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Stop Making Jesus Seem Boring

In the church we are more concerned with apostasy than we are with apathy, but both are deadly to a vibrant walk with Christ. Read More » The post Stop Making Jesus Seem Boring appeared … more

4 Ways to Keep Your Small Groups on Track During COVID

Just as many of us are getting back into a rhythm with our groups, COVID spikes again all over the nation. Here's how to keep groups intact. Read More » The post 4 Ways to Keep Your Small … more

What Christians Misunderstand About Discernment

It’s necessary in order for us to see and behold what is beautiful about Christ and to avoid the death traps of bad doctrine. Read More » The post What Christians Misunderstand About … more

5 Changes Every Church Must Make Right Now

Church leaders need wisdom more than ever. Instinct seems to have gone out the window when the pandemic hit.  Read More » The post 5 Changes Every Church Must Make Right Now appeared first … more

The Discipleship Tool the Next Generation Needs to Thrive

Kids and students may lack life experience and the wisdom that years bring, but they want and need to be challenged in their faith. Read More » The post The Discipleship Tool the Next … more

What are Americans Most Thankful for in 2020?

Even though the pandemic may change Thanksgiving celebrations this year, Americans still express thankfulness for their family and friends, according to LifeWay Research. Read More » The … more

The Forgotten Element of Many Online Sermons

If you're streaming your sermons, this is literally a chance to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth. Do viewers have a way to respond? Read More » The post The Forgotten Element of … more

4 Strategies for Winning Over Those Hostile Toward the Gospel—and Your Church

Some are indifferent and others are opposed to the gospel and your church. But we must be intentional to help people see the beauty of both. Read More » The post 4 Strategies for Winning … more

How Pain and Loss Lead to Deeper Ministry

For every area of loss experienced, there's an opportunity to minister to someone enduring what God has already brought us through. Read More » The post How Pain and Loss Lead to Deeper … more

3 Reasons We Must Preach on the Image of God

In our day, special attention must be given to the imago Dei. When we understand who we are and who our neighbors are, it changes everything.  … more

16 Bible Verses People Searched for on Election Day

While many Americans were going to the polls to vote in the 2020 election, some were also turning to Scripture. … more

8 Red Flags of a Leadership Integrity Gap

As leaders, we must exercise courage; we must use speak up to protect the sheep from our own and others’ integrity gaps.  Read More » The post 8 Red Flags of a Leadership Integrity Gap … more

Half of Pastors Say Economy Is Hurting Their Church

According to LifeWay Research, almost half of U.S. Protestant pastors (48%) say the current economy is negatively impacting their church. Read More » The post Half of Pastors Say Economy Is … more

8 Tips for Unforgettable Bible Teaching

The teaching is “the meat.” If the food isn’t tasty, people won’t return. Create a culture that helps people connect with the Scriptures.  … more

Do You Feel Overshadowed in Ministry?

Most of us are called by God to live in our moment as He did Esther, but our calling might be to the small moments and not the grand gestures. Read More » The post Do You Feel Overshadowed … more

7 Steps to Get COVID-Concerned Churchgoers Back

There’s no foolproof method to bring everyone back—especially while the pandemic poses a life-threatening danger—but there are some steps church can take that may encourage wary members to … more

4 Ideas for Holiday Outreach During a Pandemic

The pandemic has forced many churches to cancel or modify seasonal outreach events. Here are creative ways to reach out—with minimal contact. … more

3 Practices for Election Day Winners and Losers

No election result holds the gospel hostage, steals our peace, upends our calling in Christ, or changes our kingdom citizenship. Read More » The post 3 Practices for Election Day Winners and … more

3 Things Americans Want From Pastors This Election (And One Thing They Don’t)

In anticipation of a potentially volatile election day, many Americans are looking to hear from religious leaders. … more

3 Ways to Create Excitement for Evangelism in Your Church

The voiced enthusiasm of the pastor is necessary to get a church to take action toward an initiative—especially when it comes to evangelism. Read More » The post 3 Ways to Create … more
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