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The Extraordinary Ordinary

The Extraordinary Ordinary

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

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.

Beyond a Club

Beyond a ClubSubscriber Access Only

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

Web Exclusives

Why I Gave Back My Assurance of Salvation

Why I Gave Back My Assurance of Salvation

The hope of the world is in a person, not a formula. |
The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

What the story of a rowing team can teach us about effective ministry. |
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. |

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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.

Classics


Quiz: What's Your Ministry Age?

Quiz: What's Your Ministry Age?

Your assumptions about leadership reflect the values of a particular generation. |
Dei Laborers

Dei Laborers

Rick McKinley and the Imago Dei Community are taking the whole gospel to the whole city of Portland, Oregon, even to the margins. |
I Have This Feeling ...

I Have This Feeling ...

Even non-intuitives can hone leadership instincts. |
Ministry Team Diagnostics

Ministry Team Diagnostics

How to avoid the 5 most common dysfunctions of a ministry team. |

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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