os Guinness: How ‘Signals of Transcendence’ Lead People To Seek the...

Dr. Os Guinness joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss how God uses “signals” like love, justice, joy, and beauty to break into our lives and draw us to himself. 

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