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Small Churches are Not a Problem, a Virtue or an Excuse

Small Churches Are Not a Problem, a Virtue or an Excuse

In short, small churches are not a problem to be fixed, a virtue to be praised or an excuse to do shoddy work. But we are normal. Small churches are still the way most people choose to worship, learn and minister.
2 Chronicles 7

It’s Always Good to Repent and Seek God’s Face, But That Doesn’t Mean You’ll...

We must be careful not to claim promises like 2 Chronicles 7 that either aren’t our own or which don’t go far enough in their glorious fulfillment. Because doing this will disappoint our hope and cause us to think God hasn’t come through.
embracing obscurity

Why NOT Getting Hired, Promoted or Recognized Is a Sign of God’s Blessing

Embracing obscurity doesn't sound like the most exciting way to live. But what if sometimes the only way for God to truly bless us is to place us in total obscurity for a season?
10 Things You Should Know About Anglicanism

10 Things You Should Know About Anglicanism

With a membership of about 85 million, Anglicanism is the third-largest Christian communion in the world, after the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Romans 12:2

What It Really Means to Have Our Minds Transformed

Romans 12:2 reveals that God doesn’t want mechanical change; he wants organic change. He wants your behavior to change because your heart has been changed and you now desire to obey him.
The Communication Secrets of Craig Groeschel

The Communication Secrets of Craig Groeschel

For those of us who want to communicate better as preachers, we should be paying attention to Craig Groeschel, especially when he gives the secret sauce behind what he does.
Ministry Event

The True Cost of a Ministry Event

What most elder teams and staffs miss is that the cost of an event or ministry is not just what is on that piece of paper. It includes that, but it is much more than that. Here are a few questions you should ask as you evaluate a ministry event or ministry.
Need to be noticedNot 'How Can I Lead?' But 'How Can I Serve?'

The Need to Be Noticed Masquerades as Leadership

One of the most unhealthy aspects of Christian “celebrity culture” may be one of the least addressed: the need to be noticed. It seems to me that all too often, the need to be noticed masquerades as leadership.
emotional resilience

4 Ways Every Pastor Can Develop Emotional Resilience

Pastor, you must learn to lead yourself by managing your emotions. One important characteristic of leadership is emotional resilience. It's the ability to be...
church guide to coronavirus

The Church Guide to Coronavirus

Our hope and prayer is that The Church Guide to Coronavirus can help your church develop healthy practices to keep your church attenders safe and to rise up valiantly in these days. The Church Guide to Coronavirus is here to help your church prepare for the potential disruption and gospel opportunities.
talk about giving

How Pastors Should Talk About Giving in the Current Crisis

We are in “an opportunity season to find new, creative ways to be generous,” says Brad Formsma. There are plenty of ways pastors can encourage churchgoers to be generous, even if they don't have money to give.
9 Evidences That We Preachers Have Made Preaching an Idol

9 Evidences That We Preachers Have Made Preaching an Idol

My lack of preaching opportunities during the current COVID-19 threat has forced me to evaluate my own heart. Thus, the remaining evidences of preaching idolatry are my own suggestions.
Bigger Fixes Nothing

Bigger Fixes Nothing

Being small does not mean that something is broken. But if something is broken, you can’t fix it by making it bigger. Bigger fixes nothing. The...
Charles Spurgeon on the Entertainment-Driven Church

Charles Spurgeon on the Entertainment-Driven Church

Believe it or not, Charles Spurgeon has many relevant insights for us about entertainment in church. Even though he lived in the 19th century, his day mirrors our day. And he recognized the dangers of the entertainment-driven church.

What Are the Responsibilities of Church Members?

What are the responsibilities of church membership? In an individualistic and consumeristic culture, the very notion that church members bear significant responsibilities comes as a surprise to some Christians. 
Keeping Desire and Temptation in Their Place

Keeping Desire and Temptation in Their Place

The ancient church sorted through the Trinitarian debate by clarifying the distinction between "essence" and "person." Likewise, the Reformation haggled over the proper meaning of "righteousness" and "justification." And today we need to distinguish between desire and temptation.
When Old They’ll Still Bear Fruit

When Old, They’ll Still Bear Fruit

Last month, my extended family and I sat with my dying grandmother over her final days. In the waning hours of her life, we...
Pastoral Ministry and Epidemic

A Shining Example of Pastoral Ministry During the Yellow Fever Epidemic

In the midst of the current worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, an account about the pastoral ministry of B.M. Palmer in the midst of a yellow fever epidemic came to mind. Yellow fever is extremely contagious and far more deadly than Covid-19.
How to Revitalize an Old Church (and Live to Tell the Tale)

How to Revitalize an Old Church (and Live to Tell the Tale)

If we let a church die and go out of business, then bring a new group into the building and start afresh with something different, that's not the way to revitalize anything. We have held a funeral and then birthed a new flock.
porn and anxiety

Coronavirus, Porn, and Anxiety: When Three Pandemics Converge

We are experiencing a confluence of three pandemics: coronavirus, porn and anxiety. Times of uncertainty like the one we’re in naturally intensify anxiety and powerlessness, and with it, the spread of pornography use.

Latest News

Paycheck Protection for Pastors: What You Need to Know

Paycheck Protection Program loans can be used for paying employee wages, benefits, and retirement funds. In a clarifying statement, the White House said churches and other religious organizations are eligible for these loans.

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Ken Boa: Suffering Is a Required Course in the University of...

"Suffering is not an elective," says Ken Boa. But even though we are guaranteed to experience pain in life, by God's grace we can still move toward joy.