Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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Leading from the Side

"I’m not advocating that you always or only lead from the side, but that you do so when it makes sense."

The Most Difficult Leadership Question

"Our sin nature propels us to an excessive and unhealthy focus on ourselves," says Sam Rainer.

80% Say Sex Offenders Belong in Church

New survey reveals attitudes and practices relating to released sex offenders at church.

5 Reasons Books Are Better Than E-Books

I don’t ever anticipate searching quiet side streets in old towns hoping to find used e-book stores.

Should the Church Act More Like Apple?

"From a business model Apple can’t help but garner your respect," says Tim Stevens.

New Study: Faith Switching

Barna Research has discovered that 23% of U.S. adults have moved from one faith or faith tradition to another.

Top 5 Non-Church Books for Leaders

While every church leader should take in a fair share of theology, there is helpful material in other genres.

The Future of Church Strategy

I am meeting with a pilot group of 12 churches and 12 consultant-practitioners known as Future Travelers. The group is led by Alan Hirsch....

Pastor at Your Own Risk

New study shows pastors have poorer health rates.

Why People Leave Christianity

A new Barna study shows why people switch from Christianity to another faith.

Leaving Comfort for Courage

Jeanne Stevens of Soul City Church says that courage will always require an element of leaving.

Why Some Churches Struggle With Money

Some churches are struggling in regards to finances…yet many are not, even in the recession that our country has recently went through.  So…why do...

4 Leadership Insights from Bill Hybels

Dave Ferguson shares his take on the leadership principles of Bill Hybels.

Spreading the Gospel Any Way We Can

When I read the book of Acts, one of the things that stands out to me is how the New Testament Church got after...

Should the Church Engage Culture?

The call to contextualize is not a call to gospel compromise and syncretism, or living thoughtlessly and recklessly.

You Don't Really Own It

Catalyst Director, Brad Lomenick, shares his thoughts on stewarding a leadership movement.

The Best Part of Changing the World

"I’m thankful that God rarely answers our constant requests of wanting to know the future," says Eugene Cho.

Don't Close the Back Door

Milan Ford says, "Instead of concentrating all our efforts on closing the back door maybe we should focus on opening the front."

Fight for Aid in Pakistan Disaster

Pakistani victims of the flooding are seated on the helicopter floor during the evacuation of civilians.

Pray a High-Risk Prayer

"Let me challenge you right now. Ask God to enhance your creativity," says Ed Young.
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