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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

Simple ways to care for your neighbors this Easter

As you pray and think about how to show God’s love in practical ways this Easter, you’ll find that God often gives you creative ways to communicate with people about how they can follow Jesus.
April 12, 2017   Kris Eldridge

Stop looking for suspects; look for prospects

Who are those in your potential congregation? Where do you find them?
April 09, 2017   Charles Arn

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

Book review: The Externally Focused Quest

The challenge of turning an inwardly focused church into a vibrant, externally focused mission to its community is formidable.
March 05, 2017   Brian Thorstad

3 reasons people attend your church for the first time

Here's a rule of thumb for leadership conversions: people come to church when something is missing, broken or new.
March 03, 2017   Will Mancini

5 reasons you should use goal setting for evangelism

Setting goals in the church may feel awkward, but what if it propels your team toward something greater?
February 25, 2017   Thom Rainer

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.

The most important question to ask when planning a church event

Are you asking the right questions to plan effective and strategic church events?
February 09, 2017   Gerry Lewis

Women ‘central’ to spread of Christianity in Iran

Women play a central role in the underground churches of Iran despite the risk of rejection by their families and imprisonment by police.
February 07, 2017   Anthony Marr

The $10 challenge

How can you take something small and “be faithful with a little” to make Jesus famous?
February 04, 2017   Kris Eldridge

4 ways for pastors to navigate the church through the new America

Protests, riots, bitter hatred, and the intolerance of tolerance—get used to it—it’s the new America.
January 30, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

Over 1,200 Iranians at one Christmas service

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

5 ways to stop the decline in your church

Is there any hope for a declining church? Here are some suggestions for change.
December 26, 2016   Thom Rainer
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