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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.

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.

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.

Study Shows Retirement Crisis for Pastors

A recent news article says many pastors find themselves in financial trouble as they approach retirement.

Engage the Bible with Action

Steven Furtick believes Bible study is about more than going deeper, it's about getting active.

10 Reasons Why Small Churches Stay Small: Part 2

Want your church to reach people, expand and grow? Avoid these pitfalls.

Top 10 Reasons to Start an Online Church

“Church online? That sounds crazy!” As soon as the average churchgoer hears about LifeChurch.tv’s Internet Campus, currently the only one in the U.S., the...

Confessions of a Megachurch Pastor

A conversation with several well-known megachurch pastors to help us get to know them.

Pastors’ Strategies for Mobilizing Men to Pray

If men are going to effectively fight on their knees, they will need pastors who take spiritual warfare and strategic prayer personally and seriously.

The Case for the Hour-Long Church Service

For some Christian leaders, an hour-long service can be viewed as too short, if not restrictive. For the people we are trying to reach, however, an hour may seem long, if not excessive.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

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