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10 Goals for Your Groups Ministry in 2021

These goals can help you take on 2021 as you fight for the spiritual health of our members and encourage regathering for regular Bible study. Read More » The post 10 Goals for Your Groups … more

The Crippling Disease of Ministry Comparison

Great movements that change things are not borne on the back of awesome; they are borne on the back of ordinary.  … more

3 Ideas to Involve Church Members in Congregational Care

We're in a season when connectedness is a necessary thing to continue the mission of your church. Your congregation can play a vital role. Read More » The post 3 Ideas to Involve Church … more

Why Pastors Should Lead the Way in Praying for the New President

In times of upheaval and uncertainty, don't miss this opportunity to demonstrate confidence in the greater kingdom to which we belong. … more

Pastors Less Likely to Preach on Race Now

Pastors seem more reluctant to address issues of race in their congregations today than four years ago, according to Lifeway Research. Read More » The post Pastors Less Likely to Preach on … more

4 Principles for Recalibrating Your Ministry Vision

The guilt of our past and regret of ministry failures can obscure our vision. Tragedies and sorrows also take our focus off the cross. … more

5 Steps to Lead During Chaotic Times

Our dire cultural moment calls for churches to deepen discipleship and make our congregations stronger to withstand deception. … more

5 Ways to Pray in the Midst of a National Crisis

Some evangelical leaders shared prayers for their churches, their communities, and our nation in light of the violent acts at the Capitol.  … more

When You’re Disappointed With Your Ministry Assignment

When we compare ourselves with everyone else on the front lines of ministry, we devalue in the assignment God has given to us. Read More » The post When You’re Disappointed With Your … more

3 Strategies to Keep People Coming Back to Your Small Group

We can’t control the forces at work in people’s lives. But we can control some things that keep them from coming back to your small group. Read More » The post 3 Strategies to Keep … more


Imagine an apple sitting on your counter. You go to the garage and get a vise and then put the apple inside it. Then you start turning the handle, and the vise starts tightening. … more


One thing journalists and ministers have in common is that we’re called not to make the story about us, which makes what I’m writing difficult. I have the privilege of wearing both … more

ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting

How much time do you spend looking at your phone? If you're like the average American, it adds up to about 49 days out of the year. ABC News' Diane Sawyer spent six months traveling the country … more
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