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Healthy Christians Don’t Hesitate

Don't hesitate: determine what you know you need to do—even write it down—then create a clear plan of action to align yourself with what God wants from you.

7 Great Summer Church Outreach Ideas

Summer is a time when things aren’t so chaotic and people are a little less tense. And it's a GREAT time as a church to make yourself known in your community. We’ve got seven summer outreach ideas for you to do this year.

The Asbury Revival: When You Lay Hold of God, Never Let Go!

Many years ago, an old man who experienced a revival when he was younger was asked why the revival ended. His eyes were filled with holy fire when he cried, “When you lay hold of God, never, never, never let go!”

25 Common Myths About Christianity, And Answers From James Emory White

Looking for a help in answering common objections to our faith? James Emery White ’s A Search for the Spiritual: Exploring Authentic Christianity (Baker Books) is an excellent resource.

A Recap of ‘The Thorn’—And Why You Should See It

In an interview with ChurchLeaders, creator John Bolin describes the unique format and story of "The Thorn.” He also reveals why pastors and congregants should see the show—and invite their churched and unchurched friends to join them.

Why People Leave and How to Help Them Return to the Church

One of the biggest mission fields may be in your church every week.

Dad, What’s Your Vision for Your Family?

When God made the family, he started by giving it a man — to lead it, to direct it, and to guide it. This wasn’t by accident, but by design.

How to Attract a Leader – And How to Keep One!

How to attract a leader? Great question. I have a simple solution. This is the number one principle, in my opinion, for attracting leaders.

My 2 Hot Takes on the Asbury ‘Revival’

If quoting “revival” frustrates you, don’t stop reading quite yet. I use those quotes with great intentionality.

Don’t Grow Weary in the Spiritual Battle

The fact is you and I are in a battle.  But, it is not a battle of finances, physical health, time management, or anything of the physical realm. It’s a spiritual battle and it is real.

Tom Rainer: Autopsy of a Dead Church

It's not pleasant to perform an autopsy of a dead church. My friend from the church called to tell me the news. I took no pleasure in discovering that not only was my diagnosis correct, I had mostly gotten right all the signs of the impending death of the church.

The Spillover Effect of True Revivals

Is God on the move at Asbury University? Here’s a simple litmus test.

John MacArthur on Creation: Darwin Was an Agent of Satan

John MacArthur challenged every Christian who believes in evolution that science has nothing to say about creation. Preaching out of the early chapters of Genesis, MacArthur showed how God alone was witness to the beginning of the universe.

‘The Thorn’: A Case Study in Using the Arts To Spread the Gospel

The experiences of John and Sarah Bolin, creators of “The Thorn,” prove that the performing arts offer unique opportunities for sharing the salvation message. Their brainchild, which began as a youth group presentation, has blossomed into a 25-year project and thousands of commitments for Christ. 

10 Traits of a Real Man

What is a "real man"? Our society has a lot of answers to this question, but what if our culture is grossly misleading us? Here are 10 true traits of a man.

4 Fundamentals for Effective Discipleship

Mission statements may be unique, and denominations different, but their purpose is the same — effective discipleship.

Christians Aren’t Called To Pull Weeds But To Sow Seeds

You and I are not called to pull weeds. We are called to sow seeds.

Is There Forgiveness Without Repentence?

The word repent is one that doesn’t sit too well with many people around the world. What is intended to be a gift and opportunity to encounter the grace of God has now become something individuals cringe at.

It’s OK to Be Single

In today's society, we emphasize marriage so much that we sometimes believe that being single represents a lesser state. That's not true, and here's why it's OK to be single.

20 Easy Ways to Be a Self Righteous Christian

Self righteous behavior can be hard to pick out of a lineup. Check yourself with this quick guide.

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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