Trail Life USA - A Force of Character


Trail Life USA is an organization born to train men in godly character by men of godly character. I am a big fan and I hope churches continue supporting its rapid growth.


"Four Chair Discipleship" Book Review

Dr. Dann Spader's new book, Four Chair Discipleship, provides a practical and insightful look into how we can grow to maturity in Christ and become disciple makers who multiply our efforts. It can help all of us walk as Jesus walked.
July 28, 2014   Kent Evans

Why Satan Wants our Boys

As we know, our enemy prowls, seeking to devour. Let's explore three reasons why he targets boys and young men in particular. All our churches need strong strategies to protect and rescue our young men!
July 15, 2014   Kent Evans

The #1 reason for decline in church attendance

Few people will argue that church attendance in many churches in America is declining. Our own research indicates that the majority of churches in our country are not growing. Most of us have ideas about this development. Many suggest that our nation is shifting away from its Christian roots. Thus, ...
July 01, 2014   Thom Rainer

Why does God allow so much pain?

This spring I attended the funeral of Barbara Comp, the widow of Gerald Comp. The preacher of my hometown church, I described Gerald’s tragic passing in the first chapter of my new book, Acts of God—Why Does God Allow So Much Pain? It has been 46 years since that heart-breaking tragedy. ...
July 01, 2014   Bob Russell

Four keys to planning for church health

Based on both research and anecdotal evidence, I estimate that nine out of every 10 churches in America are growing at a slower pace than their community—if they are growing at all. That is not a good sign for the church in America. Through the feedback I’ve received on this ...
June 19, 2014   Thom Rainer

Aubrey Malphurs on why spiritual gifts shouldn't become titles

In the African American and Latino church culture, we often see titles such as "prophet" or "apostle." Is this biblical? (Excerpted from a Society for Church Consulting training session taught by Aubrey Malphurs)
June 13, 2014  

Five reasons "kicking the can" leadership leads to disaster

Okay, I’m joining the crowd. As we contemplate the forthcoming congressional and state elections in November, the majority of Americans are tired and angry about political leaders who put off major decisions. Many call this habit of indecisive leaders “kicking the can.” I’m mad at President Obama. I’m mad at ...
June 05, 2014   Thom Rainer

America going to pot

On January 1, 2014 Colorado became the first state in the nation to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes. Not surprisingly, the weed business is thriving. Pot parties are the rage of the Rockies. The general consensus is that Colorado’s decision will be the nationwide wave of the future; Washington ...
June 05, 2014   Bob Russell

Aubrey Malphurs: Your church won't mature without this strategy

The Bible explicitly says a church's members must use their spiritual gifts, or the church will stagnate. (from a Society for Church Consulting training session)
June 02, 2014  

Eight Signs of Fearful Leadership

Over the past few years, I’ve heard the phrase “courageous leadership” used to describe the trait of those leaders who are making a difference today. Unfortunately, we also know many who are in leadership positions where that courage is much less apparent. Indeed, they demonstrate leadership that is best described ...
May 30, 2014   Thom Rainer

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