Sermons to Encourage Mothers: 20 Mother’s Day Worship Resources

Need ideas for sermons to encourage mothers and women? Use these resources to share the Gospel with members and visitors!

5 Practices That Help Turn a Prayer Moments to a Prayer Movement

As prayer changes our heart and our behavior, then we as leaders change and have greater opportunity to lead others to change. That is where moments in prayer can become a prayer movement

Pastor: Get Up and Try Again

Jesus has succeeded in every way that we have failed, and with Christ in us, we discover a new capacity through Him to get up and try again.

How to Pastor and Befriend Creatives

At Sojourn, here's what we learned about each other, and about how to befriend creatives, pastor them, and mentor or live as a spouse with a Romantic/Originalist/Artist.

The Jesus Revolution: A Movie Worth Seeing and Sharing

Many people have told me they have seen Jesus Revolution and were very moved by it. Many of us older people you know likely came to Jesus either in the center of or on the fringes of that Jesus Revolution.

5 Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make on Sundays (and How to Avoid Them)

The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the five biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays.

Manhood Under Spiritual Attack – 5 Attacks on the Souls of Men

Why is manhood under spiritual attack? I have talked to pastors and leaders of men’s ministry all over the country, and here are what I believe to be five of the primary battles against the souls of men.

6 Lessons From John 10 That Will Make You a Better Pastor

In John 10 we are shown how Jesus was a shepherd-leader who selflessly laid down his life to protect and nurture the sheep. We as pastors are called to do the same.

The Importance of Affirming Online Engagement

In 2020, most churches rushed not only to be online but also to create as much of an online presence as possible and encourage online engagement. Sadly, many churches curtailed these efforts after reopening.

Don’t Do Stupid – The Top 4 Acts of Stupidity That Get Pastors Fired

There are four common acts of stupidity that get pastors in trouble. Pastors and other church leaders: don't do stupid.

R.C. Sproul: No Shortcuts to Growth

One reason we look for spiritual shortcuts is our modern age where shortcuts and rapid results abound. If technology can relieve illnesses and make our jobs easier, it surely can give rest to our souls, right?

Hippies Find Answer To Search for Love and Peace

Pastor Chuck Smith and his wife, Kay, witnessed hippies who were “high” on drugs, rebellious to the status quo, and searching for love and peace. Their story is portrayed in the true-story movie, "Jesus Revolution." 

3 Warning Signs You Could Love Title More Than Task

It is entirely possible for a ministry leader to love title more than task. But, according to Augustine, a ministry leader who loves title more than task is not a good ministry leader.

Thom Rainer: 6 Symptoms of a Dysfunctional Church

I did not have to look far to find over 20 current examples of a dysfunctional church. In my quest, I found six recurring themes.

3 Keys to Being a Lifelong Friend

Friendships are a key part of life and you want a friendship to last your entire life, or for most of it. Here are 3 critical elements to having a lifelong friendship.

Are Your Sermons Hard or Easy to Listen to?

Here are a few ideas to improve your sermon based on neuroscience. What insights have you discovered that help your listeners absorb more of your sermons?

How to Avoid Being Blindsided by Your Own Church

If I had seen how dysfunctional batons pass from one leader or significant stakeholder to the next, I could have avoided being blindsided.

3 Reasons Your Sermons Should Be Shorter

Among preachers, the issue of sermon length is an evergreen topic of debate. Here are at least three reasons why you should consider keeping your sermons shorter.

How the Church Has Failed Single People (And What to Do About It)

It’s time we start correcting our assumptions about singleness. Society has gotten better about not making single people feel like outcasts. This is a mentality shift we need to adopt in the church as well.

Familiarity Blindness in Your Church: 7 Ways to Cure It

Familiarity blindness is a malady that infects us all. It happens when we become so familiar with something that we no longer consciously see it.

Woman Credits Prayer for Toes Growing Back; Skeptics Want Proof

Pastor John Lindell of James River Church near Springfield, Missouri, says a woman who had three toes amputated years ago had her toes grow back after people prayed for her. But without tangible evidence to back up his claims, Lindell is having a difficult time convincing skeptics.

Nick Hall on Asbury, Gen Z and Why He Believes ‘God...

Nick Hall joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about what he witnessed at Asbury University, the signs of true revival, and why he believes God is moving in a special way.