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Danielle Strickland: Jesus Is the Healer of Gender Inequality in the Church

"Jesus is the great equalizer," says Danielle Strickland. "He’s the great liberator for all peoples"—and that includes women in the church.
planting a church

Josh Gagnon: How to Make Your Church Fit Your Community

When it comes to planting a church, says Josh Gagnon, "Models will come and go, but the gospel remains the same.” The question is, how can your church most effectively reach your particular community?
aimee byrd

Aimee Byrd: What Does It Really Mean to Be a ‘Biblical’ Man or Woman?

"Women are becoming frustrated as disciples," says Aimee Byrd. Part of the problem, she believes, is the church's misunderstanding of the idea of "biblical" manhood and womanhood.
josh weidmann

Josh Weidmann: How (Not) to Be an Unhealthy Leader

“I learned great things [at Harvest]," says Josh Weidmann, "and I learned some really hard things there.” Josh shares with us what experience has taught him about how church leaders can balance confidence with humility, process criticism well, and pursue true repentance.
meg meeker

Meg Meeker: What You Need to Know About Teen Sex, Depression, and Social Media...

Never think, says Dr. Meg Meeker, that you have no power to help your teens navigate challenges like social media, depression, and premarital sex. The dangers are real, she says, but "there’s a lot parents (and youth leaders) can do.”
daniel henderson

Daniel Henderson: How to Lead Your People in Prayer

“We know that prayer is one of our primary priorities in ministry," says Daniel Henderson, "but it’s hard to lead where you’ve not gone yourself.”
roger lane

Roger Lane: This Is How to Do Fundraising God’s Way

Roger Lane says, "The church is a living organism. It will always take funding." But what does it look like to raise money in a way that honors God?
stephen witmer

Stephen Witmer: Your ‘Forgotten’ Small Church Is Really Important

"What you’re doing matters enormously," says Stephen Witmer to small town pastors. Stephen is a small town pastor himself and as such has valuable insights into the beauty and challenges of small church ministry.
christopher yuan

Christopher Yuan: If We Don’t Redeem Singleness, We’re Not Ready to Talk About Homosexuality

The opposite of every sin struggle, says Christopher Yuan, is holiness. Christopher shares with us why the church must return to a biblical view of singleness and provides other insights into how pastors can help Christians pursue holy sexuality.
thomas jay oord

Thomas Jay Oord: What If God Is Not Absolutely Sovereign?

The problem of evil is one of the most difficult topics any human being ever has to wrestle with. While Thomas Jay Oord's response to this issue is certainly controversial, he believes there is solid biblical evidence to back it up.
Megan Fate Marshman

Megan Fate Marshman: What If What You Think Your Ministry Needs Is Not What...

"Listen a lot," is Megan Fate Marshman's advice to ministry leaders. This week, Megan shares how conducting an "Ephesians 4" ministry honors God and creates space for people to feel valued and truly own what they believe.
modern church

Brady Boyd on the Need for Us to Turn Outrage into Outreach

The modern church, says Brady Boyd, "has chosen some cheap substitutes to the original Great Commission." But there is a way we can correct our mission drift...and the key is the two greatest commandments.
the new testament

N.T. Wright on the Dangers of Neglecting the History of the New Testament

When it comes to the study of the New Testament, N.T. Wright says, "A little bit of history will challenge the easy assumptions we would otherwise make.” But if we neglect history, we will end up shrinking the gospel message.
john mark comer

John Mark Comer: Hurry Is the Greatest Enemy to Spiritual Life

John Mark Comer believes, "You can’t live a spiritual life and a life of hurry.” A pastor himself, John Mark shares with us why the main job of today's pastors is being able to help their congregations slow down.
leonard sweet

Leonard Sweet on the Shift We Must Make to Point People to Jesus

"The world is facing volcanic forces," says Leonard Sweet. In a "deeply schizophrenic" culture that makes everything an idol, Len believes Christians can and must rise to the challenge to go beyond merely making a stand for what is right.
church funding

Mark DeYmaz: Tithing Is Not Enough If Churches Want to Survive

Are you struggling with church funding? Mark DeYmaz says, “In this day and age, the church, like most families, is going to require multiple streams of income for funding going forward.” But what does that mean?
dealing with anxiety

Steve Cuss: The Anxiety That Is Unique to Church Leaders

"Church leadership puts us under tremendous pressure, every one of us," says Steve Cuss. Steve gained valuable insights about dealing with anxiety when he was a trauma chaplain, insights he has found to be highly relevant to church leaders today.
lee strobel

Lee Strobel: Is Your Church Safe for People Who Are Questioning?

Lee Strobel believes that while apologetics is more important than ever, we need to approach it differently than we have in the past. This week, Lee shares with us how we can have love and wisdom as we share the truth with people who are questioning.
dave vance

Dave Vance: If You Want to Reach Your City, You Need to Know Its...

Pastor Dave Vance says it's easy for churches to make assumptions that stop them from meeting their cities' physical and spiritual needs. That was the situation his church was in before they started asking the questions that enabled them to begin reaching their community for Christ.
greg stier

Greg Stier: Teens Who Pray for the Lost, See the Lost

Greg Stier believes that revival can come to the United States...but for that to happen, we need a different kind of youth ministry.
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"There is a constellation of sages," says Daniel Grothe, "that the Lord will situate around all of our lives.” But like wisdom in the Bible, these wise men and women have to be pursued.