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7 Leadership Guarantees From Ron Edmondson

I have some emphatic statements to make. I’m calling them leadership guarantees. These leadership guarantees are true. Emphatically. Or, at least I’m 97.9% sure.

‘The Thorn’ Creator John Bolin on Christians in the Arts

ChurchLeaders recently discussed the role of Christians and the arts with John Bolin, creator of “The Thorn.” The Gospel-centered live show has led to more than 100,000 commitments for Christ during the past 25 years. This spring, a movie version of “The Thorn” debuts in theaters nationwide March 6 and 7.

Is Porn a Sin? 8 Sins You Commit Every Time You Watch

Is porn a sin? When you open your browser and begin to look at those images and videos, you are sinning in ways that go far beyond lust.

6 Reasons to Sit in a Different Seat at Church This Weekend

When sitting in church, most of us have a habit of going to the same place every Sunday. But here are some reasons why you and I should sit in a different spot in church this weekend.

Thom Rainer: 7 Secrets of Healthy Churches

Thom Rainer: Has your church had a health exam lately? How would it fare in your honest assessment of these seven secrets of healthy churches?

All Evangelism Is Important – But Is it Equal?

All evangelism is important but all evangelism is not equal. There is a difference between a church having an evangelistic invitation (e.g., altar call) during a worship gathering and a church sending members to share the gospel with unreached people groups.

4 Types of Bad Friends That Are Bad for Your Marriage

Bad friends can be bad for your marriage. Friends play an extremely important role in our lives, and this remains true after we’re married...

4 Steps to Diffusing Social Media Tension

The key to diffusing social media tension comes from scripture: “do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) Treat others with respect and model behaviors and values that encourage positive posting from your followers.

Online Communion? Theology and the Digital Church

There may be a knee-jerk reaction against a digital church, but there can be little doubt that a new way of doing – and being – church is being forged through technological innovation and an increasingly digital world.

How Do We Best Help the Poor and Needy in Our Communities?

It's harder to effectively help the poor and needy if you don't know them. Here's how you can truly help those in your community who have very real physical and spiritual needs.

6 Things to Do When You Worry About What People Think

I worry too much about what others think. Sometimes when I walk into a room, I think all eyes look at me, and all people think about me. I believe they judge what I wear, what I look like, and what kind of mood I’m in.

What Is Prayer? All the Ways We Misunderstand Prayer

What is prayer? We often misunderstand prayer. While prayer is more than casual conversation with our Creator, it’s far from twisting God’s arm to get what we want.

4 Limitations Pastors Unknowingly Set

There are limitations pastors unknowingly set for their church. It’s often a matter of control, yet I believe most of the time we do it without realizing they are.

Was Jesus Poor? Was Jesus Rich?

Was Jesus rich? Or poor? What is your opinion? And why are we so curious about it? Prosperity teachers need a rich Jesus to prove that God wants His followers to be rich. Find out more about whether Jesus was rich or poor.

Recognize Church Dropouts Before They Leave

One of the most significant reasons for stagnating and declining attendance is church dropouts. The most challenging problem is that church dropouts rarely return.

Professions of Faith at Crusades: Good News or Reason for Doubt?

I confess I grow weary of some believers’ responses to good news, especially related to evangelism. In an interview, Greg Laurie addressed those who criticize the use of evangelical crusades to proclaim the gospel.

Some Things You Should Know About Christians With Anxiety

Do you know any Christians with anxiety? For seven years I have lived with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety, and my experience has shown there are many Christians who can relate to my story.

Eric Geiger: 5 Reasons I Am Hopeful for the Church in 2023

Today His Church in 2023 is pushing back the gates of death and Jesus is bringing life to people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.

J.C. Ryle: Why Do Christians Get Sick?

"Let us turn aside for a few moments, and consider why Christians get sick. The consideration will not hasten its coming, and by God’s blessing may teach us wisdom."

3 Not-So-Obvious Reasons Church Visitors Don’t Return to Your Church

Maybe it's not the music or the preaching that that's the reason visitors don't return to your church.

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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