Fostering unity and diversity through learning

Creating an uncommon church that has both unity and diversity is a rarity. However, developing learners may be the key that takes your church in that direction.


Why bother?

Sometimes, OK, probably more often than one would care to admit, we struggle with the results of our efforts.

Learning from your leadership style

Are you a shepherd, a visionary or a combination of both?


10 major trends for churches in 2017

These trends are relatively easy to predict, but that does not make them less important. Think how they might impact your church.

Planning can make you a better writer (or whatever)

Sometimes, perspiration can breed inspiration, which is what happened when I realized I needed to do a better job of scheduling my time.

The synergy of need; extending your reach

When needs converge, there is great potential for synergy, and the advancement of God’s kingdom.

Over 1,200 Iranians at one Christmas service

Encouraging news about the Iranian church.

What about capital punishment?

Now, this is a controversial subject, even among Bible-believing people.

Dressing your best for the pulpit—or not

What is proper attire for a pastor?

Is 'being prayed for' one of your prayer priorities?

When most of us consider putting a priority on prayer, we tend to think about how we can better engage in interceding for others. But there is another aspect of prayer that we often miss.

The unrecognized beauty of suffering

None of us are strangers to suffering. Yet, how does it produce beauty?

Book review: 6 week money challenge

Resolutions are on the minds of many. Regardless of when you're reading this book, the principles Steve Repak lays out can be applied anytime.

3 trendy imperatives the Bible doesn't teach

Have you thought carefully about what you're teaching? Is it based on current trends?

5 scientifically proven mindfulness skills for great leadership

These skills will make you a better leader (and a better person).

What keeps you from quitting?

There has to be something deeper that drives you to keep going.


Recommendations for a reboot in 2017

At the start of a new year many of us are more open to suggestions for change and a fresh start.

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.

4 differences between programs and ministry solutions

The definition of programmatic is not necessarily tied to the resources the church uses.

Aging with joy

It’s not necessarily easy to age gracefully and with a smile on your face.

Why we should pray for Christians post-persecution

Those who have survived persecution often need just as much prayer as those currently enduring persecution.

6 ways you can help unhappy church families

So what’s a pastor to do? Are we helpless in the face of such problems? Not at all.

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