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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.

Words Incarnate

Words Incarnate

Finding Jesus in our unique corner of the world.
The Gift of Volunteers

The Gift of Volunteers

Operation Christmas Child’s Randy Riddle on growing and cultivating your volunteers.
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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The Intersection of Ministry & Culture

From Farm to Pulpit

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PARSE: The Top 14 of ‘14

Our year’s stand-out content.

Having Church with Buffalo Wings

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4 Conversation Skills that Transform

4 Conversation Skills that TransformSubscriber Access Only

How to practice "pastoral presence" and guide deep change. |
The Justice Generation

The Justice Generation

Young people are drawn to injustices, and this is an opportunity for life-shaping discipleship. |
An Efficient Gospel?

An Efficient Gospel?

The modern world was inclined toward reduction, efficiency, and things you can count. |

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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