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9 Leadership Strategies to Avoid Becoming a Growth Barrier

Every leader hates growth barriers. The Internet is full of suggestions on breaking through barriers. Some of these articles, blogs, and books are good. But too...
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Hey Pastor, You’re Doing It Wrong

What a crazy time to be a pastor. The only thing you can be absolutely sure of is no matter what you do, or don’t do, church people will tell you you're doing it wrong.
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15 Awesome Preaching Quotes To Inspire Your Preaching

If you're trying to grow in the craft of preaching, let these preaching quotes challenge your approach to the pulpit. And be encouraged--you CAN make a difference!

Preach the Bible, Not Calvinism

Preach the Bible instead of Calvinism because the Bible’s words are God-breathed, not our theological formulations.

Martyn Lloyd Jones on Sin

“What is the matter with the world?” Martyn Lloyd-Jones asked. “Why . . . war and all this unhappiness and turmoil and discord amongst men? . . . There is only one answer to these questions—sin. Nothing else; it is just sin.”
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Rick Warren: ‘It’s Not a Sin to Be Sick’

Pastor Rick Warren has praised a pastoral letter discussing mental health and the church. The letter, titled, “Hope and Healing,” calls for an end to the stigma around mental illness and for greater collaboration between science and medical professionals and people of faith.

Voddie Baucham: Why Critical Race Theory Is a ‘Looming Catastrophe’

In an interview to discuss his new book, Voddie Baucham explains why he believes critical race theory spells “looming catastrophe” for evangelicalism.
50 Good Mental Health Habits

50 Good Mental Health Habits

Good mental health does not happen by accident. Mentally healthy people make small, daily choices that contribute to their mental health.
Elijah the Prophet

Elijah the Prophet: What We Can Learn From His Mental Health

Many spiritual leaders in the Bible struggled to obtain victory while serving faithfully. The story of Elijah the Prophet is just one case study model for ministry. Many pastors and church leaders can learn a valuable lesson on self-care and God’s provision to take care of His own.
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Denzel Washington: Prayer and the Holy Spirit Have Protected Me

In a conversation with his friend, Pastor A.R. Bernard, Denzel Washington shared examples of the grace God has shown him over the years, especially through his family and the Holy Spirit.
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Six Reasons to Preach on the Same Subject More Than Once

It could be wise to preach on some topics more than once considering there are a vast number of things to preach on, but here are just six reasons for you to preach on the same subject multiple times.
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The Gospel in The Old Testament

We can’t truly appreciate the New Testament without an understanding of the Old Testament.
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How Cancel Culture Looks a Lot Like Old-Fashioned Church Discipline

A political activist in 2021 might maintain their “sacred canopy” – whether it is called “social justice” or “freedom” – by calling out opinions they consider too abhorrent to be tolerated in contemporary society.
Five Types of Thinkers

Five Types of Thinkers Every Pastor Must Know

There are five types of thinkers. Once I know how a guy thinks, I can better challenge him to think through an issue and make a good decision.
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Why I Think Bivocational Ministry Is a Bad Idea When It Isn’t Necessary

A new idea gaining some traction in vocational ministry these days is purposely choosing bivocational ministry when making that choice isn’t necessary. I think that’s a bad idea. Let me share why.

20 Scriptural Benedictions You Can Use to Bless Your Church

Benedictions are divine blessings from Scripture pronounced by the minister in order to equip God’s people as He sends them out into the world to live for Christ.

Why Some Preachers Rely on Holy Ghostwriters and Other Pulpit Helps

Author and theologian Scot McKnight argues that pastors who use ghostwriters or researchers without telling their congregations are “cheating.” Others disagree.
Christian Social Justice

The Roots of Christian Social Justice

Dr. Colvin Blanford takes us through the biblical foundations, the biblical examples, and the historical actions that affirm Christian social justice in our modern world.
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How Much Should You Pay Your Pastor?

Are there rules governing a pastor's salary? John Piper has some principles derived from the Scriptures to guide church leaders on this often asked question.
God's Answer Is "No"

10 Things to Do When God Seems to Be Saying, “No”

We’ve all been there. We pray and pray, and it seems God’s answer is “no.” When that happens, here’s what I encourage you to do.

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