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6 Ways to NOT Lead a Small Group

A lot of dynamics come into play when facilitating a small group. Here are six ways you should NOT lead a small group. Read More The post 6 Ways to NOT Lead a Small Group appeared first on … more

American Evangelicals Want Balanced Approach to Immigration

Most evangelicals in the United States say they want an immigration solution that both secures the border and values those already in the country. Read More The post American Evangelicals … more

Video: Learning to Trust in God’s Sovereignty

Pastor Paul Cooper discusses the breaking point of placing your trust in God's sovereignty when things are out of your control. Read More The post Video: Learning to Trust in God’s … more

What Kind of Church Hospitality Are People Looking For?

What kind of hospitality are guests looking for when they walk through your church doors on Sunday? Here are four things to keep in mind.… more

5 Truths the Church Needs to Realize About Suicide

As stewards of the greatest message of hope, the church is uniquely positioned to minister to those grappling with thoughts of suicide. Read More The post 5 Truths the Church Needs to … more

Sermon Review: What It Is, Why You Need It and How to Do It

A sermon review allows pastors to receive affirmation on what’s working, tweak what’s broken, and make the experience more engaging.… more

Learning to Rest: The Value of Nothing

Learning to rest takes time, but the practice of nothing is for even the busiest pastor. Is it time for you to schedule unscheduled time? Read More The post Learning to Rest: The Value of … more

3 Myths About the Small Church Pastor

The vast majority of churches are small in attendance. But there seem to be a few myths about the small church pastor. … more

Americans’ Theological Beliefs Changed to Suit Post-Pandemic Practice

With most theological beliefs remaining stable, shifting beliefs point to where changing culture may be impacting religious perspectives. Read More The post Americans’ Theological … more

Video: Barriers to Friendship With Other Pastors

Pastor Issa Safadi discusses the Greatest Needs of Pastors study and breaking down barriers to friendship with other pastors. Read More The post Video: Barriers to Friendship With Other … more

Discipling Children to Have a Heart for Missions

You can make missions discipleship part of your church’s DNA and help families with children understand their role in sharing the gospel. Read More The post Discipling Children to Have a … more

Why We Must Lead With Conviction

Conviction isn’t just the assurance that you’re right but that being right matters. Your church needs you to lead with that conviction. Read More The post Why We Must Lead With … more

When Our Idols Fail Us

We don't have to look far to see the world is broken. But we often look for answers in the wrong places only to find our idols fail us. Read More The post When Our Idols Fail Us appeared … more

9 Ideas to Disciple Those with Special Needs in the Church

How can church leaders make disciples of everyone—including those with special needs? Here are nine things to consider. Read More The post 9 Ideas to Disciple Those with Special Needs in … more

Embrace Limitations: How to Not Lose Your Mind or Ministry

May you rest in what you can offer your church and embrace the limitations that allow others to aid in your neediness. Read More The post Embrace Limitations: How to Not Lose Your Mind or … more

One Group Still Opposes Same-Sex Marriage—Weekly Churchgoers

Seven in 10 Americans (71%) say same-sex marriage should be legally recognized, only 40% of weekly churchgoers agree, according to Gallup. Read More The post One Group Still Opposes … more

3 Reasons Your Evangelism Efforts Have Stalled

Have your evangelism efforts stalled? Don’t let these three obstacles stand in your way. The fields are indeed ready for harvest. Read More The post 3 Reasons Your Evangelism Efforts … more

Family Discipleship Is More Than Family Devotions

What can we do to engage our kids in spiritually meaningful and vibrant ways? Here are five family discipleship rhythms to help.  As a pastor, the son of a pastor, and the parent of two … more

Americans Believe Suicide Is Epidemic, Not Pathway to Hell

Most Americans believe suicide is an epidemic as slightly more since 2014 say they have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. Read More The post Americans Believe Suicide Is … more

Video: Tips for Work-Life Balance in Ministry

Pastor Josh Goepfrich discusses the Greatest Needs of Pastors study and navigating work-life balance in ministry. Read More The post Video: Tips for Work-Life Balance in Ministry … more
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