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7 Steps to Stop Stressing and Start Leading
"When I try to be all things to all people, I am not much good to anyone."
After Charlottesville Riots, Why Aren't Our Churches More Diverse?
Don't let your congregation languish as an island of sameness in a community of diversity.
3 Connection Elements Your Local Church Can Focus on to Improve Relationships
Each church should accomplish these in its own style.
Why the Little Things in Your Life Build Your Greatest Legacy
Are you ever guilty of falling into the comparison conundrum?
3 Reasons You Need to Engage in Worship
Here are three good reasons to remain focused on Christ during the entire worship gathering.
Are You Practicing Your Serve?
Servant leadership is crucial to your marketing success.
One Trait Every Godly Leader Must Possess
It's not wisdom or intelligence or people skills ...
Heaven's Power Tools for Your Supernatural Business
Here are the four major power tools available to believers to do business in the power of the Spirit.
Pastors Have Trouble Receiving These 10 Tough Pieces of Advice
Sometimes, the last thing a pastor needs is advice. But these tips are important.
How Baby Boomers Created Today's Millennial Snowflakes
I do not pretend to know all the reasons, but one insight is becoming increasingly clear to me.
Are You Succumbing to a Part-Time Mindset?
Unfortunately, today's Christian culture (especially in America) too often displays a part-time attitude.
Are You Willing to Transform Your Nation?
If so, the Lord is looking for people like you.
Why You Might Be Ignoring Crucial Steps for Your Ministry
The actions that make the biggest difference are often the hardest.
How Do You Respond When Jesus Takes Your Lunch?
Some might complain about being treated unfairly.
Rick Warren: Pastor, Sow in This Season to Reap God's Blessing
The way you respond to someone or to a situation right now is definitely going to affect your future.
Getting Straying Believers to Reconnect With Your Church
The temptation is strong to simply not go to church if we don't feel like it. Learn how you can combat that.
How Beth Moore Is Calling Down Pentecostal Fire
I hope what I saw in Orlando last week is just a foreshadowing of things to come.
Back-to-School Tips for Cash-Strapped Parents in Your Church
The beginning of school is a time of financial stress for many families.
Not Even the Threat of Death Can Keep You From Fulfilling God's Purpose—If You Have This Mindset
I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2014, and it shook me to my very core. But here's what I learned.
9 Reasons So Many Young Churches Fizzle Out
These observations come from 40 years of working with churches.
What an Acts 1:8 Mission Strategy Can Do for Your Church
As a pastor, when you are setting a missions strategy, you should ask yourself this crucial question.
Does Your Worship Center Give Any of These 10 Terrible First Impressions?
In negative reports, here are some of the "first impression" concerns people verbalize about a worship center they've visited.
Simple Ways to Know if You're Succeeding as a Leader
We live in a time when fewer and fewer ministry leaders have a clear idea of what it is they're supposed to be doing.
Should Pastors Sell and Promote Their Books?
"Pastors who sell their books are only in it for the money," writes one disgruntled blogger. Is that true?
How Do People Get to Know You?
How many people know what you want to grow?
Are You Ignoring These Catalysts for Ministry Effectiveness?
We are poor stewards if we do not use every means available to spread the Good News.
We Urgently Need Awakening in America—But We Won't See It Until We Take This Position
Why would the kingdom manifest in our generation with anything less than it was in Christ's?
Stop Wandering Around in Your Desert—5 Steps Into Your Promised Land
If you choose not to face what God is telling you to do in one season, He will bring you back around to a similar situation until you face what you need to learn.
When Can You Start?
A platform can be developed in one medium.
9 Basics to Improve Your Sermon Delivery
Too many sermons fail not because of bad content, but because of bad delivery.
Are You Suffering From Moses Syndrome?
Is God now calling you back into the very place where you got wounded, or where you failed or fell on your face?
A Vital Ingredient in Your Church's Spiritual Growth
This will be key in restoring dropout believers.
Do One Thing Well
How often you say it is as important as what you say.
Your Monday Preparation Will Yield Your Friday Harvest
Have you ever thought, "I just don't have time to prepare"?
7 Dangers You Will Likely Face in Your Final Years of Ministry
I want this fourth quarter of my ministry to make a difference for His glory.
Insecurity Causes You These 5 Leadership Dilemmas
Solomon wisely observed, "The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in the Lord will be safe" (Prov. 29:25).
Your Message of Hope
Messages develop with much prayer and study.
This Painful Process Will Produce More Fruit in Your Life
No one may ask God for this season, but we all desperately need it if we want to be effective.
Kick-Starting Your Plateaued or Declining Church
Ministry is not about creating or building some fantasy land of happy people who enjoy gathering in a church building.
Mastering the Personal Touch to Your Pastoring Style
Too often we focus on the masses and neglect the one.
10 Spiritual Seasons Your Local Church Will Likely Experience
Believers who do not understand these seasons will run from church to church when their season of purging comes.
Romans 13 Advice for Protecting Your Financial Assets
The government defends their money-snatching practice by saying that it helps catch drug traffickers.
4 Spiritual Truths to Overcome Your Dire Business Struggles
When it comes to our business struggles, the apostle Paul's approach is perhaps the best.
Does Your Ministry Deliver Competitive Advantage?
There is little space for a "me too" ministry.
Biblical Keys to Finish Your Ministry Race With Victory
Jesus never promised that we would not have trouble in this life, only that we would have the victory.
God's Remedy for Your Hidden Fears
You don't have to put on a false mask of strength. God hears your heart and can quiet your fears and doubts.
Strengthening Your Strategic-Thinking Muscle
These four kinds of situations demand that leaders make strategic decisions.
Open to Closure
Message frequency builds trust.
Be Sure to Pass On These 8 Leadership Gifts to Those You Mentor
What are you doing to pour into those you lead?