How older people can uniquely serve God in their church

Speaking from his heart and years of ministry experience, Ben Merold challenges the older generation to serve God and the church despite differences in taste or opinion. Learn the simple motto that he adopted years ago that has made an impact on countless lives because of his willingness to let God work ...
June 26, 2015  

Two mentalities that leave a church ineffective

Sometimes churches can drift into ineffectiveness. Kevin Holland identifies two mentalities that have a way of infiltrating churches that have the potential of robbing them from being effective and fruitful, the way God intends the church to be. Have you seen these at work in a church you know of? ...
June 26, 2015  

Key shifts to better engaging your community

How does the church stay relevant in meeting the needs of their communities? In an effort to best serve the people in your community, you may find that you have to change your approach. A panel of church leaders discuss some of the key shifts they discovered along the way. ...
June 19, 2015  

Replacing good intentions with true passion

Too often, churches and leaders say that they want to reach people for Christ but lack the passion to see it become a reality. Learning from the men in Mark 2 that lowered their friend through a roof to get him to Jesus, Craig Groeschel offers keys to igniting passion ...
June 19, 2015  

'Sometimes churches just need to die'

"I know that's a controversial statement," says Stephen Gray at Turnaround 20/20. "We don't like to think in those terms. But between 30,000 and 40,000 churches over the last decade have closed their doors for good."
July 22, 2014  

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Why repentance is a blessing for leaders

Repentance never feels good at the time, but as Daryl Reed explains, God has a promise and purpose in it that leads to refreshment. As a leader, do you avoid or embrace God’s call to repentance in your every day life? (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
June 12, 2015  

How young people can uniquely serve God in their church

“Well that went over like a lead balloon didn’t it?” jokes Ben Merold after sharing some words of wisdom for young people in the church. Despite how it may sound, Ben Merold doesn’t back down from sharing a challenge to young people eager to be used by God. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in ...
June 12, 2015  

Is it failure if no one responds to your gospel invitation?

Sharing from her own experience in giving people the opportunity to respond to the gospel, Liz Curtis Higgs reminds us of the difference between our role and God’s role in evangelism. Are you trusting God with the results or taking on more of a burden than you're supposed to? (Excerpted ...
June 05, 2015  

Why failure is a necessity

Do you miss God when you fail? Does playing it safe actually pay off in the long run? Sharing from personal experience as a leader and as the pastor of LifeChurch.TV, Craig Groeschel unpacks the truths and lies about failure as a leader in the church. Without failing, you might be ...
June 05, 2015  

Are you living at your passion peak?

"The fire of a Christian doesn’t calm down, it only gets hotter the older we get,” explains Daryl Reed. Drawing from the inspiration of his father and being reminded of his own younger days, Daryl Reed challenges us to consider if we are living at the summit of our own ...
June 01, 2015  

How small churches can uniquely advance the gospel

Small churches and their pastors have a unique opportunity to contribute to the work of God in this world. From his many years of ministry experience, Ben Merold shares some keys to how small churches can break through barriers and become who God uniquely equipped them to be. (Excerpted from the ...
June 01, 2015  

Why limited resources are not an excuse

Have you ever found yourself making excuses as to why your church can’t grow or be effective? As Craig Groeschel explains, having limited resources is actually an essential part of exponential innovation. Discover how to leverage limited resources to further your church’s mission. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
May 25, 2015  

The secret to leading and evangelism

“Jesus knew a secret that it seems many Christians today have lost,” says Vince Antonucci. It is a secret Jesus demonstrated in his response to Zacchaeus and a key that leaders are meant to embody personally and corporately in their evangelism and outreach. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
May 25, 2015  

The wrong & right priorities behind church growth

What is the motivation and reason behind church growth? Pastor Rick Warren offers a challenging and blatant response to the misconception that it’s ok for churches to stop growing. Recapture the truth that the church isn’t meant to stay stuck, but rather is meant to live out the vision of the ...
May 18, 2015  

Reclaiming creativity in the church

"The church used to lead the way in influencing culture. Now the world is shocked whenever the church does something creative,” says Craig Groeschel addressing a room full of pastors. As a leader in church innovation, Craig offers valuable perspective on how this happened and the importance of restoring creativity ...
May 18, 2015  

How megachurches can uniquely advance the gospel

Speaking to a room full of pastors and church leaders at the NACC, Ben Merold both encourages and challenges leaders of megachurches with the crucial role they can play in helping the body of Christ and the advancement of the Gospel.  (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
May 12, 2015  

The one event that changed Rick Warren’s life and ministry

Pastor Rick Warren shares a deeply personal and profound story from the final week of his father’s life that has served as a conviction and theme for the rest of Rick's life. In a moving appeal to church leaders, Pastor Rick invites us to be a part of a commitment that ...
May 12, 2015  

Why some pastors are the worst communicators

As John Ewart explains "Pastors are sometimes the world's worst communicators! Isn't that ironic?" Discover one of the most common reasons for poor communication and an easy way to make sure your message is being understood.  (From a session at the Society for Church Consulting's training in 2014.) 
May 04, 2015  

Even better than larger church numbers

“While I am numbers conscious, I have set a limitation on myself…” Find out what Ben Merold has learned from years of serving as a pastor about how to approach numbers and success. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.) 
May 04, 2015  

How your church can break through

Like the predicament that Joshua faced in motivating Israel to conquer the entire Promised Land, it is hard to keep a church motivated. Churches can far too easily stop short of fulfilling all of God's purposes for them, but that doesn't have to be the case. Ben Merold shares how your church ...
April 27, 2015  

Rick Warren: If you’re discouraged or ready to throw in the towel

God has a lot to say about His Kingdom reaching the entire world. As Pastor Rick Warren states in this video message to church pastors at NACC, “I don’t know if you are discouraged or ready to throw in the towel, but if you want to be on the winning side of ...
April 27, 2015  

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