Why bother?

Sometimes, OK, probably more often than one would care to admit, we struggle with the results of our efforts.
January 16, 2017   Jeff Klick

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.
January 15, 2017   Thom Rainer

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.
January 14, 2017   Ken Walker

The synergy of need; extending your reach

When needs converge, there is great potential for synergy, and the advancement of God’s kingdom.
January 13, 2017   Rob Streetman

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.
January 12, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Over 1,200 Iranians at one Christmas service

Encouraging news about the Iranian church.
January 11, 2017   Anthony Marr

What about capital punishment?

Now, this is a controversial subject, even among Bible-believing people.
January 11, 2017   Bob Russell

Dressing your best for the pulpit—or not

What is proper attire for a pastor?
January 10, 2017   Ronald Keener

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.
January 09, 2017   Allen Hamlin

The unrecognized beauty of suffering

None of us are strangers to suffering. Yet, how does it produce beauty?
January 08, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

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.
January 07, 2017   Scott Couchenour

3 trendy imperatives the Bible doesn't teach

Have you thought carefully about what you're teaching? Is it based on current trends?
January 07, 2017   Brian Thorstad

5 scientifically proven mindfulness skills for great leadership

These skills will make you a better leader (and a better person).
January 05, 2017   Charles Stone

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.
January 04, 2017   Jim Farrer

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
January 04, 2017   Jeff Klick

4 differences between programs and ministry solutions

The definition of programmatic is not necessarily tied to the resources the church uses.
January 01, 2017   Thom Rainer

Aging with joy

It’s not necessarily easy to age gracefully and with a smile on your face.
December 31, 2016   Bob Russell

Why we should pray for Christians post-persecution

Those who have survived persecution often need just as much prayer as those currently enduring persecution.
December 31, 2016   Anthony Marr

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.
December 30, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Looking for volunteers?

Are you ever the one tasked with finding volunteers for your church or nonprofit? It’s not easy is it?! It can be a painfully slow process.
December 29, 2016   Kent Evans

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