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Teaching New Believers the Importance of Baptism

Helping new believers recognize the importance of baptism and helping church members understand their role in communicating that importance is one of your greatest challenges.

How to Experience a Breakthrough in Your Church’s Growth

How do we experience a breakthrough in church growth? There are plenty of answers in terms of systems and methodologies, models and approaches. But before we go about the reshaping of the structure or ministry of a church, we first need to experience a change in our mindset.

How to Be Transparent in Ministry (and Why)

Real transparency between fellow sisters (and brothers) in Christ is much deeper and much more difficult than what we commonly practice. Being transparent in ministry is painful, embarrassing, humbling work, for the teller as well as for the hearer.

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.

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.

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?

8 Easy Ways to Be Missional

We can be missional in everyday ways without overloading our schedules. We can have a missional lifestyle in everyday ways without overloading our schedules.

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.

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.

5 Essential Ingredients for Planting Churches

Growing larger isn’t the most beautiful part of our story. It’s that we’ve managed to spread out and multiply by planting churches.

7 Ways to Hold Onto 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shepherding: Where The Shepherds Are Shaped by the Sheep

I can’t imagine a better scenario or a sweeter season for my first pastorate. I learned that in shepherding, the sheep shape the shepherd.

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.

Phil Cooke: What Every Church Leader Needs to Know For the Coming Year

Hopefully we’re moving forward, and as we consider the next year or more, here’s two critical points pastors and church leaders need to know for the coming year

How to Know If Your Leadership Is Abusive

Ministry isn’t easy. Firm leadership and visionary leadership are necessary at times, hard decisions need to be taken and church discipline needs to be exercised, but there can be an overall tone, or an underlying current to a man’s ministry that is far from helpful.

Telling Right From Wrong Can Lead Us To God

Where did we get the ability to tell right from wrong? It’s a big problem that evolution has no way of explaining human morality.

YouTube Labels John MacArthur’s Latest Sermon ‘Hate Speech’

Journalist and author Todd Starnes revealed on Wednesday that YouTube has flagged John MacArthur’s sermon from this past Sunday at Grace Community Church regarding biblical sexuality as "Hate Speech."

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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