5 discipleship attributes

How can you recognize a disciple of Jesus Christ?


What do we do with painful stories?

“Sometimes the story God writes is not fun," says Jeff Vines. How do we continue to let God write our story when life hurts?


If Jesus were your pastor

If Jesus were a new pastor candidate, many congregations might hesitate hiring Him.

Shame and religion's role

The very force that should give life, often kills someone's soul.

Warming up for leadership

Do you need to do some “stretching” before you lead? It might save you from being sidelined with some troubling injuries.

8 major changes in churches the past 10 years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations.

2 more perils of the internal candidate

This may not solve all of our internal candidacy problems, but God will be glorified if it prevents some of them.

Iranian Christians face long prison sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari, who face long prison sentences.

8 tips for developing your workplace culture

These important qualities define organizations with a strong culture.

7 personality types of sick churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches.

Iranian Christians fear miscarriage of justice in court hearing

During a court hearing for four members of the Church of Iran denomination, a judge unexpectedly entered the room and made a comment criticizing Christians.

Is your faith strong enough to survive persecution?

This gut-wrenching account of the persecution of fellow believers should challenge us to do several things.

How to find renewal during the busy months

Sometimes your schedule doesn't slow down—especially as a pastor. Here are tips to refresh yourself in the middle of a hectic calendar.

What's your definition of culture?

Here is a way to answer that question, and the reason why that answer is key to your organization.


What is a disciple?

To hit a target, first locate the bull's-eye. For the Christian, the target is being a disciple and making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Western Christian cultural entitlement

What if our pluralism and the hostility to all things Christian was exactly what God wants for Christians?

5 leadership tips from fatherhood

Being the dad of 16-year-old triplets has been the adventure of a lifetime. It's also been a great teacher.

Do you have a “no-man” on your team?

Can you pinpoint the tactical leader on your team? Dr. Bob Whitesel discusses how this type of leader results in a more balanced team.


7 characteristics of a lazy person

The following characteristics help distinguish between appropriate ambition and downright laziness.

Only serious writers will withstand technological challenges

How is technology changing the way you write and communicate?

Update on court hearing for Iranian Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari.

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