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Pastors and Pay: A How-To Guide for Negotiating Your Salary

It seems awfully unspiritual to talk about the pastor salary, especially during the candidating process. But our rejection of greediness does not constitute a vow of poverty. Here are a few thoughts, especially if you’re considering a pastoral transition.

3 Urgent Times to Confront Sin in Your Church

Not surprisingly, fewer and fewer church leaders are willing to go to confront sin with people who are living in open sin and confront them. Why? Do we lack the courage? Are we ignoring the biblical mandate as leaders to protect the innocent from the harmful?

You Can Do Better: 6 Leadership Lessons We All Need

Leading well is hard. There are often common threads - leadership lessons - among a majority of leaders with whom I interact.

How to Start Your Thanksgiving Diet

Why wait until the fourth Thursday of November? Our Thanksgiving diet can begin today, by meditating on his goodness and giving thanks.

Eugene Peterson: The Jesus Way Vs. The American Way

Eugene Peterson thinks Jesus as the truth gets far more attention than Jesus as the way. Discover the Jesus Way.

4 Reasons NOT to Give Altar Calls

When altar calls are properly handled, lost people are asked to trust Christ as the only way to heaven. The issue is responding to Christ, not to you.

A Foolproof Guide to Identifying Your Pastoral Leadership Style

Job satisfaction—to say nothing of missional effectiveness—results from knowing your pastoral leadership style and thriving in it. Do you know where you fit into the mission? 

Are You Waiting for Others to Solve Your Leadership Problem?

As a leader, you have experienced your fair share of subtle, secondary leadership problem pandemics. Which is the worst?

10 Ways to Find Rest in Christ

How can we live with a conscience that is pacified by the blood of Christ? Christians, be persuaded to practice these steps to find rest.

8 Principles in Seeking Spiritual Accountability

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

3 Reasons I Preach With a Table

I wanted to invite others to join me for a proverbial warm beverage and heartfelt conversation. With those things in mind, I decided that I would preach with a table and chair ongoing.

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.

Every Good Leader Has a Leadership Vocabulary – Do You?

The best leaders I know are always learning.Part of my growth as a leader has been developing of a leadership vocabulary.

How in the World Do You Change the Established Culture?

You've heard it said that "culture eats strategy for lunch?" That's especially true in churches.

How Can We — Should We — Motivate Bible Reading ?

Whatever else goes into the mix of a personal devotional life, being exposed to the Scriptures is a critical ingredient.

How to Receive Criticism and Respond With Grace

Randy Alcorn: "I love this advice from Scott Sauls about how to receive criticism and respond with grace. There’s a lot of wisdom here."

Comparison Is the Thief of Joy ? No, It’s Worse . . .

What of comparison is WORSE than the thief of joy?

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.

R.C. Sproul – We All Struggle to Read the Bible

R.C. Sproul - Once you understand the basic framework, you are much better equipped to overcome the struggle to read the Bible.

Francis Chan: What Is the Key to Unity in the Church?

Unity in the church is important. But so is not compromising the truth. Francis Chan wants to know: How do Christians pursue unity without compromising the essential doctrines of the faith?

YouTube Labels John MacArthur’s Latest Sermon ‘Hate Speech’

Journalist and author Todd Starnes revealed on Wednesday that YouTube has flagged John MacArthur’s sermon from this past Sunday at Grace Community Church regarding biblical sexuality as "Hate Speech."

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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