Why We All Need to Do a Motive Check on Church Growth

So you want your church to grow. Wonderful. Here’s a challenging question: Why?

What Is Moral Failure – and Should We Take Action?

It is true that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. It's also true that we must be careful to guard well our integrity and reputation as we represent Christ and our church. When there's a moral failure in the ministry it's time to start thinking about removing that person from ministry.

10 Times When You Can Make an Impact in the Lives of Parents

Let's look at 10 key times when you can impact the lives of parents who will in return influence their children.

7 Guideposts To Lead Yourself Well

It is clear that the surest way to lead others better is to lead yourself better first. Self-awareness is the beginning of self-leadership.

The World Isn’t Looking for a Bigger Church, They Want a Better Church

What does a better church experience look like? It's easy to think that the answer is growing bigger. But the truth is, people want to attend and serve at a church where they can experience being loved by the God who made them.

Sermons Don’t Make Disciples

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

3 Reasons Preachers (and Christians) Should Say ‘I Don’t Know’ More Frequently

When trying to answer people's questions about spiritual matters, the answer "I don't know" is often far more helpful than you think. Here are three reasons why.

Developing Leaders – 10 Core Skills You Need

Second only to someone’s salvation, there’s just nothing like helping someone grow as a leader. That experience leads to a legacy that anyone developing leaders can enjoy.

4 Unhealthy Missteps That Destroy Christian Unity

Christians should work for unity, even when we don't agree on everything. Here are four roadblocks that keep us from getting there.

7 Reasons Why Church People Criticize Pastors

People criticize pastors. It's just how it goes. But understanding why they do so can help us deal with criticism better. Here are seven reasons why church people criticize pastors, as well as suggestions for how to respond.

13 Signs You’re an Angry Pastor

The only difference between anger and danger is the letter “D.” This is especially true for an angry pastor. Over the past three decades, I have encountered several pastors with anger issues. The stories never ended well.

4 Battles to Set Boundaries in Ministry

Essentially boundaries in ministry for leaders or pastors are like a property line around your yard, only in this case that yard is your soul.

11 Christianese Words and Phrases We Should Retire

It’s no secret that Christians speak in our own unique dialect: Christianese, as it is often called. Nevertheless, here are 11 words and phrases that we should consider retiring.

The Motivating Power of Grace

Pause and pay attention to God’s grace in your life. That is the pathway to joy. That is the motivating power of grace.

Why Leadership Is Hard (and How to Find Your Balance)

If I know anything, I know that leadership is hard. I have a hard time leading myself, let alone being a catalyst for others to grow, get plugged in and develop. Sometimes I wonder, “Why am I qualified or called to be a leader?”

What Churchgoers Have To Say About Sunday Sermon Length

While complaining over sermon length seems to have accelerated in the last few decades, the truth is, the conflict has been going on since the Reformation.

6 Members Who Build Up the Church

Pursue these qualities in your own life and encourage them in others. Pray for yourself and others. Pray that you will build up the church as faithful and patient members who attend, encourage, confront, pray, and serve.

Lost in the Wrong Details, or Leveraging the Right Details? (How You Can Know)

There is a huge difference between details that are unimportant distractions, and details that can actually change a life. A good leader knows the difference.

Christian, Your Depression Is Real. So Is God’s Deliverance.

Even though it's not easy, you can defeat depression. But you don’t need a quick encouragement. You need a God who walks through pain with you.

R.C. Sproul: Principles and Situations

When it comes to many biomedical issues, it’s not that we don’t have basic principles to apply to these issues, for Scripture does provide them.

‘Are You a Man?’—Texas Pastor Denounces Men Who Ask Their Wives...

A man who asks his wife when it is all right to have kids is “effeminate,” according to Stedfast Baptist Church pastor Jonathan Shelley, who has previously said that women are “really affected by pride” and not as “good at working."

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.