The 10 Commandments for church parking lots

Neglecting practical ministry is to unwise and perhaps sinful.
April 07, 2016   Thom Rainer

I want a super-sized ministry

Success in the kingdom of God looks different from our American culture.
April 01, 2016  

What drives your motivation?

Pastoral ministry is a boiling cauldron of relentless deadlines, impossible demands, unreasonable expectations, and inadequate resources.
March 25, 2016   Bud Brown

Why do you preach? 4 relational perspectives

If you’ve attended worship at any variety of denominational congregations, it’s readily apparent that the sermon is a major facet of the gathering.
March 22, 2016   Allen Hamlin

3 kinds of church staff members ...and how to best utilize each

Do you divide people into these three different categories?
March 21, 2016   Mark Lenz

The bigger is better syndrome

If you lead a small church, you probably want your church to grow. But consider this: Exactly why do you want that?
March 17, 2016   Tony Llewellyn

Freedom from religion

Religion…I am referring to any system of belief that compels people to please a deity with rules, rituals, systems, and moral behavior.
March 17, 2016   Dave Blundell

154 key ways to tell if you are too busy

Being busy is a self-imposed condition. Very often we choose to be busy rather than something else.
March 17, 2016   Paul Greasley

Pastors, don’t say these 7 things about money to your church

When pastors talk about money, they have a list of things they commonly say.
March 16, 2016   Margaret Marcuson

The Great Commandment as a motive for evangelism

I personally believe that the greatest implication of the gospel on one’s life should be a focus on the Great Commandment.
March 15, 2016   Kris Eldridge

3 observations of church revitalization

It is obvious that American Christianity is hemorrhaging. Revitalization is essential.
March 15, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

7 more ways to raise a pastor’s performance potential

A turnaround situation demands extra energy to meet current needs and to also cultivate new members and assimilate them.
March 15, 2016   Jim Farrer

The incarnational leader

Jesus is the one who mediates God’s presence to God’s people. This is important in how each of us leads.
March 11, 2016   Steve Lawson

4 ways to be stupid with your smartphone

I finally bought a smart phone. Now I have to learn how to use it. More importantly, I have to learn how not to use it.
March 08, 2016   Brian Thorstad

5 things to ruthlessly eliminate from your services

A key strategy in creating an amazing worship service is not what’s added, but what’s eliminated.
March 05, 2016   Mark Lenz

Is your church considering the quality of its followership?

Certainly, when we look at Christ and hear His invitation to “Follow Me,” we know that He had something completely different in mind.
March 03, 2016   Allen Hamlin

4 elephants that can hurt your church

Exposing an elephant in the room could go a long way to resolving an issue.
March 01, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Raising the pastor’s performance potential

Many pastors work long hours and face the juggling of many tasks.
March 01, 2016   Jim Farrer

3 unmet needs that could guide your ministry

Here is the way needs of spiritual seekers are best understood.
February 29, 2016   Bob Whitesel

More reasons to let your pastor lead

Here are two more reasons to let your pastor be the one who makes big, important proposals for big, important changes.
February 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad

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Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10 (NIV)
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