The Church Has Left The Building – But WE Are Still the Church!

I miss church. I bet you do too. And I bet that you or someone in your house has said this exact phrase over the past 6 weeks. What exactly does it mean that we are the church?

10 Things You Should Know About Lifting of Hands in Worship

Lifting of hands is part of worship in many churches. Worship involves our bodies as well as our hearts and minds. Our posture tells...

Teen Girls in Crisis

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released its Youth Risk Behavior Data Summary and Trends Report: 2011-2021. If there was one headline above all others it would be this: “Teen Girls Are in Crisis.”

What Does It Really Mean To Be Blessed?

The Bible offers a far more expansive vision for what it means to be blessed than the common understanding.

A Vital Pastoral Need: Friendship for Leaders

A friend of mine asked me to reflect on the meaning of friendship for a church leader (but really: any leader). What an important question he asked: What did I learn about friendship for leaders during my years as a pastor?

4 Mistakes Churches Make When Setting a Pastor’s Salary

When it comes to a pastor’s relationship with his church, the issue of pay can be a touchy subject. Here are four mistakes churches make when setting a pastor's salary that can result in unnecessary tension.

The 4 Biggest Assets in My Grief

Grieving a loved one’s death is a long, often lonely, always painful process. Four key players stand out in my continued healing journey through grief.

How to Communicate With Your Team Well While Traveling

I average flying about 200,000 miles a year. During that process, I’ve learned a few things that help me communicate well with family, co-workers, clients, bosses, and others.

Doing Church Biblically Can Be Messy

Making sure you have a biblical church is often a messy, difficult, and uncomfortable process. There are many, easier approaches pastors can take with their churches, none of which are honoring to God.

101 Easter Sermons and Others Ideas for Your Church

With these 101 Easter sermons and ideas for your church, you'll be ready to celebrate our risen Savior this year!

What Is Revival? A Guide for Gen Z

Here’s something interesting: The word “revival” is never mentioned in the New Testament—not even once. Maybe it’s because what we call revival God calls Standard Operating Procedure.

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Engage Teenagers To Listen to Their Sermons

With teens' short attention span, preaching engaging sermons for teenagers (and even adults) is not easy. But if you are a senior pastor, and there are teenagers in the room, you had better engage them or you will lose them.

3 Ways COVID-19 Launched the Tech Revolution of the Church

Nearly three years since the onset of COVID-19 left pews empty, churches across the globe have largely returned to normal operations, while also finding new avenues to reach their post-pandemic-minded congregations. 

The Secret Sin Behind Passive Aggressive Behavior

"Identify the promises they make to us, recognize these false promises as lies and then trust the superior promises of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit."

12 Old Testament Verses That Challenge Me as a Church Leader—And That Are Good to Memorize in 2023

As a church leader, I daily need the truth of God’s Word to guide me and give me hope. These Old Testament verses are particularly challenging to me, and perhaps they will be to you as well.

Avoid These 5 Big Mistakes Pastors Make on Easter Planning

To help make this Easter the best yet, here are five of the common mistakes pastors make on Easter planning that I have noticed--and you can avoid!

Does Your Mission Statement Suck?

Why do you do what you do? Here's why your church needs a mission statement that is compelling, memorable, and actionable.

Why Isn’t the Civil Rights Movement Considered a Revival Movement?

In 1957, the Civil Rights Movement was started by Black Christians in the South “with the goal of redeeming 'the soul of America' through nonviolent resistance” in response to the evils of racism and injustice. So why is it that we do not see this movement as a revival?

5 New Staff Positions Your Church Needs

For a long time, church staffing conversations revolved around how many staff a church needs. Today, churches are struggling to answer a new and more complex staffing question: What staff positions do churches need?

6 Warning Signs of a Toxic Church Culture

Every church has a culture. But how do you know if your church culture is toxic? More importantly, how would you know whether you’re creating a toxic church culture as a leader?

Josh Butler Addresses Criticisms of His TGC Article About ‘God’s Vision...

Josh Butler, who was at the center of an online tempest earlier this month because of an article he wrote for The Gospel Coalition, appeared on Preston Sprinkle’s Theology in the Raw podcast Monday to explain what he was trying to communicate in his article and to address the pushback against it.

Sean Nemecek on the ‘Long, Slow Slide’ Into Burnout and How...

Sean Nemecek joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the warning signs that church leaders are burning out, how they can become healthy again, and the steps they can take to avoid burnout in the first place.