Christmas Eve is less than a month away. Most churches have some type of Christmas Eve services, but we are seeing clear trends in how churches approach them.
If you've never made a disciple (or haven't in a long time) here are seven factors that might be contributing to your disciple-making slump.
Perhaps inside the church building isn't the best place to make disciples. Rapper Propaganda has another point of view.
Pastors experience Christmas stress for a host of reasons, one of them being taking on the stress and heartache of the people to whom they are ministering.
I don’t want to only be a “great Christian” or a “great pastor,” but I long to be a “great husband.”
There has been much written on declining attendance in churches. Specifically, many of us have addressed the issue of attendance frequency where even “active”...
"Jesus is praying this prayer over us today."
The Bible alone, empowered by God’s Spirit, is sufficient for this work. Individual Christians and their churches must fill themselves with the Scriptures.
Do you know what people are saying about your preaching behind closed doors?
The degree of success you experience this next year will likely be proportional to the direction you head and the decisions you make now.
It’s possible that the church may be growing and the ministry may be having a huge impact in many people's lives, but something is still not right. The team is not healthy.
No, this is not a post about the loss of our religious freedom—it’s a reflection on a quote I’ve looked at many times since...
Though it is true that we interpret the Bible in our day, it is also true that the early Christians interpreted the Bible of their day—i.e., the Old Testament.
The words "accountability partner" sound like an exception and a punishment rather than a lifestyle and a gift.
While church growth has its share of critics, I’ve rarely met a church leader who didn’t want his or her church to grow. And ultimately, growth matters because people matter and the mission matters.
The “high places” is a shorthand term for places of pagan worship, usually (though not always) on hills or mountains to bring them closer to their false gods.
Your calling is revealed to you before it is revealed to others. God often gives us a glimpse of the future long before it is actualized.
One of the ways I prepare for sermons is by constantly collecting content—things like news stories or statistics that might make a good illustration, anecdotes and quotes, and Bible verses based on a common theme.
Excommunicating someone who has completely stopped attending is, in effect, giving them what they’ve asked for.
Just because you have a leadership position doesn’t mean you are leading. That’s a sobering thought.