The Secret Ministry of Pastors’ Wives

Within a local church, the lead pastor’s ministry is the most visible to the public. Antithetically, the pastor’s wife’s ministry is the least seen. She may be visible, but her ministry often is not.

God’s 5 Purposes for Your Marriage

When husband and wife are mutually committed to being God’s people for each other, marriage soars.

How to Deal With People Who Don’t Like You

God created us to be social, and if we’re honest, all of us care if people like us. So, how do we keep from withdrawing when we have to deal with someone who doesn’t like us?

How to Revitalize an Old Church (and Live to Tell the Tale)

If we let a church die and go out of business, then bring a new group into the building and start afresh with something different, that's not the way to revitalize anything. We have held a funeral and then birthed a new flock.

3 Ways Prayer and Fasting Opens Doors

That unexpected open door led to what we commonly call Paul’s first missionary journey (Acts 13:1-4). The world was permanently changed out of that prayer and fasting in that meeting when a new door.

3 Common Misconceptions of Calvinism

What is Calvinism? Those who are reformed like to think of it as biblical Christianity.

7 Secrets Your Pastors Wish They Could Tell You (But Probably Won’t)

Have you been wondering how to encourage your pastor? There are several things you can keep in mind to support your pastor through the daily challenges of ministry.

How Philip Yancey Encountered Grace After Experiencing ‘Some of the Worst the Church Has to Offer’

Philip Yancey's childhood church experiences contributed to a warped view of God and people. But later in his life, that changed as Yancey encountered God's lavish, mysterious grace.

2 Great Tips for Thanksgiving Sermons

I don’t know about you, but I find the Thanksgiving sermon to be one of the most difficult preaching assignments of the year.

4 Questions to Ask When You Face Conflict

Everybody faces conflict. It’s nothing new. When you face conflict, here are four helpful questions to ask yourself as you seek to resolve it.

Cherub Babies — and Other Myths We Believe About Angels

In popular culture, a “cherub” is a baby with wings. However, cherubim as the Bible depicts them are quite different. 

15 Different Types of Pastoral Leaders

Few of us who are pastors excel in—or even enjoy—every aspect of pastoral ministry. Most of us have a few areas we greatly enjoy, a...

Taking a PAUSE to Pursue Peace

Our unchecked desires and jealousy can create disunity with brothers and sisters in Christ, which can steal our peace faster than anything else. Here's how to PAUSE to pursue peace.

The Most Overlooked Place to Plant a Church: Online

Church planters pinpoint areas of need: fast-growing areas, under-churched areas, and sectors of our world where the numbers of unchurched people are high. Online is that place.

4 Tips for the New Pastor’s Wife

I’ve found that instead of dressing nice and being willing to change diapers, the most critical parts of my job don’t even take place on Sunday mornings. Here are four tips for the new pastor's wife—what I wish I had understood before we planted our church.

Joe McKeever: How to Give Thanks — And How Not To!

No one who is even slightly aware of his debt to so many around him/her will ever catch up on the task of giving thanks to those to whom he is indebted. But it’s no excuse not to try. We can learn how to give thanks.

‘What’s Your Story?’ People on Twitter Share How Jesus Saved Them

When Rachel Joy Welcher asked her Twitter followers to share their stories of how they came to trust in Jesus, social media served a different purpose than it normally does.

What Is Most Important for a Church Guest Services Team?

Regardless of structure or scope of responsibility, the most important responsibility of your guest services team is to demonstrate the gospel to everyone who comes through your church's doors.

Sermons Don’t Make Disciples

The key to discipleship is not a process or a proclamation. The key to discipleship is a disciple.

Continuance in Ministry: How to Remain for the Long Haul

The secret to continuance in Christian ministry is found in serving others with transparency, diligence, and tears. It is also in recognizing the dangers that face us when we fill roles of leadership in the church.

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why...

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.