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Matt Perman on Cultivating Godly Habits – Part 1

One issue that I’m always interested in is that of cultivating godly habits. Scripture makes it clear that growth in godliness requires discipline,...

Are You In Your Element?

(The following article is an introduction to The Elemental Life eBook, and the Essentials In Spiritual Formation course we offer. We hope it encourages...

Who’s in Charge Here?

It’s sometimes difficult to know the difference between leading the singing and leading the meeting.

Revamping Communication Arts Volunteerism…

It’s important to provide people with good information, so they can make good decisions about where to serve with their time and talents....

Receiving the Baton from a Previous Generation

A while back I was asked to write an article for Tabletalk magazine for their “Generation to Generation” column. My aim was to...

Church is in the Way

I’m in New York City. Nobody cares about your sermon series title here. Nobody cares about your lights and haze here. Nobody cares what...

The Dead Sea Scrolls, Coming Online via Google for Free!

Google is apparently everywhere and even the Dead Sea Scrolls can’t stop them: The technology giant and Israel announced Tuesday that they are teaming...

What I Learned from the Chilean Miners

1. Teamwork Matters: Once they realized their situation, the 33 miners cooperated and worked together as a team. They motivated...

The Industrial Age of the Church Is Over

Stop reaching for yesterday. Those days are over—it's time to recognize the future.

A Long Time Ago, In A Small Group Far Far Away

Yes, I’m a ridiculously fanatical Star Wars lover. I’ve collected Star Wars memorabilia since 1977 and I still enjoy collecting today. Two friends suggested...

Developing Relationships with Non-Christians

Jeff Tunnell Pastors may find this aspect of cell ministry quite pressing on their minds maybe even to the point of awkwardness or condemnation. ...

Great Resources for Small Group Ministry

I know many of you only read MarkHowellLive.com by email or RSS reader and haven’t actually been by the website lately.  If...

Resources for Healthy Small Groups

I write and talk a lot about healthy small groups. (To see my blogs on the topic, click here.) To review, the seven hallmarks...

Rejection's Only Temporary

Look at these Rejection Notices from now famous books: Animal Farm - George Orwell It's impossible to sell animal stories in the USA....

Is Our Worship Rooted?

Emotion in worship is a good thing. But emotion in worship that is not rooted in Christ will not last.

Why Design is the Language of This Generation

This generation is more visually sophisticated than any in history.

Review of God’s Lyrics by Douglas Sean O’Donnell

A few weeks ago I finished God’s Lyrics: Rediscovering Worship Through Old Testament Songs. O’Donnell “draws out the historical, exegetical, and theological significance of...

1:15 am Thoughts On The Local Church

I have worked in creative church leadership for 13 years.  I have visited MANY churches in that time as well. Now...

Everybody Wants a Sound Bite…Now What?

Kem Meyer offers tips to help avoid platform dependency.

Churches: Employers of Last Resort?

  “I used to think the government was the employer of last resort. I now think it has become the local church.” That’s a quote from...

Pastor Slain in NE Nigeria, Two Christians Killed in Delta

A church pastor in northeast Nigeria was slain on Thursday (Jan. 26), and anti-Christian violence continued to grow in the southern part of the country with the killing of two Christians in Delta state, sources said.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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