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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.

How “Ministry Silos” Hurt Your Staff & Church (and the 1st Step Toward a...

Tony Morgan's new book addresses Ministry Silos, where people and ministries share the same roof but do nearly everything in isolation. Outside of Sundays, they rarely combine their efforts.

Why I’ve Stopped Using the Phrase “The Bible Says”

I’m through with biblical commands—they’re not the boss of me.

Humility Is VITAL to Great Leadership: 10 Reasons Why

"Humility may be a forgotten virtue in conversations about leadership today, but I believe it’s absolutely essential to having long-term, broad-range impact."

A Modest Proposal Concerning Christian Unity

This is the sort of thing that could cause the people in our cities to sit up and take notice.

Do It First, Write It Later: A New Approach to Mission Statements

The only real hope that a church will follow through on their mission statement is if it’s based on what the church is already doing.

Pastor: Get a Pastor

What's good for the sheep is good for the shepherd. It will strengthen you and your ministry, making you even more of an example to the flock.

Is Your Church Plant Searching for Fool’s Gold?

A new church may launch big and create a ton of momentum in the beginning, but at what cost?

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ELCA Now a ‘Sanctuary Church Body’ for Migrants

The Evangelical Lutheran Church voted to become a "sanctuary church body". The first of its kind, the ELCA committed to doing things like provide shelter to undocumented immigrants.

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JD Greear: Here Is How to Keep the Gospel, Not Politics,...

JD Greear says, “Church-defining issues are the gospel, and we can disagree on secondary matters even with unity in primary ones.” At times this might seem impossible, but this week on our podcast, JD shares how to prioritize the gospel over any other issue...even politics.