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8 Traits of the Most Evangelistic Christians

What leads to more evangelistic Christians? Several factors can increase the likelihood believers will share their faith with others. Read More The post 8 Traits of the Most Evangelistic … more

How Churches Can Walk With the Sexual Abuse Survivor

As we walk alongside the sexual abuse survivor, the greatest truth we can patiently and faithfully impart is a robust theology of justice and hope that are only in our Heavenly Father. Read … more

3 Practical Steps to Solve the Student Ministry Volunteer Shortage

The student ministry volunteer shortage magnifies other issues in the church. If this continues, we can expect several undesirable outcomes. Read More The post 3 Practical Steps to Solve … more

Patriotic Displays Common in July 4th Church Services

Regardless of their opinions on patriotic elements, few pastors have a worship service as usual the week of the 4th of July. Read More The post Patriotic Displays Common in July 4th Church … more

Video: Apathy Isn’t Just a Church Problem

Chad Keck discusses the Greatest Needs of Pastors study and how apathy in the culture at large is impacting the church. Read More The post Video: Apathy Isn’t Just a Church Problem … more

4 Ways Pastors Can Reclaim Their Time

Pastors may not be able to address everything that’s stealing their time, but there are a few ways to intentionally address the problem. … more

Pastoral Priorities: Returning to the One Thing

As you lead your congregation to maintain an unwavering focus on Jesus and His gospel mission, here are four pastoral priorities to remember. Read More The post Pastoral Priorities: … more

Pastors Have Clarity on Same-Sex Marriage, Not the Role of LGBTQ+ People in Churches

Although most pastors haven’t been asked to marry a same-sex couple, many have guidelines on where LGBTQ+ people can serve in their churches. Read More The post Pastors Have Clarity on … more

Video: Learning the Skills You Need to Pastor

Pastor Bobby Pell discusses the Greatest Needs of Pastors study and skills pastors have to work on to develop. Read More The post Video: Learning the Skills You Need to Pastor appeared … more

Why Pastors Need Hobbies

Pastors may feel hobbies are a waste of time. Yet, studies demonstrate mental and physical health benefits of having a hobby. ... more

How Pastors Can Make Their Church Safe for Sexual Abuse Survivors

We want churches to be places of fruitful ministry for pastors and safety for sexual abuse survivors. May we protect them better than we have. Read More The post How Pastors Can Make Their … more

Gen Z Mental Health Crisis: How Pastors Can Make a Difference

Anyone who works with Gen Z is facing a generation in mental health crisis at levels they’ve never seen before. Read More The post Gen Z Mental Health Crisis: How Pastors Can Make a … more

The Power of a Father’s Faith

The Bible talks a lot about generational faith. But a father's faith doesn't automatically become his child's faith. Read More The post The Power of a Father’s Faith appeared first on … more

Do Pastors Care Too Much?

Here's how pastors can find the balance of caring for others while casting their cares on the Lord instead of carrying the weight themselves. Read More The post Do Pastors Care Too Much? … more

Why Is Praying so Hard for Pastors?

Prayer is part of the spiritual battle in which pastors are involved. As they seek to pray, three things often keep them away. Read More The post Why Is Praying so Hard for Pastors? … more

Video: Leading Change in the Church

Pastor Michael Nave discusses the Greatest Needs of Pastors study and basic principles of leading change in the church. Read More The post Video: Leading Change in the Church appeared … more

How to Win Back the New Church Dropout

In addition to praying for God to move in their hearts, there are several practical steps that churches can take to win back COVID dropouts. … more

Who Is the New Church Dropout?

Thinking about the similarities between church dropouts during college and COVID, may offer church leaders more realistic expectations and ways to think about reaching those who still haven’t … more

5 Ways to Knit Single Adults into the Church Community

Encourage the single adults in the church to make the most of this season in their lives by devoting themselves to the types of service for which they are uniquely gifted. Read More The … more

6 Last-Minute Tips for VBS

Vacation Bible School season is upon us. Here are six VBS tips for turning the last-minute madness into mad fun! Read More The post 6 Last-Minute Tips for VBS appeared first on Lifeway … more
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