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Beyond a Club

Beyond a ClubSubscriber Access Only

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

Reforming Evangelism

Reforming Evangelism

Four ways to make sharing your faith more natural.

Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

You see empty pews. I see community.

PK Confidential

PK ConfidentialSubscriber Access Only

A review of 'The Pastor's Kid' by Barnabas Piper

A More Beautiful Bible

A More Beautiful BibleSubscriber Access Only

And other items of interest from ministry and culture.
Does Membership Matter?

Does Membership Matter?

Encouraging a deeper commitment
A Metric that Matters

A Metric that Matters

Why we've stopped counting members and started tracking "active attenders."

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Growing Grace for Mental Illness

Growing Grace for Mental Illness

One pastor's story mirrors a burgeoning response in the church. |
Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

You see empty pews. I see community. |
Reforming Evangelism

Reforming Evangelism

Four ways to make sharing your faith more natural. |
Preemptive Peace Strikes

Preemptive Peace StrikesSubscriber Access Only

How to stop unhealthy conflict from sneaking into your ministry. |

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The Intersection of Ministry & Culture

What’s It Like in Ferguson?

A pastor’s on-the-ground response

Social Justice is Dead

"We have killed her, you and I."

A Fruitful Balance

An interview with Eric Bryant.

Classics


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. |
Trouble Brewing

Trouble Brewing

Is a relaxed attitude toward alcohol among clergy leading to a new battle over prohibition? |
The God Bearer

The God Bearer

What Iraq taught me about living the Presence. |

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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