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The Enneagram: A Tool the Church Must Only Use Wisely

There are powerful lessons to be gleaned from the Enneagram. But are we placing too much stake in this tool? Read More » The post The Enneagram: A Tool the Church Must Only Use Wisely … more

Is the American Church Focused on the Right Type of Freedom?

Loving others is easy when it takes a moment—like feeding the needy or donating to charity. But are we willing to be inconvenienced?  Read More » The post Is the American Church Focused on … more

3 Reminders That You’re Not in Control of Your Ministry

As we preach the Word every week, work in counseling, and labor in discipleship, we need to shed any misconceptions that we're in charge. Read More » The post 3 Reminders That You’re Not … more

Stop Ignoring Toxic Leadership in the Church

You and everyone you influence benefits when you wake up to the importance of shrinking your integrity gap.  Read More » The post Stop Ignoring Toxic Leadership in the Church appeared first … more

People Don’t Want a Friendly Church

Our churches must be filled with people who are building deep friendships with each other and their unbelieving neighbors and coworkers. … more

5 Traits Every Church Must Have to Maintain Unity

The unity of the church is vital for our endurance. We’re not meant to live the Christian life in isolation. And it’s vital for our witness. Read More » The post 5 Traits Every Church … more

What the Pandemic Taught Me About My Preaching Preferences

We’re now preaching in new forums and venues that for some feels uncomfortable. But new normals can usher in strengthened spiritual maturity.   Read More » The post What the Pandemic … more

3 Areas in Which All Church Leaders Must Now Be Revitalizers

The unwelcome crisis of the pandemic has placed all pastors and leaders in the position of bringing health back to their churches.  Read More » The post 3 Areas in Which All Church Leaders … more

5 Tips for Overcoming Ministry Hurdles in Times of Crisis

In our cultural moment wrought with crises, what does it look like to lead well in peculiar and difficult circumstances? Read More » The post 5 Tips for Overcoming Ministry Hurdles in Times … more

4 Ways Social Media Can Be Leveraged for Discipleship

People can get in trouble online, and social media often makes it all worse. But social media can be a blessing instead of a burden. … more

3 Ways to Reach Non-Religious People in Your Community

Reaching non-religious people will require major shifts in our mindset. Pray God will give us a burden for both church drop-outs and drop-ins.  … more

3 Priorities for the Church During This Election Season

Christians are divided. This is reflected in the way people are talking to each other and about each other. Here's how to lead toward unity.  … more

Your Church Is Not a Stepping Stone

Are you blooming where you're planted or do you see your church as a means to an end—a stepping stone to move up the ecclesiastical ladder? Read More » The post Your Church Is Not a … more

5 Ways the Church Can Relieve COVID-Related Family Stress

The reality of added tension in the home provides an opportunity for churches to meet the needs of their congregation and community.  … more

7 Strategies to Keep Politics From Ruining Your Small Group

By Ken Braddy It has been said that the only two things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes. In my experience, there’s a third: It’s guaranteed you’ll blow up your Bible study … more

Does Your Church’s Discipleship Efforts Have the Right Motivation?

If we talk about the what—programs, curriculum, and methods—before we talk about the why—God Himself—our efforts will be a waste of time. Read More » The post Does Your Church’s … more

The Answer for Loneliness in Ministry

All of us will face our share of storms. No one gets through life scot-free. Those of us in ministry are well aware of these realities. Read More » The post The Answer for Loneliness in … more

3 Ways Cancel Culture Can Strengthen the Church

The church shouldn't fear the current cancel culture. Developed cultures and powerful leaders have tried, but the gospel cannot be canceled. Read More » The post 3 Ways Cancel Culture Can … more

8 Theological Terms Everyone in Your Church Should Know

The beauty of theology is this: The deeper our knowledge of God and the things of God, the deeper our worship and surrender runs. Read More » The post 8 Theological Terms Everyone in Your … more

3 Considerations for Evaluating Your Ministry Calling

Surrender to God’s plan, even if that means doing something different. Yet, if the call to pastoral ministry is still clear, then press on. Read More » The post 3 Considerations for … more
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