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10 Ministry Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started

Brady Boyd: "No matter how hard I try, I will always be tempted to measure my success by attendance numbers."
4 Popular—and Dangerous—Preaching Myth

4 Popular—and Dangerous—Preaching Myths

What you think about your preaching while preparing your message might be just as important as the words you say when you deliver it.
Urgent Times to Confront Sin

3 Urgent Times to Confront Sin in Your Church

God tends to show up in churches where there is repentance, grace and spiritual health.
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8 Things Pastors Should Do on Facebook

Don’t just post the good stuff that’s going on in your life. It’s OK to express sadness, anger and frustration.
Leadership Principles

7 Impractical (but Priceless) Leadership Principles

Ron Edmondson: "If you want to be a great leader, find ways to avoid practicality."
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Shawn Lovejoy: Why I Resigned From Being "Lead" Pastor

"After much prayer and reflection, I have made a private decision I need to make public here today."
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Why a Healthy Sex Life (if You’re Married) Makes You a Better Leader

Sexual intimacy might not be your first thought when thinking of leadership skills, but it’s a great way to test your faithfulness in the small things.

13 Signs People Are Excited to Attend Your Church

"Nothing creates excitement and expectation like continually focusing everything on the One who is worthy of all this excitement, Jesus."

12 Must-Know Tips for Senior Pastors

Alan Danielson offers an "indispensable" list of tips for top-level leaders in the church today.

18 Ways to Ruin Your Reputation on Facebook

Every time we post, we risk hurting others and ourselves.

10 Tips for a Mission-Minded Thanksgiving

We don’t have to be Jedi-master evangelists to be agents of the gospel among those we know best.

Your Weakness Is No Problem

We are given the Lord’s standard for our behavior. But knowing the weaknesses of humans, the Lord also built in a fail-safe plan for dealing with our failures.

Pastor: No Whining, Please!

The line between whiner and leader is optimism.

Missionaries Need Accountability, Too: 4 Best Practices for the Local Church

Without a penny to waste in most mission budgets, we need good practices and healthy relationships with our missionaries.

Get a TON Done (Without Doing a Ton More)

Our event should have taken 10 months to plan—but we only had two months to pull it off.

One Body, One Head, Many Parts: Why We Need Each Other

Unlike the power-hungry ways of the world, “leadership” in the church is always framed in terms of servanthood or building others up.

11 Ways to Evaluate Your Preaching and Teaching

Pastor Churck Lawless: "You are proclaiming the most significant message in the world. Thus, those of us who do this work must be open to evaluation."

7 Spiritual Challenges for Imperfect Leaders (Like Us)

What about those weaknesses that are common to man: the sins which arise out of our struggle with the flesh and with humanness?

“Why?” Isn’t the Most Important Question

"Why" demands and answer. Why deals in theories, ideas and concepts.

The Surprising, Guilt-Free Reason 80 Percent of Churches Don’t Break the 200 Barrier

Big churches and small churches are different. But it’s not a difference of quality, theology or willingness.
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