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Church Coffee and the Pursuit of Excellence

Not all church coffee is bad, but the issue that poor church coffee raises is deeper and more troubling. It is that much of...

How to Activate Your Congregation

Here’s the reality: Your members are looking to you for motivation

Why Honesty is Tricky for Pastors

"I am increasingly convinced that people don’t want the whole truth," says Shaun King.

UnLearning Church

Mike Slaughter: "A one-size-fits-all approach toward growth will definitely not be the most effective model of the 21st century."

Preaching a Faith Worth Believing In

"The Christianity worth believing in is about more than what we can get out of it," says James Choung.

12 Recovery Tips for Vision Statement Addicts

It’s such a joy to receive daily correspondence from pastors and church teams taking vision seriously in the name of Jesus. Often questions come...

Exclusive Q & A with Kary Oberbrunner

We talk to Kary about his new book, Your Secret Name, and why it's so controversial.

5 Keys to Leading Change

"Wanting the churches we pastor to change is part of our DNA," says Chuck Warnock.

Does Church Size Matter?

Craig Groeschel asks why some people go to small churches and others go to large?

20 Non-Preaching Websites for Better Preaching

A ChurchLeaders.com editor offers 20 sites to help your sermon prep.

Does Segregated Worship Hurt the Church?

Florida megachurch announces they will combine their worship services for greater unity.

Great Leaders Do Simple Things Well

"Be exceptional at ordinary things."

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.

4 Leadership Insights from Bill Hybels

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

Report: Clergy Burnout Growing

New research calls attention to growing rate of ministry burnout among church leaders.

Graham Reserved, Positive on Obama's Faith

Franklin Graham speaks out about the status of President Obama's faith.
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