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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.

Leadership And Emotional Intelligence

High IQ doesn't guarantee good leadership.

5 Attributes of a Church in Decline

"If we’re unwilling to address these critical elements, then we’re not going to shift the declining trends," says Tony Morgan.

Minister Plans Twitter Communion

Rev. Tim Ross embraces technology to launch Twitter Communion Service.

No More Pretending

John Buke, pastor of Gateway Community Church, says that authenticity is hard work—especially for leaders.

5 Strategies for Summer Services

Tony Morgan asks five questions to help you avoid summer slump.

LifeWay: Pastors' Salaries Steady with Inflation

A new study by LifeWay Research finds that compensation for pastors is slightly above the inflation rate.

Should Your Church Increase Its Budget?

Financial advisors offer opinions on budget increases for churches in 2011.
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