Reasons your Easter guests might not come back

Whether it’s a church plant, established church, a small church or mega-church, some details are universal and quickly determine the first impression your church makes.


Not your father's interim pastor

Today’s interim pastors, who sometimes prefer to be called transitional pastors, are doing interim ministry in some very different ways than their predecessors.

Book review: Saving the Bible from Ourselves

What can be done to reverse this?

Book review: Canoeing the Mountains

Prepare to lead in unchartered territory.

Reading out loud will energize your writing

I never knew how much reading copy out loud would help until I started doing it.

George Hunter clarifies the church’s main business

What is the driving purpose of the church?

St. Patrick’s turnaround methods for today

The model of evangelism and mission developed by St. Patrick became the “greatest sustained Christian mission in Christianity’s history.”

Bad day?

Life begins to pile up. You're frustrated, anxious and worn. What is God up to when bad days happen?


4 foundational scriptures for doing life together

It is vital for Christ-followers to do life together.

What is the church for anyway?

Let's look at the church's mission.

Great endeavors require strong foundations

Is disciple-making a struggle? What are you building on?

5 principles to help pastors and staff know when to compromise

Some of the most painful wounds in ministry are self-inflicted. However, sometimes compromise is in order.

King Jehoshaphat & 3 examples of godly leadership

Consider this the next time you’re making decisions as a leader.

Christian mother and son arrested in Urmia, Iran

On February 20, 2017, two Christian converts were arrested in Urmia, the capital of West Azerbaijan province in Iran,.

Remember this when you want to give up

Our legitimate struggles are not the final word.

Do you leave church reciting the sermon or singing the songs?

You may have noticed at the end of a church service people will leave singing the songs rather than reciting the sermon.

Keep calm and pray on

In light of the outrage that’s sweeping our nation, we (especially pastors and church leaders) would do well to remember several biblical principles.

How much can you do in 15 minutes?

Is it possible to do anything?

Values serve as your compass

When you don't know what to do, what guides you?

Gauging your church’s culture

Here's the first step to take your church into the future.


Book review: The Externally Focused Quest

The challenge of turning an inwardly focused church into a vibrant, externally focused mission to its community is formidable.

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