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The Dirty Secrets of Church Planting (Part 1)

The Dirty Secrets of Church Planting (Part 1)

Five hard truths they didn’t tell you in seminary.

The Gift of Leadership

Grounded Wisdom. Balanced Perspectives. Inspired Ministry Stories.

Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of Community

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.

Three Christian Responses to Religious Violence

Three Christian Responses to Religious Violence

In a world of bloodshed “for God,” three peaceful ways forward.

Our Big Step into Community

Our Big Step into Community

Giving up autonomy and anonymity for life, messy and stinky life, together. Gulp!
Re-Placing the Church

Re-Placing the ChurchSubscriber Access Only

How a Vancouver congregation is feeling the patient power of parish.
Angry Outburst or Divine Moment?

Angry Outburst or Divine Moment?

Those awkward moments may be a hint that God is at work.

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The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

What can we learn from the collapse of Mark Driscoll's church? |
Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Openness is hard, but vital for community. |
Doing Community Behind Bars

Doing Community Behind BarsSubscriber Access Only

Prison ministry demands really practical theology. |
Our Altar Call Follow-up

Our Altar Call Follow-upSubscriber Access Only

I'm often surprised at what people assume. |

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Ben Patterson on Prayer

Ben Patterson on PrayerSubscriber Access Only

God loves the little things, the secret things his servants do. |
The Soul of Steve Jobs

The Soul of Steve Jobs

What would it have taken to reach the Apple founder's core? |
God, Money, and the Pastor

God, Money, and the PastorSubscriber Access Only

Conversations

Convening Top Ministry Thinkers
Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of Community

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
Getting to 'Aha'

Getting to 'Aha'Subscriber Access Only

Kyle Idleman discusses three phases of transformation.
When Smaller Is Better

When Smaller Is BetterSubscriber Access Only

Effective small church ministry starts with a clearer view of success.
Changing the Scorecard

Changing the ScorecardSubscriber Access Only

Affirming everyone's vocation begins by changing the way we define ministry success.
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