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How the Church Can Support Families Going Through a Medical Crisis

Because we live in a world with sickness and disease, church leaders will encounter families navigating a child medical crisis either first or secondhand. The more proactive the church can be in serving these families, the better.

Mastering the Art of Communication: How To Leave Your Audience Wanting More

If you communicate on any level, what’s your goal? What do you hope happens during and, more importantly, after you speak?

How To Improve Your Preaching

Recently, a company of pastors--of which I have been a part for 8 or so years––was discussing what practical steps a minister can take in order to improve his preaching.

3 Priorities for Every Pastor

I’ve learned that if I prioritize a few key choices, my life and leadership dramatically improve and my ministry becomes more effective. I encourage these three priorities for every pastor.

The Problem with Perfectionism

Perfectionism often leads to a less than desirable outcome. 

How You Really Should Be Measuring Church Growth

Whenever we talk about church growth, the first thing that comes to mind is attendance. However, while helpful, it is not the best metric.

The First Steps To Becoming a Dynamic Leader

Tied to being a dynamic leader is innovation. To be innovative you must have one eye on where you are and another eye on where things will be. The innovator is able to build a path between the two!

Growing up on the Inside, Forever

When you realize that your spiritual growth can be an ongoing, never-ending process of renewal and development, each new day matters as much as the last.

Go for a Walk

On every walk, I spend time worshipping the Lord, bringing my requests before him, and interceding on behalf of my family, our ministry, and the next generation.

How To Evaluate Your Pastor

An annual pastoral review is a helpful way to help pastors remain energized and effective in their ministries.

Explaining the Bible to Our Culture

There is much about the Bible that our post-Christian culture does not understand, which is not its fault. It is, after all, post-Christian.

What Color Were Jesus’ Eyes?

In my experience too many Christians are taught to avoid subjective experiences with God. At the close of William Sampson’s wonderful book, Meeting Jesus, he asks, “What was the color of Jesus’s eyes?”

Right Now, We See the Underside of Life’s Tapestry

“We are on the wrong side of the tapestry.” How true. We see the knots, the snarls, and the frayed underside. But God is on the right side of the tapestry—the side he is weaving into a beautiful work of art.

The Key to Progress: How Leaders Can Make Time for Important Projects

If you’re a leader of any kind, you have something you’re dying to work on. Perhaps it is a product, a team, a service offering, or something even more grandiose.

What’s Your Spiritual Celebrity Index?

I know more about the famous the rich and the beautiful than I probably should, and I know less of Heaven’s beauty than I should. I may know all about Tay-Tay, but what do I know about spiritual celebrity?

A Quick Way To Spur Organizational Change

There is one quick way to spur organizational change. I have practiced this one for years and it almost always triggers change. It has worked in business, government, and church. It worked in church planting and in church revitalization.

Did Jesus’ Family Think He Was Crazy?

The first time we are introduced to Jesus' family in the gospel of Mark, they seem to think he is crazy. Why is that?

Not All Bible Translations Are Created Equal

If we aren’t careful, we can find ourselves focused on Bible translations that are commonly “used,” rather than those that are actually “usable.”

Hope for the Weary Souls of Pastors

What can you do if you’re a pastor who feels isolated and emotionally or mentally exhausted? Here are four practices to implement.

Daniel Im: How Not To Let the Consumers Drive the Strategy...

Daniel Im joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain how pastors can lead more effectively in a “post-everything” world and why their communities contain more than just the non-Christians and the Christians.

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