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The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 19)
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The Gospel Life podcast is produced by Laurie Nichols. Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, is Executive
A Brief History of Recent Movements
7 constants representing 2 commitments
getting saved and assimilated into the church? How many of the poor are you caring for? How many new leaders have you developed? Is the quality of ministry and body life and love
Theology for Life, Episode 26
The Grand Story of God and Our Place in It
Lynn concludes with a reminder that the Church is the Body of Christ. He is the head, but the body plays a critical role in the life of faith as well. What is Theology for Life? Read more.
Our July/Aug Issue: The Upside of Disruption
How unwelcome change can lead to a fuller life.
have the church. What better place to deposit our fears than among those whose identities are rooted in disruption and rebirth? We need not understand exactly what “life to the full
The BGC Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 18)
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
The Gospel Life podcast is produced by Laurie Nichols. Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, is Executive
Five Leadership Axioms That Shape Your Ministry
Healthy leaders make for healthy organizations.
most leaders who do not embrace a curious spirit and intentional posture toward life-long learning all seen the negative impact the demise of a leader has on the church community and
Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly
In some parts of the world, a life of witness requires great courage.
people are looking for a welcoming, including environment that makes them feel like church members want Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake
What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions
The physical presence of a church and its spiritual impact are not the same thing.
It is the land of Norman Rockwell and Mayberry RFD's simple life underpinned by Christian a higher percentage of people believe in the Bible and are affiliated with a church than the
10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity
Moving from addition to reproduction.
Movements will look like, and be owned by, ordinary people in ordinary life that are compelled In our case, the clergification of the Church has marginalized those God has called—all
Saving Your Ministry Before You Lose It
A wise leader does not wait for God to send a messenger to uncover his or her sin.
Ken (not his real name) was a faithful friend and pastor of a local church in our community If you don't have a person in your life who will do this, pray for one and do the work of nurturing
Relying on the Body
Paul tells the church in Thessalonica, a city rife with pagan idolatry, to “warn those who are idle and But we were not meant to live the life of faith alone; we were meant to practice our
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
describes North Point's evangelism strategy as “invest and invite”: “You invest in a life of an approach appeals most to people who don't mind attending a traditional church service—at
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
culture. … I heard their hurt, sorrow, and stoicism about life within the church.”. These women often feel marginalized both as disciples and disciplers.
Seven Evangelism Environments Artists Create
How the church can leverage the arts for evangelism.
church leadership) can innovatively and productively point out what needs to be faced, fixed, and changed, including the fact we each need God's help and healing in order to live life
Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together
A good church-field partnership takes work and lots of communication.
print. I've spent several decades studying missiology and the life and practice of Christians as they reach our world for Jesus. We are all familiar with the mission of the Church—that is
Why Churches Should Give Gifted Women a ChanceSubscriber Access Only
God's people can't unite against the Enemy when half of them are on the sidelines.
Theological Seminary (and longtime cohost of the radio program Discover the Word) calls on church leaders to is a continuation of work I've been involved in for much of my adult life.
Gleanings: July/August 2017Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
Gleanings: July/August 2017. Gleanings: July/August 2017. Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue). Trump's pro-life moves.
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
In the last decade or so, some of this conflict in the church has been softened as conservative Their work offers life-giving grace for those of us who grew up with an incredibly binary
Why Each Day Matters: What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life & Gospel Opportunities
How are we using our days to point people to Jesus?
Why Each Day Matters: What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life & Gospel Opportunities. We seek to humbly walk through life with the gospel outstretched.
Planting 1,000 Churches in Your Lifetime
Churches need to be planted and then quickly need to plant other churches.
As long as your goal is to plant a single, solitary elephant church like Saddleback, you'll never get to the calf, it will take 15 years before he or she begins his or her own reproductive life.
Top Story June 26, 2017
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
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