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Mark Batterson's Newest ArticlesSee all
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Wednesday Link List: Internet Hiatus, Holy Humor, and More

You live for the link when it's all that you've got
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Catalyst Day 1: A Lab on Your Heart Condition

Mark Batterson's Primal call to purity of motivation
Leadership Journal

Preaching with Half a Brain

Does your sermon prep employ both the left and right sides of your skull?
Leadership Journal

A City Upon "The Hill"

Maintaining church unity is challenging when politics is involved, but one pastor in Washington, D.C. is learning what it takes to reach across the aisle.
Must-Reads from Mark Batterson

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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Doing Church at the Metro StopsSubscriber Access Only

Not having a building doesn't stop this creative and growing congregation in D.C.
Why THIS?
How National Community Church found a niche in its community without a building of its own.

GodcastingSubscriber Access Only

A podcast is no substitute for church— but it's a great supplement.
Why THIS?
National Community Church was one of the first to start offering podcasts of its weekly messages. This article focuses on what prompted this decision.

Ministry in the Middle

We asked two PKs who are now raising their own PKs to tell us how they navigate ministry and family life.
Why THIS?
Pete Briscoe and Mark Batterson share lessons they've learned about balancing ministry and family.

A City Upon "The Hill"

Maintaining church unity is challenging when politics is involved, but one pastor in Washington, D.C. is learning what it takes to reach across the aisle.
Why THIS?
In this interview, Mark Batterson shares what it's like to lead a church in the political climate of Washington D.C.

Preaching with Half a Brain

Does your sermon prep employ both the left and right sides of your skull?
Why THIS?
Do you think church should be creative? In this article, Mark Batterson shares why he believes church should be the most creative place on the planet.
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The Prayer-Centered ChurchSubscriber Access Only

What it takes to lead a prayerful community.
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