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3 Reasons Not to Confront by E-mail
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3 Reasons Not to Confront by E-mail

Douse flames face-to-face.
More than a "Church-Like Place"
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More than a "Church-Like Place"

Are you truly being the church or just going through the motions?
Back to School
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Back to SchoolSubscriber Access Only

As Christian colleges and seminaries multiply your options for pursuing further education, now might be the time to start or finish that degree.
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Flipping the SwitchSubscriber Access Only

A review of "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
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Let the Little Children Come

These churches are learning to welcome children into their worship and mission.
Must-Reads from Angie Ward

Our editors have compiled our best from this contributor from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

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Leader's Insight: Ministry Gone Stale

Do leaders have a shelf life?
Why THIS?
Angie Ward explains why many churches would benefit from concluding that some leaders' effectiveness will expire as a church grows. Leaders should also be willing to accept that they might have a shelf-life.

Leader's Insight: It's Not My Fault?

Why short-tenure leaders are doomed to repeat their excuses.
Why THIS?
When leaders blame their circumstances or others for their repeated failures, they might lack the "teachability" that could prevent them from making the same mistakes over and over again.

Which Half-Brain Do You Lead With?Subscriber Access Only

Comparing the latest books by Andy Stanley and Tim Keel.
Why THIS?
Angie Ward reviews two books, one written by Tim Keel and one written by Andy Stanley, highlighting how Stanley appeals to right-brained thinkers and Keel speaks to the left-brained mentality. Read together, however, these two books paint a more complete picture of leadership.

Full-Service Facilities

These churches are using their buildings to make an impact way beyond the weekend.
Why THIS?
Ever wondered if your church space could be better utilized during the week? This article reveals how some churches have started finding additional ways to use their facilities.

Let the Little Children Come

These churches are learning to welcome children into their worship and mission.
Why THIS?
This article reveals how some churches have abandoned the segregated approach to children's ministry and are choosing to integrate children into the life of the church.
Reader's Pick
Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

Four Unexpected Benefits of a Small Church

You see empty pews. I see community.
Sister Sites
How to Draw Millennials to your Women's MinistryBuilding Church Leaders

How to Draw Millennials to your Women's Ministry