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When Confused Church Leaders Speak on Combat Trauma and PTSD, Warriors Suffer

In a recent viral video, John MacArthur, the well-known pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, told attendees of a Bible conference in California that "there’s no such thing as PTSD."

5 Facts About Innovation Every Leader Should Know

Here are five lessons about innovation in leadership taken from the world of sports.

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.

Only You Can Stop Boring Preaching

What boring preaching does–without exception–is answer questions which no one is asking.

3 Things You Should Be Doing Every Week in Children’s Ministry

A great children's ministry is not built on programs or events. Rather, it is built by doing these three things week in and week out.  

What Will Resurrection Day Be Like?

What will it be like on our resurrection day, when we return with Christ to this old Earth, when we are given new bodies in the knowledge that we will together colonize a New Earth?

RC Sproul: The Christian’s Duty To Hold Firm

The nineteenth-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for his declaration that “God is dead.” That brief dictum does not give the whole story.

The Greatest Protestant Confession

There are numerous reasons why believers should commit to a diligent study of the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Pastor, do You Want a Discipleship Culture? Be What You Want to See

The leadership will set the tone of the community’s discipleship culture, setting the example of the church body’s “personality.” So whatever you want to see, that is what you must be.

7 Quick but Powerful Reminders for Pastors

I have quick but powerful reminders for pastors. 

What If Jesus Was a Ministry Volunteer?

Churches are some of the largest volunteer organizations in the world. Without volunteers, ministry doesn’t get done. Here's what it would look like if Jesus were one of your volunteers this weekend.

9 Ways To Bridge the Trust Gap Facing Today’s Church Leaders

Through the 80s and 90s, it seems church leaders were relatively well respected. Like doctors, lawyers, and emergency responders. There was honor and reverence for the role. As we all know, it’s not the 1900s any longer.

We Don’t Serve a God of Scarcity

The Bible acknowledges the reality of scarcity, but it re-casts that scarcity in the bigger picture of God’s abundant generosity.

How To Leverage ‘Conversational Discipline’ To Advance Your Career

Conversational discipline can be defined as practicing the techniques that make you a compelling conversational partner.

Does God’s Guidance Show Us How to Lead?

As leaders and pastors we should learn for our own experience with God, and be willing to forge new ways of leading the church.

Leadership in 4 Words

Leadership is a complex subject that requires a lifetime of continued learning. It requires constant practice, learning from mistakes and the willingness to take risks. 

How Rejection Affects Leaders

Disapproval and rejection can sting and wound. We’ve all felt it. What do we do when important people in our lives (or even those that we don’t deem important) reject us? How do we respond as did Jesus when he was rejected and scorned? In this post I unpack this painful thing called rejection.

Thinking Christianly About Immigration

Christians are particularly torn about the issue of immigration, because while they know they should be concerned about illegal immigration, they also acknowledge a responsibility to care for those who are wanting to come.

How To Find Deeper Intimacy With God

As Christians, we want to experience deeper intimacy with God. With the psalmist we say, “For me it is good to be near God” (Psalm 73:28). But we can seek that nearness in ways that don’t produce it.

So Heavenly Minded That You’re No Earthly Good

Johnny Cash sang it in the song, "No Earthly Good": "You’re shinin’ your light, and shine it you should, / But you’re so heavenly minded you’re no earthly good."

Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid Defend Character and Freedoms of Kicker...

As the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for off-season activities this week, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid faced questions about kicker Harrison Butker's recent polarizing commencement speech.

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

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