The African American pastor has a unique role that must be maintained and continue to develop during this period of uncertainty and frustration in our nation. February 12, 2017 Parnell Lovelace, Jr.
Whether you serve as a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, or any other shepherding role, you are in the most strategic position in the church to effect real, lasting life change and spiritual growth. February 01, 2017 Mike Mack
None of us are strangers to suffering. Yet, how does it produce beauty? January 08, 2017 Matthew Fretwell
Those who have survived persecution often need just as much prayer as those currently enduring persecution. December 31, 2016 Anthony Marr
In algebra, you may remember those little angles that were used to represent one number being “greater than,” and one representing “lesser than.” They helped me understand what Christmas was all about. December 22, 2016 Phillip Foster
Do people feel welcomed at your church? December 21, 2016 Parnell Lovelace, Jr.
People are watching you. Church leaders can only show what they know. December 20, 2016 Matthew Fretwell
While emerging adults will be home for Christmas, don’t expect them to come pounding on your door to talk. So how does the local church make the most of the Holiday Season to reach college students? December 15, 2016 Dr. Boyd
Can we improve on servant-leadership? What about a shepherd-leader? December 10, 2016 John B. MacDonald
Rather than debate the reasons why some say that there should not be services, I would like to give three reasons why there should be worship services on Christmas Sunday. December 04, 2016 Parnell Lovelace, Jr.
The holidays are coming. What is your small group’s plan? Now is the time to start planning! December 01, 2016 Mike Mack
Churches often mistake going, baptizing, and teaching (the hows) for the goal of making active, ongoing learners. So, with this in mind, let’s look at the hows of making active, ongoing learners. November 28, 2016 Bob Whitesel
I have not heard “these are turbulent times” for quite some time now; perhaps because that description no longer does justice to our times. Chaos abounds! It has become normative. November 15, 2016 Rob Streetman
If your church wants to welcome poor or working class families, you may want to consider providing meals with your classes and activities. November 10, 2016 Elizabeth Drury