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What Sparks Evangelical Generosity? Discipleship

Generosity is a mark of the Christian life, but most Christians are missing the mark. Research shows only 13% of evangelicals tithe. Read More The post What Sparks Evangelical Generosity? … more

8 Ways to Persevere in Ministry

How do pastors maintain a sense of stability in ministry amid all the pressures they regularly face? Here are eight life principles to help. Read More The post 8 Ways to Persevere in … more

What Churches Must Do to Reach Gen Z

Gen Z says they turn to trusted relationships for help in uncertainty, but few say they have those in their faith communities. Read More The post What Churches Must Do to Reach Gen Z … more

U.S. Pastors Identify Their Greatest Needs

Pastors face unique difficulties inherent in their career, but what are their greatest needs? Pastors themselves say they’re most concerned about seeing their churchgoers grow spiritually and … more

3 Practical Steps for Reaching the Mission Field in Your Neighborhood

Most Christians in the United States can serve in a mission field by taking a few steps out of their home and talking to their neighbors. Read More The post 3 Practical Steps for Reaching … more

4 Changes I’d Make If I Could Start Ministry Over

At the height of his professional ministry career, one church leader told hundreds of young church planters the radical changes he would go back and make. Read More The post 4 Changes … more

12 Ways to Help a Pastor Stay in Ministry

It is easy to think of pastors leaving the pastorate as inevitable, but pastors and churches can improve the odds of a pastor staying. Read More The post 12 Ways to Help a Pastor Stay in … more

22 Vital Stats for Ministry in 2022

The start of the new year can feel exciting, but it can also seem overwhelming. Recent years have revealed how difficult it can be to prepare for the unknowns coming in the next … more

5 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor to Start the New Year

Many years ago, someone asked Charles Spurgeon why he was so successful. His response? “Because my people pray for me.” In an issue of Our Daily Bread, there’s a story about … more

New Year’s Resolutions Focus on Health, God and Money

After a season in which avoiding sickness was on most everyone’s mind, many Americans say their New Year’s resolutions address their health. Read More The post New Year’s Resolutions … more

A Reason for the Weary World to Rejoice this Christmas

Perhaps you find yourself feeling depleted this Christmas, yet there's still the thrill of hope born on that holy night over 2,000 years ago. Read More The post A Reason for the Weary … more

Churchgoers Working on Sunday Could Spark Outreach Opportunities for Churches

The Church of Eleven22 didn’t plan on having a worship service on a different day, but they were meeting in another church’s building at the time and outgrew all of their Sunday morning … more

Firefighters Warn: Never Leave Water Bottles Sitting in a Hot Car

With summer rapidly approaching, firefighters are warning people to never leave clear plastic water bottles in a hot car. It seems like the opposite thing you would hear as temperatures heat … more


We live in a day where we can pull a small rectangle from our pocket and have near-limitless access to near-countless mediums for information instantly. With the tap of a … 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
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