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Kissing Scars

Kissing Scars

How our visible wounds point to the Great Healer.

A More Beautiful Bible

A More Beautiful BibleSubscriber Access Only

And other items of interest from ministry and culture.

The Sanctified Brain

The Sanctified Brain

Growing in Christ … above the neck.

The Block Party Church

The Block Party Church

Looking for how God is already at work opened new ministry opportunities in our neighborhood.

A Metric that Matters

A Metric that Matters

Why we've stopped counting members and started tracking "active attenders."
Does Membership Matter?

Does Membership Matter?

Encouraging a deeper commitment
Beyond a Club

Beyond a ClubSubscriber Access Only

We needed a model of church membership that truly shaped the way we lived.

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The Sanctified Brain

The Sanctified Brain

Growing in Christ … above the neck. |
The Block Party Church

The Block Party Church

Looking for how God is already at work opened new ministry opportunities in our neighborhood. |
Kissing Scars

Kissing Scars

How our visible wounds point to the Great Healer. |
Growing Grace for Mental Illness

Growing Grace for Mental IllnessSubscriber Access Only

One pastor's story mirrors a burgeoning response in the church. |

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The Intersection of Ministry & Culture

Enter our "Addicted to Busy" Giveaway!

We're giving books away. One of them should be yours.

Finding Rest in a Busy World

An interview with Brady Boyd.

The Extraordinary Ordinary

The Bible’s examples of the faithful are more everyday than we think.

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When Your Wife Resents Your Call

When Your Wife Resents Your CallSubscriber Access Only

A disconnect at home has a variety of causes. |
Is Jesus Welcome in Justice Efforts?

Is Jesus Welcome in Justice Efforts?Subscriber Access Only

How to speak his name in a "serve but don't proselytize" world. |
Cookie Cutter Community

Cookie Cutter Community

Distressed by consumer Christianity, this church razed the ministries enjoyed by so many for so Iong—and started over. |
Leading a Church in Prayer ...

Leading a Church in Prayer ...Subscriber Access Only

... deserves thoughtful preparation. |

Conversations

Convening Top Ministry Thinkers
What Do You Expect?

What Do You Expect?Subscriber Access Only

If you set the bar low for church membership, don't be surprised when people fail to commit.
Signs of Life

Signs of LifeSubscriber Access Only

When Joel and Rachel Triska moved into the depressed neighborhood of Deep Ellum, they asked residents what they needed—then designed a community to meet those needs.
Dancing in the Rain

Dancing in the Rain

Erwin McManus on how being "naked and unashamed" led to new faith, new life, and new believers.
Farewell Franchise Ministry

Farewell Franchise Ministry

Why is megachurch pastor John Mark Comer ditching conventional church-growth wisdom? Two words: mission and millennials.
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