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2 Ways to Deal With “Religious Rock-Throwers”

If your first response to someone’s failure isn’t forgiveness, then you have missed the gospel.

Are You a Clueless Leader? How Would You Know?

Ron Edmondson lists 10 traits of an "unaware leader." You might be surprised to see yourself in the list.

Leadership Fatigue: 13 Sure Signs

Over the years, I’ve watched leaders slide into defeat, and I’ve seen some of these common signs of trouble.

6 Reasons Why *Every* Pastor Should Have a Blog

Your church is growing, and you've got to find a way to connect with everyone.

Jesus’ Biggest Risk: Leaving the Church in Our Hands

It’s a heckuva way to run a railroad, but I can’t find any way around it: Jesus poured himself into flawed men.

Why the Church Is Filled With “Functional Agnostics”

Mike Breen presents a startling challenge to church leaders everywhere. Will we listen?

5 Ways to Fight Back Against Your Insecurities

What to do when we realize the weight of our position, but don’t feel qualified to deliver.

8 Vital Statistics You Should Track Every Week

Thom Rainer: "We can never know where the missing sheep are if we are not keeping track of them."

4 Keys to Generational Breakthrough in Your Church

Understanding how to navigate cross-generational differences is crucial in church, where different convictions, attitudes, mentalities and experiences can create a barrier to effective communication and unity.

“Death at Work in Us”—The Apostle Paul’s Call to Leadership

"It is Paul who is hard-pressed on every side, Paul who is perplexed, and Paul who persecuted and struck down."

Bi-Vocational? How to Merge 2 Jobs Into One Life

Bi-vocational is actually a misnomer. There really is no “bi.”

12 Reasons Not to Blame Others for Our Ministry Failures

We live in a blame culture. And that culture has invaded the church.

Is This True? “Pastors Can Make the Worst Friends”

One young pastor has come face to face with a truth about himself.

7 Things to Remember About God and the Problem of Pain

For starters, we need to remember that Jesus isn't behind our pain but walks with us in it.

For Pastors Who Are Considering Quitting: 9 Hope-Filled Reminders

Someone asked me if I ever considered quitting when I was a pastor. My response was quick and truthful: “Yes. On the average about once a week.”

2 Things All Evangelicals Can Agree Upon in the LGBTQ Question

On this very controversial question, pastor and theologian David Fitch suggests we might try searching for areas of agreement.

Does the American Flag Belong in Your Church?

The real question is whether evangelicals have been conditioned not to see any conflict between nationalism and Christian discipleship.

How Jesus Led People: Minister to Many, Invest in a Few

Brandon Kelley suggests there are three relational contexts for every leader. Do you operate in them?

Mike Breen: The Hidden Desire of Every Millennial Leader

Millennials, perhaps beyond all other generations, have a ‘heroic story’ in their drinking water, in the very atmosphere they breathe.

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Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.