How to create a welcoming church environment

Discover these ways to foster a non-judgmental church climate.

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How to create intentional opportunities for friendships

Discover how friendship is a key to creating community in your church.
April 20, 2017   Charles Arn

The story of a trained Iranian church planter

Behrouz was trained through Elam Ministries’ three-month leadership and church planting course, in a country near Iran, during 2016.
April 18, 2017   Anthony Marr

Are you present with your community?

What would it look like to shift from a virtual focus to a face-to-face model in both your life and ministry?
April 10, 2017   Allen Hamlin

Why I don't have a problem with segregated worship services, if reconciliation takes place at 11:30

It has been said that “10:30 on Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week.” I don’t have a problem with that if 11:30 is the most integrated time.
April 10, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Become a process-oriented problem solver

When it comes to teaching, sharing isolated truth can be confusing—even injurious—to the body of Christ.
March 24, 2017   Rob Streetman

Reaching those in need

We can never truly fulfill the Great Commission if we don’t allow ourselves to get close to people that hurt.
March 22, 2017   Fred Noble

4 foundational scriptures for doing life together

It is vital for Christ-followers to do life together.
March 15, 2017   Mark Lenz

Treating your guest speaker with ministry excellence

How do you approach the details of hosting a guest speaker at your church? Consider these tips.
February 16, 2017   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

5 essentials for the African American church leadership

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.

7 essentials for shepherding your people to grow spiritually

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

The unrecognized beauty of suffering

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

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

Do the math this Christmas

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

5 creative ways to be a welcoming church

Do people feel welcomed at your church?
December 21, 2016   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.
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