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Joshua's Men: Developing Future Leaders
Hundreds of churches and thousands of men have gone through this program. It works.
Using Kingdom Signals in Your Ministry
If Jesus is our model, maybe we should preach the gospel of the kingdom as He did.
Beware of the 'Used to' Type Leader
Honor the past, but don't dwell on it.
Why Rural Churches Matter More Than Some Think
If you are serving in a rural church, you are not in the minor leagues. You are on the front lines.
5.5 Words to Improve Influence
The currency of a leader is competency.
6 Reasons Congregations Have Become Sticky
Thanks to Pew Research, we now know more about congregations where attendance frequency is actually increasing.
What the Church Can Do to Thrive in a Non-Christian World
However you read our country's history, it's becoming increasingly clear that we have reached a cultural tipping point.
Leading Through Doubt, Struggle and Lack of Faith
God isn't afraid of your doubt.
8 Things I Wouldn't Do Again if Planting Another Church
None of these things are in your best interest if you want your church to grow steadily.
Why You Must Preach the Earthiness of Heaven
If you want to correct wrong thoughts about heaven, you must provide right teaching.
13 Traits of 'Orphan Spirit' Leaders
I write this article to shed light on this vital subject so leaders can become more self-aware, and go to the Lord and others to be healed.
What You as a Believer Can Do to Show God's Infinite Love
The possibilities are limitless.
3 Common Sentences You Hear at Dying Churches
You have an opportunity right now to look at the warning signs in your church.
The Most Effective Way to Ensure Your Message Is Not Heard
Even incredible passion or sound logic can't overcome this.
Fly Like an Eagle
Leaders don't waste time with what lies behind.
Debunking a Myth About Pastor Retention Statistics
Mark Dance of LifeWay says the staggering numbers of pastors quitting the ministry may be more than a bit far-fetched.
What to Do When a Staff Member Is Uncoachable
When the process breaks down, ask yourself these important questions.
The Most Effective Way for You to Grow Your Church
If you're trying to do it by other methods, you might want to rethink your strategy.
Obliterating Negative Cycles in the Lives of Your Congregants
Divorce, poverty and addictions are only some of these that you must help your congregation eliminate from their lives.
New Pastors, Start Your 'To-Do' List With These Items
These can get you started off on the right foot with your new journey.
Stamping Out Your Discouragement in Ministry
Now is the time to embrace the battle and move through it.
5 Categorical Lies About Pastors
There are some bad apples in the bunch, but they are not the norm.
Make These Bold Decisions to Keep Your Ministry Fresh
Burnout can easily overwhelm you. In fact, it's our default destination when all we do is coast along.
Signs You May Be Doing Ministry Under Your Own Power
Take a personal inventory to see if any of these apply to you, and then seek God's guidance.
10 Traits of Pastors Who Have Healthy Long-Term Tenure
Imagine what might take place if pastors consistently stayed at churches for 10 or more years.
How to Re-Ignite Your Passion for Ministry
God made you to live a passionate life and to serve Him and His people with vitality.
13 Signs of a Dying Church
In dead or dying churches the preacher has no unction to instill faith, motivate action or convict of sin.
What You Can Do for an Unemployed Preacher
It's amazing how many churches tend to be afraid to risk calling a preacher who was "let go" by his former church.
How God Wants You to Respond to Unfair Criticism
These tips from Proverbs can help you.
Why the Judas Paradigm Is Alive and Well in America's Churches
God is looking for people who will refuse the 30 pieces of silver.
6 Ways to Welcome Guests and Leave a Positive Impression
A guest's first 12 minutes dramatically influence whether they're coming back or not.
When Silence Can Be Deadly for Your Church Team
It can cause a bevy of issues.
6 Reasons Why Your Church Members May Not Seem Friendly to Guests
One of the most common sentences heard from church members may be one of the biggest lies you encounter.
Find This to Increase Your Fruitfulness and Address Your Ministry Challenges
It can be your most effective strategy.
When Spontaneous Worship Works Well on Sunday—And When It Doesn't
If you lead worship, you've probably wrestled with this before.
4 Reasons to Welcome Smartphone Use in the Worship Service
Hint: None of them advocate playing games.
The State of the American Church: Numbers Point to a New Reality
The results of recent surveys are unmistakable.
An Overlooked Technology Option for Churches on a Budget
For your daily office activities, this makes sense.
How to Overcome These Common Leadership Challenges You May Face
Sometimes it helps to know you are not alone.
10 Hazards of the Prayerless Church
A prayerless church has a huge gap in their armor, making them unprotected during seasons of attack.
Why You Should Stop Searching for 'Authentic' Church Community
This is much more important.
Unleashing Your Unfair Advantage Into the Business World
Faithful Christian business leaders need to realize this powerful weapon is readily available to them.
If You Expect to Lead, You Must Embrace These Disciplines
Your ministry won't be effective without them.
5 Concepts That Can Keep a Church From Growing
Once you get rid of these, the trend is totally reversible.
Your Church's Safety in a Violence-Laden Culture Depends on One Thing
With horror stories like Dylann Roof's massacre at Emanuel AME Church, how should you protect your flock?
Another Hamburger Joint?
Plant churches in markets where demand hungers for supply.
Signs Your Church May Be in Maintenance Mode
Diagnosing the exact cause(s) of being stuck in a holding pattern is critical.
These Habits Seem Spiritual at First—but Can Destroy Your Ministry
These habits are easy to slip into and they are difficult to detect.
How You Can Be a Good Steward of Your Influence
You need to do at least these three things.