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What Would Jesus Do: Burn the Koran or Eat With His Muslim Neighbors?

It’s a simple question: What would Jesus do? Would he burn the Koran or eat with his Muslim neighbors? You may have heard about the person...

Why Do Leaders Refuse To Admit They Are Wrong?

Four Reasons… #1 – Pride – So many churches and ministries have been derailed because the leader KNEW he was wrong but refused to...

The Horizontal Dimension of Personal Breakthroughs

This is the third and final video John Piper made before his leave. It is about experiencing spiritual breakthroughs through the gifts...

Transformational Small Churches: Chuck Warnock

Leading Change in the Small Church "How can I get them to change?" As a small church pastor, I think I've asked myself...

The Sermon Ships Every Sunday

There’s a well-known quote in the marketing and business world from Steve Jobs about the importance of getting your ideas out the door. Real...

Changes A Growing Ministry Have Brought About In Me – Part Three

Last post on this subject… #6 - I Have Become More Appreciative And Thankful For Lucretia and Charisse (my wife and daughter.) The pastors wife...

The Five Horizons of Leadership and How to Use Them

As a vision guy, I get asked lots of questions about long-term this and short-term that. Here is the thinking that I believe...

Former Mobster on New Mission

Tony Morgan Interviews Michael Franzese about his mafia past and his new life in Christ.

Your Secret Name

My friend, Kary Oberbrunner, published his most recent book this month. It’s called Your Secret Name. Kary examines why each one of us...

Steven Furtick on Church Unique (#thenines)

If you have not registered yet for Leadership Network’s free online conference, The Nines, you might want to put it on your calendar. It’s...

Grace Redefined

I used to wish I had a more dramatic testimony. I was sixteen when I gave my life to Christ. Although it was...

Leadership Summit | Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley wrapped up day one of the 2010 Leadership Summit. Here are some of the highlights from his talk:   “Every organization has problems that...

Bill Hybels on Leadership Fundamentals

In the opening session of the 2010 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit Bill Hybels went back to the basics and asked: "What do leaders...

A Must-Read Conversation with Rick Warren

You need to read The Future of Evangelicalism:  A Conversation With Rick Warren over at The Pew Forum.  It’s long, and covers a lot...

Post Gauntlet Thoughts

Our youth summer camp here at NewSpring Church is called “The Gauntlet,” it took place last week in Daytona Beach, Florida and here are several thoughts I had…

Paid Staff Can Hamper Spiritual Growth?

There are certain common refrains I hear as I’m talking with growing churches across the country. This is one of them. I’ve heard many...

One of the Worst Verses in the Bible

Let me introduce you to one of the worst verses in the Bible: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,...

Three Books I Would Highly Recommend…

Can we get fired up about bringing the Kingdom to our friends & neighbors?

INTRAdenominational Church Planting Networks

"Networks are coming... better get ready."

Sunday Night Reflections…

Some of my best ideas come to me while I'm on vacation!

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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