4 (Free) Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

Pastor appreciation month doesn't have to be all about tangible gifts. These four ideas will encourage your pastor and convey the work he or she does matters.

3 Lessons on Change From Nehemiah

I heard someone once say, “Don’t be afraid of change. You might lose something good, but you’ll gain something better.” However, bringing change in a church is often difficult.

10 Signs You’ve Become an Unaware Leader

You should figure out how to be aware enough, as a leader, to discover the facts which you need to know. Each unaware leader have some commonalities among them. So, there are indicators you are the unaware leader.

3 Soul Toxins That Derail Servant Leadership

Servant leadership isn’t a skill, it describes who we are. We are still expected to make tough decisions, solve problems, cast vision and get the job done, but it’s the way we do it.

Praying for Wisdom

Pray for the unclaimed but precious gift of wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

The Power of Sharing Stories

If you’re a pastor, tell more personal stories in the pulpit. If you’re a filmmaker, understand the power of dramatic structure for sharing stories.

The Key to Satan’s Winning Strategy

In case you haven’t read about it, Satan doesn’t exist. Recent polling has found that while seven in 10 U.S. adults believe in angels, when it comes to fallen ones—like the devil—it drops to 56%.

A Leader’s Top Weapon Against Complacency, Stagnation, Plateau, and Settling for Average

Curiosity is the antidote to complacency and the catalyst for personal growth, self-improvement, and discovery.

2 Ways to Conquer the Stresses and Anxieties of Life

Here are two ways the Lord is teaching me to deal with the stresses my life brings, big or small.

Will There Be Technology in Heaven?

Technology is a God-given aspect of human capability that enables us to fulfill His command to exercise dominion. This isn’t a modern development; it was true of ancient people as well.

An Open Letter to a Pulpit Bully

Beware that you don't fall into the trap of becoming one of the controlling pastors out there. Transposing from advocacy to autocracy will degrade your platform from a bully pulpit to the platform of a pulpit bully.

It Will Be Well – PDF’s & Postcards From 700 Years Ago

"All will be well. All will be well. All manner of things will be well." Whenever I read this saying from Julian of Norwich, it puts my heart at peace. I know both theologically and from personal experience, how true these words are.

5 Life Changing Things You Can’t Do in a Hurry

"Quicker, faster, hurry and now." These are words we are all too familiar with as we attempt to keep up with all our responsibilities as leaders.

R.C. Sproul: Don’t Pray Like a Pagan

Jesus was saying in Matthew 6:7 that we must not regard prayer as some kind of magical incantation, for that is how pagans pray. They recite certain phrases over and over again, with no understanding of what the words mean.

Opening the Windows of the Echo Chamber

But the further I go into the echo chambers of my own belief systems, the less I like what I find. Even when I agree with the content, the attitudes feel dangerous – and not in a good way.

5 Qualities to Seek in the Heart of a Leader

Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart of a leader.

We Cannot Pursue Godliness Without Community

You cannot develop yourself spiritually to the degree God intends apart from others. This is why finding a community—and committing to it—is one of the most important spiritual steps you can take.

Doctrine, Denominations, and Divisions

In 1985, J.I. Packer delivered a lecture at titled “Divisions in the Church,” dealing with the following three categories: shameful divisions, inescapable divisions, and dealing with divisions.

Jesus Is the Light of the World—And so Are We

Jesus exposed a lot of things that had been in the dark for a long time. But Jesus not only called Himself the light of the world; He passed the responsibility of lighting the world to His followers.

6 Simple Strategies That Help Me Pray More

I have much, much room to grow in prayer, but I hope at least one of these ideas helps you. The cost is simply too great if we church leaders don’t pray much. 

Faith-Based Resettlement Orgs Celebrate Moves To Maintain Refugee Cap

Faith-based refugee resettlement groups offered qualified praise for President Joe Biden amid news his administration plans to keep the annual refugee cap level at 125,000.

Benjamin Watson: What Church Leaders Need To Know About Abortion and...

Benjamin Watson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what the pro-life movement should focus on now that Roe has been overturned.