What things do you currently regard as of the absolute essence of church—things without which you could not imagine church being ‘real church’.
What the Church needs today is not junk food, but the kind of food and drink that can truly satisfy hungry and thirsty souls. What the Church needs today is food and drink that comes through the clear, undiluted preaching of the Word of God. Find out more about how to raise up faithful preachers.
He bore all these Pharisaic woes of ours to exhaust [the] curse on the Cross.
Good leaders don’t intentionally frustrate people, but the process of guiding change can (and will) be frustrating at times.
In too many cases, we prepare hard and pray little over our sermons or lessons. For the rest of this week, I challenge you to spend more time praying before you preach or teach.
Can we address God generally in prayer? Should we only pray to the Father in the name of Jesus? Is it right to pray to directly to Jesus? Is it right to pray directly to the Holy Spirit?
We must find hope in the words of Scripture that point to the promise of God’s completed work in us.
I have learned that God will use trials to deepen my prayers.
The people who attend your church are incredibly busy, but they make time for the things they care about. They show up to the things they think are important and value the most.
Attending a funeral for a friend is hard. Speaking at it is even harder. When sharing at a funeral, here are a few things to keep in mind.
I’m convinced that the one thing that will change everything about your life for the positive is establishing a daily quiet time with God.
Prayer isn’t a magic formula that instantly and easily fixes everything.
This is not natural. It cannot be done in the flesh. It’s supernatural and doable only by God’s Spirit.
"Tell her she is smokin’ hot all you want. But don’t tell the rest of us because it does no good for anyone."
Whether you’re a pastor or a business leader, effective leaders understand how their brains affect their roles.
"No contact, no impact.” This principle has to do with community; spending time with the members of your D-Group. If you want to really impact the men or women in your D-Group, you must spend time with them.
In working with churches and other rural leaders, I have found that thriving rural congregations share three key pillars of vitality.
Matt Chandler offers a biblical response to the debate on church membership.
Attractionalism is bad. Attracting unbelievers is good.
Did you know that one in 10 people 65 years old or older have Alzheimer’s/dementia?