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What Does the Bible Say About Exercise?

Explore what the Bible says about exercise and physical health within a Christian context. Discover the spiritual insights and practical guidance on maintaining a balanced and God-honoring approach to fitness.

How to Craft an Effective Altar Call

An altar call can vary in format and content, but its purpose remains the same - to invite individuals to make a public commitment or respond to God's call.

Use a Sermon Outline to Sharpen Your Preaching

When it comes to delivering a powerful sermon, having a well-structured outline is essential. A sermon outline serves as a roadmap, guiding both the preacher and the audience through the message.

Use Social Media Reinforcement After Your Sermon—And Before!

You spend countless hours preparing a sermon and then you get up to preach. You pour into the congregation for thirty minutes or more and then what? Social media reinforcement can help.

8 Principles in Seeking Spiritual Accountability

If you want accountability, you’ve got to take that responsibility on yourself.

18 Ways To Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

Facebook is a great way for you to build and maintain relationships with people both inside your church and in your community. Every time you post something, you risk ruining your reputation on Facebook.

How To Maximize Team Commitment

There are many things that will try to interfere with team commitment: frustration, boredom, weariness, doubt, opportunities, distractions, and the like.

6 Traits of a Biblically Faithful Preacher

God has called preachers to be faithful rather than successful, so how can we be sure we are staying true to the call?

8 Dangerous Pastors Who Will Destroy Your Church

You’re on your church’s pastor search committee? Good for you. It’s a difficult task, one that can make or break your church for a long time to come. But this can be one of the finest services you render for the Lord and His church, especially if you help your church avoid dangerous pastors.

6 Reasons Pastors Want To Quit on Mondays

Not every pastor wants to quit all the time, but from time to time, discouragement sets in, and often it’s hard for pastors to find a safe, anonymous place to talk about it. I took an informal poll asking for the reasons pastors want to quit.

Pastoral Calling: What, Who, How and When

The only way for a pastor to avoid the many distractions of life and to remain steadfast throughout his life and ministry is to know what God has truly called the pastor to do.

Jesus Never Told Us To Fill Church Buildings

Discover why Jesus emphasized being the church over just attending. Learn how true spiritual renewal comes from going out to serve, not filling pews.

6 Ways To Preach Effectively

This might be the most important principle for effective preaching I’ve learned. It led to my best sermons.

Five Kinds of Thinkers Every Pastor Must Know

There are five types of thinkers. Once I know how a guy thinks, I can better challenge him to think through an issue and make a good decision.

How To Know Your Ministry Calling

A certain (uncomfortable) peace comes with following God’s call. It's one of the ways to know your ministry calling.

4 Questions to Ask Before You Preach

Perry Noble shares four important questions to ask before you kick off your next message.

Is It OK for Pastors To Drink?

Jesus turned water into wine—so does that give the green light to pastors to drink alcohol?

Jesus Has a Radical Model of Ministry Training

In the work of making ministry training, success is difficult to measure: The best disciple-Maker in history invested three years in a group that looked like failures on the very same night he celebrated a "graduation dinner" with them.

Is Obedience to God Possible?

What if obedience to God didn't have to be like swimming upstream?

5 Physical Ways Pastors Prepare for Sunday

What do you do to prepare for Sundays? What good preparation habits do you recognize in your preacher?

‘Lyrics Matter’—Evangelist Shane Pruitt Sounds the Alarm on Taylor Swift’s New...

Pop star Taylor Swift has come under fire following the release of a surprise 31-song double album, titled "The Tortured Poets Department," last Friday (April 19). Some have criticized Swift, who has described herself as a Christian, for her “self-worshipping” lyrics that include biblical imagery. 

Rebecca McLaughlin on Whether Christians Can Agree To Disagree About Same-Sex...

Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how church leaders can respond to common arguments that use the Bible to affirm same-sex relationships, the “why” behind God’s design for marriage, and the “beautiful and glorious vision” Christianity has for friendship.

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