R.C. Sproul: A Snare in Your Midst

Apostasy occurs when a church leaves its historic moorings, abandons its historic confessional position, and degenerates into a state where either essential Christian truths are blatantly denied.

Honest Faith Can Cry out to God

What an honest cry to God for help: “Why, God? Why does it seem like you’re not answering my prayers?” As he wrestles with this, David turns to Scripture, where God’s deliverance of His people is documented.

4 Ways Churches Can Build a Culture of Radical Hospitality

It’s not just about staff and volunteers greeting people, but more of a complete shift to the entire congregation modeling hospitality.

Does Same Sex Attraction Disqualify Someone From Ministry?

Is there a place for people with same sex attraction in the church? How about in your church? Could there even be a place for same sex attracted people to serve and lead in ministry?

The Pastor’s Calling: Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

Spiritual formation and discipleship are more like horticulture than education. Good soil brings great harvests. Success in making disciples is not (at first) measured quantitatively, but qualitatively.

5 Common Temptations for Leaders and Their Devotional Life

It’s too often that leaders who love God can become so consumed with the work of God that their walk with God isn’t always what it could be. Here are five common temptations for leaders and their devotional life.

Freedom and Comfort in Truth

As Nanci dealt with suffering and faced her death, I saw greater joy and more profound happiness in her than ever before. She had been happy in Jesus all our marriage, but great suffering is a big test.

5 Negative Church-Leader Mindsets About Funding

As church leaders, there is a connection between our beliefs on generosity, fundraising, funding, giving, and what happens in our churches. We must identify inherently negative ways of thinking and replace these thoughts with the mindset God desires of us. 

8 Healthy Ways to Deal With It When Leadership is Lonely

Leadership is lonely in some ways. With every step in leadership we make comes the inevitable increase in loneliness. The higher we climb in leadership, the more responsibilities we get, the lonelier we become.

6 Things You Can Do Now to Grow More Confident

How confident do you feel in your daily life? I suspect there are elements of your day when you feel supreme confidence. There are also aspects or moments in your day where your confidence probably wanes. 

Church Salaries in the Midst of Inflation

So, what do we do with our team’s salaries in the midst of all of this inflation? Here are a few things to think through as you approach the salary conversation with your leadership and staff.

5 Practices of Leaders Who Develop Leaders

Developing leaders is an art. It’s a great responsibility and one of the most meaningful things you can do as a leader.  Personally, I love it!

Russell Moore: Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go to Hell?

In a video shared on The Gospel Coalition, Russell Moore answered the difficult but often asked question, “If Christians commit suicide, do they still go to heaven?” 

3 Reasons Kids Ministries and Youth Ministries Can Drift From Jesus

Why can a drift from Jesus at the center of a church happen easily in kids and youth ministries? I think for at least three reasons.

All Is Not Lost: How We Can Respond When Bible Engagement Is Low

The latest American Bible Society State of the Bible (SOTB) report reveals that “Americans are less likely than ever before to say that the Bible is influencing the way they live out their faith in relationship to others.”

The Goal of Spiritual Practices

Spiritual practices are the ways that we connect with God and relate to God. But spiritual practices also do something else; they are how we become more present to God, others, and ourselves.

Studying Theology – 4 Reactions From “Regular People”

By studying theology, people see how all the different things they believe interact with one another. They see how the person of Jesus cannot be separated from the work of Jesus.

The Mark of a Christian

We live in a day of deeply contentious disagreement. When we disagree with each other, we have two choices: We can maintain the ultimate mark of a Christian, or we can abandon and betray it. 

R.C. Sproul: Do You Care About the Widows?

Widows and their care figure prominently in the agenda that God has set for His church. One of the earliest problems that arose in the Apostolic church was that the widows were being neglected.

7 Sins of Selfish Leaders

Leaders often succumb to the temptation to make everything about them. It is about their goals, their career and their recognition. They become a selfish leader.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.