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Conversations

convening top ministry thinkers

Leadership Journal's "Conversations" provides a platform for church leaders with a variety of views to discuss important issues. While they don't always agree, they enter into dialogue with love and civility to help give you perspective and wisdom on today's key ministry topics.

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What Do You Expect?

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If you set the bar low for church membership, don't be surprised when people fail to commit.

Signs of Life

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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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No More One-Man Band

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Larry Osborne and Chris Brown on the payoffs and pitfalls of transitioning to shared leadership.

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.

Unity in Diversity

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Kevin Gushiken on multiethnic ministry

How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?

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It is possible, but often not very encouraging.

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Growing Grace for Mental Illness

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One pastor's story mirrors a burgeoning response in the church.
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