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3 Stereotypes of Christians (And How to Change Them)

Pastor/author Dan Kimball reveals the most common stereotypes of Christians and the Church, what people wish church was like—and why you should be listening to these emerging voices.

10 Church Poisons That Will Kill Any Church

I’m reminded there are certain poisons that are causes of death. I call them church poisons because they are deadly, but they are avoidable. The churches that die from them do so by their own hand.

How to Grow in Intimacy With God

The truth we need to remember is that Almighty God, who made Heaven and Earth, wants to be in relationship with us and wants us to know Him the way He knows us.

5 Ways to Deepen Your Integrity

Here are five ways we can deepen our integrity in a world that seems to discourage it, as taken from the life of Daniel.

7 Strategies in a New Leadership Position

I realized I’m only one person and although everyone wanted some of my time and there were more ideas than we could ever accomplish, I knew I would burnout if I didn’t pace myself. This meant I said no to some things – really many things

There is Only One Kind of Sinner

Before God, we are all sinners. And there is only one kind of sinner. There are not successful, high-capacity sinners and unpromising, down-and-out sinners.

3 Common Mistakes We Make When Reading the Bible

Avoid mistakes when reading the Bible, remember to talk to God, read whole scriptural books, and remember who wrote the Bible: God.     

When Silence Is Better Than Good Endorsements

I suppose there are some good endorsements that you don’t want. Like if you’re using good endorsements for bad ends or with wicked intentions.

6 Ways To Pray When It Doesn’t Seem Like It’s Working

You know God loves you. You know He answers prayer. You know your eternal destiny is secured. But it doesn't always feel that way. Here are 6 ways you can pray when it seems that prayer isn't really working.

7 Laws of Service in the Kingdom

If we want to follow Jesus, we must know his Kingdom law. In fact, there are seven laws—non-negotiable elements, iron-clad principles—regarding serving in the Kingdom of God.

A Contentious Person Creates One of the Most Miserable Marriages Imaginable

If you’re single, don’t marry a contentious person. If you’re married and contentious, you need to kill this tendency before it kills your marriage.

Christian Dating: Are There Any Rules Anymore?

Dating, especially Christian dating, should be fun. Why is it that so many single Christians turn dating into some kind of checklist and interviewing process?

9 Things I’ve Learned About Leadership From My Family

Leadership starts at home. How you love and lead at home has a dramatic effect on how you love and lead in the church. That’s not always an easy truth to embrace, but it’s undeniable.

Outreach Checklist: 7 Church Growth Paradigms

I speak with churches often who want to grow and they contact me wanting suggestions of how to do so. In doing so, I often tell them there are some church growth paradigms they need to make sure they have.

4 Things That Caused the Early Church to Spread Like Wildfire

If we look closely at Acts 1:1–14, we can find four characteristics of the early church that we can apply to our own lives.

5 Ways You May Be Destroying Your Marriage

Is your marriage falling apart? A good marriage doesn't collapse all at once, but deteriorates slowly. Here are 5 ways you could be destroying your marriage without realizing it.

Marriage Red Flags – Please Don’t Marry This Man!!!

If you see these dating red flags, get out of that relationship! Never marry someone hoping he will change.

Finding a Church That Suits Our Every Need and Desire Is Not the Ultimate Purpose of Church

Finding a church that suits my every need and desire is NOT the ultimate purpose of attending church. The primary purpose of church is gathering together in song, prayer, proclamation, and admonition to worship the Lord. Church is about Him, not me.

It’s Not for Teenagers Only: Verses on Sexual Purity

If we look at Bible verses about sexual purity, it's obvious that purity is just as much for the Gen X’ers and the Baby Boomers as it is for Generation Z. Basically, it doesn’t matter if your 15 or 55. We're all called to be pure.

6 Warning Signs of a Toxic Church Culture

Every church has a culture. But how do you know if your church culture is toxic? More importantly, how would you know whether you’re creating a toxic church culture as a leader?

Woman Credits Prayer for Toes Growing Back; Skeptics Want Proof

Pastor John Lindell of James River Church near Springfield, Missouri, says a woman who had three toes amputated years ago had her toes grow back after people prayed for her. But without tangible evidence to back up his claims, Lindell is having a difficult time convincing skeptics.

Nick Hall on Asbury, Gen Z and Why He Believes ‘God...

Nick Hall joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about what he witnessed at Asbury University, the signs of true revival, and why he believes God is moving in a special way.

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