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community engagement

Have You Mastered the 4 Pillars of Community Engagement?

It’s crucial that your current members feel connected to the leadership and each other. Here are the four pillars of community engagement.
database

Evaluate Your ChMS With These 3 Killer Questions

A church management solution is simply a database holding the information of your church members: their phone numbers, emails, giving history, membership status, and anything else you may need to know.
confront sin

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?
10 Great Ways to Give People Hope

10 Great Ways to Give People Hope

Having encouraged hundreds of people over the years, I have discovered 10 great ways to give people hope. You need all 10 emotions in your “bag of hope” if you’re going to be effective.
pastor salary

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.
betrayed

What to Do After You’ve Been Betrayed

The saddest thing when you are betrayed is that it never comes from your enemies. Ministry is a major place for betrayal, and when it happens in a church context, it hurts.
phishing attacks

Phishing Attacks Keep on Coming: Are You Safe?

The email was poorly crafted, and the login page looked nothing like our login page, but a user fell for it and entered their username and password into the phishing site.
tech safeguards

Venturing Out Again? Don’t Forget Tech Safeguards When You Travel

Most of us are looking forward to the day when we can venture out with as much relative ease as we previously enjoyed. But we’re all a little out of practice, so what are the tech safeguards we should keep in mind?
Memorial Day

Memorial Day Is a Big Deal, So Let’s Think About It Theologically

Sometimes being a patriot means we haven't examined the spiritual formations of our love of country.
Working Remotely: 4 Basic Skills to Master

Working Remotely: 4 Basic Skills to Master

While working remotely is a tremendous tool it is not a one-size-fits-all solution and in some cases may do more harm than good. Here's what to consider.
avoid pornography

40 Positive Reasons to Avoid Porn

One of the ways we experience grace is by recognizing the positive power of pure choices.
depression

Mindfulness for Believers: A Meditation on Depression

If we experience thoughts of depression, as we all do from time to time, we know that these thoughts are destructive and maladaptive. They are marked with death, as they do not yield any life.
ask for money

Should Christian Leaders Ask For Money?

Some believers look down on mission agencies or churches that ask for money. They say that if Christian leaders truly trusted God, they would not lower themselves to ask for money.
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Will Help You Prepare for Easter

Ash Wednesday is about preparation and the beginning of preparation at that. All of the Lenten season is focused upon preparation for Easter. No matter how we mark the day, whether with ashes on our forehead or with reflection on the meaning of Easter, Jesus invites us to journey on to Easter Sunday with Him.  
18 Ways to Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

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.

5 Physical Ways to Prepare for Sunday

Don't underestimate the physical energy needed to lead on Sundays.
Eugene Peterson: The Jesus Way Vs. The American Way

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."
church visitors

10 Things Church Visitors Never Want to Hear

Wondering how to welcome church visitors? There are 10 things guests never want to hear, so why not help our church folks learn NOT to say them?
misused Bible verses

Top 5 Most Misused Bible Verses

There are quite a few misused Bible verses out there. When people apply scripture in the wrong context, it’s like trying to fight with the butt of the weapon instead of the blade. It’s just not effective.
3 Ways to Keep Your Sheep From Being Stolen

3 Ways to Keep Your Sheep From Being Stolen

People are mobile in today's world: Some churches grow and some decline. But what's really going on?
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After a California judge ruled strip clubs could remain open during the pandemic, some church leaders defying lockdown orders jokingly said they would convert their churches to family friendly strip clubs. Now, however, they may not have to be so witty after a big SCOTUS win.

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Darryl Strawberry: The Enemy Is After Pastors…So Are You Being Discipled?

"Standing in the pulpit is nothing to play with," says former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry. "The devil will put a choke hold on you. He will strangle you if you're not equipped. I learned that early when I got into ministry."