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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.

Re-Placing the Church

Re-Placing the ChurchSubscriber Access Only

How a Vancouver congregation is feeling the patient power of parish.
Our Big Step into Community

Our Big Step into Community

Giving up autonomy and anonymity for life, messy and stinky life, together. Gulp!
Downplaying Sunday

Downplaying Sunday

Church services can still be attractive when we stop being attractional.

Web Exclusives

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

An Interview with Jake Hanson

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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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Classics


Discipline the Backbone of the Church

Discipline the Backbone of the ChurchSubscriber Access Only

A spineless body has trouble standing up for anything. |
The Perfect Prodigal

The Perfect ProdigalSubscriber Access Only

A pator faced with debilitating personal problems takes the first step on the road to renewed life and ministry. |
The Ministry of Small Talk

The Ministry of Small Talk

What we talk about while we're preparing the way for Jesus to join the conversation. |
Praise That's Premature?

Praise That's Premature?Subscriber Access Only

Do we praise too soon? |

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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