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Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Starting a Hispanic Ministry

Is your church thinking about starting a ministry to Hispanics? Should it be?

Oklahoma Man Arrested in Plot to Blow Up Churches

A 23-year-old man has been charged with planning to blow up 48 area churches in Oklahoma.

Calif. Governor Bans "Reparative Therapy" for Gay Teens

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that prohibits therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.

What are the Acts of a Suicidal Church?

In the face of these negative trends, many church bodies have taken a bunker mentality.

Freedom Fighter: The Passion and Pitfalls of a Military Chaplain

"The best ministry of my life was being able to walk with them through their experiences of being shot at and bombed...and somehow helping soldiers see that God walks with them through their nightmares."

Jesus Despises Suffering

“To have an accurate, biblically balanced view of suffering, you must first say suffering is a bad thing.  Its existence points out all the...

The Incredible Impact Fathers Make

Fathers: Take seriously the importance of your role in your children's lives.

How You Can Help Teens With Mental Issues

What can you do to care for those young people that struggle with mental health problems?

3 Ways To Save a Life on Facebook

Toni Birdsong of @StickyJesus, gives ideas for logging into social networks with your eyes open.

Creating Life Changing Small Group Culture

The Starting Place of People Are the people where you live struggling with relational trust, loneliness, brokenness, insecurity or shame? What about these struggles:...

Church Turns to Surprising Venue to Reach Worshippers

A bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma is now streaming live worship services every weekend from a local church.

Helping Students Who Are Cutting

My friend AC posted (on his blog yoacblog.com) a great summary about cutting and self-injury after attending a workshop at the Simply...

3 Lessons Every Writer, Speaker, Blogger, and Musician Can Learn from Led Zeppelin

Once in a while we bloggers will get someone (virtually never a regular subscriber) who’ll flip out over one word or sentence in...

Convictions that Drive Missions

John Piper shares fourteen convictions his church has for missions.

The “Halftime in America” Commercial: What it Could Teach Leaders

Looking back at the 2012 Super Bowl, one of the big hits was Chrysler’s two minute TV spot, “It’s Halftime in America,” featuring actor and director...

How to Motivate Your Volunteers for Training

Is a lack of motivation the real problem when it comes to training your volunteers for ministry?

How a Church Greeting Saved One Man's Life

Brady Boyd shares a powerful story about how God used a simple greeting time to thwart a man's suicide attempt.

The Angry…I Mean, Depressed Male: Do You Know Him?

Over the last several months when I have gathered for lunch with a few of my friends, we joke about the idea of...

What's Sucking the Life Out of You? (Pt. 2)

The leech has two suckers that cry out, "More, more!"  There are three things that are never satisfied--no, four...

6 Things That Can Suck the Life Out of You!

The leech has two suckers that cry out, "More, more!"  There are three things that are never satisfied--no, four that never...

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13 Sanity Savers for VBS Directors

13 Sanity Savers for VBS Directors -  Details – big and small – must be planned out, tweaked, and re-tweaked to welcome a few hundred campers and volunteers to our program each day.  If you are overseeing VBS, you know exactly what I mean!

New Podcasts

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.