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Steve Cunningham: Are You Living Out the Second Part of the Great Commission?

"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."
chuck degroat

Chuck DeGroat: How to Recognize Narcissism in a Church Leader

"It’s not just the megachurch pastors," says Chuck DeGroat. "There are small church pastors who lead with this grandiosity, these narcissistic characteristics."
Lecrae

Lecrae: What I Learned About Jesus Through Facing Racism in the Church

“When you feel as if people in your family have turned their back on you," says Lecrae, "it’s extremely painful, and you’ve got to realize that your identity is not wrapped up in their acceptance of you."
Allen White

Allen White: This Is an Amazing Year for Online Small Groups

When it comes to online small groups, says Allen White, "This is a time that is wide open for experimentation, and those experiments have produced some pretty amazing things in the church this year."
Esau McCaulley

Esau McCaulley: Why Do We Treat Racism Differently Than Other Sins?

"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"
Kaitlyn Schiess

Kaitlyn Schiess: Do You Believe One of These 4 False Gospels?

"Politics is not just about policies and leaders," says Kaitlyn Schiess. "It's about the direction of our spiritual formation."
signs of spiritual abuse

Wade Mullen: How to Recognize Spiritual Abuse in the Church

When we think of signs of spiritual abuse, says Wade Mullen, “I think many of us have this perception of abuse that is related to some kind of violent event...what I’ve come to realize over time is that abuse is much broader than that.”
mary lederleitner

Mary Lederleitner: How to Preach and Lead During an Election Year

"I think a lot of time political idolatry really raises its ugly head when people are afraid," says Mary Lederleitner, "because most people fall into idolatry to look for a sense of security."
justin giboney

Justin Giboney: How to Know If Your Pursuit of Justice Is Biblical

“If we speak the truth in love and apply that to the public square," says Justin Giboney, "I think we end up with a lot more faithful witness."
greg atkinson

Greg Atkinson: How to Take Hospitality As Seriously As God Does

"Most churches don’t staff for hospitality," says Greg Atkinson. However, "the churches that do staff for it and that do take it seriously, the common denominator is they are fast-growing churches."
adam-weber

Adam Weber: How to Love Difficult People (for Pastors)

"A critical part of leadership is loving the people around you," says Adam Weber. And love is "really, really messy.”
joel mcgill

Joel McGill: The Great Commission Could Be Fulfilled in Your Lifetime

"The progress we’re seeing with the Great Commission globally," says Joel McGill, "has just been...awe-inspiring."
sandra richter

Sandra Richter: When the Environment Suffers, So Do Widows and Orphans

When we fail to care for the environment, says Dr. Sandra Richter, "The widow, the orphan, and the farmer are the people who get hit first and whose economic stability is wiped out."
awana

Valerie Bell and Matt Markins: This Is How to Help Kids Love Jesus for...

There are three factors, says Awana's Matt Markins, that "when they’re present together, are far more likely to produce long-term spiritual fruit" in the kids we’re discipling.
pastor chip ingram

Chip Ingram: How to Stop Living Like a Spiritual Orphan

“I don’t think we can ever love or lead well," says Pastor Chip Ingram, "until we see ourselves more and more the way God sees us."
jeff reed

Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."
carlos whittaker

Carlos Whittaker: Are You Living ‘Life to the Full’ with Jesus?

“I just feel like so many Christians have given up," says Carlos Whittaker, "and I don’t think that Jesus Christ died on the cross so we can cope.”
eugene cho

Eugene Cho: Politics, the Fruits of the Spirit, and How Not to Be a...

“I believe," says Eugene Cho, "that you can be fierce and contend for convictions and still hold to the values of the fruits of the Spirit.” 
spiritual direction

Lacy Finn Borgo: How Not to Get in the Way of Your Children Experiencing...

As you consider your kids' need for spiritual direction, says Lacy Finn Borgo, recognize that “children have all of what they need to have an encounter with God."
brenda salter mcneil

Brenda Salter McNeil: We Are in an Esther Moment Right Now

When it comes to racial reconciliation, says Brenda Salter McNeil, “I think Esther is our prototype for what to do next.”
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