Conversations

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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Hitting the Reset Button
Hitting the Reset Button
Jon Acuff talks about making plans, dealing with transition, and how pastors can help that process.
Introducing ‘Pivot’
Introducing ‘Pivot’
We’re rolling out a new blog with a big mission: to equip and inspire small church pastors.
Spiritual Opportunity in Silicon Valley
Spiritual Opportunity in Silicon Valley
An interview with Skip Vaccarello.
A Surprising and Productive Friendship
A Surprising and Productive Friendship
Kevin Palau and Sam Adams discuss setting aside differences to help churches serve their cities.
Teach the Bloody Bible
Subscriber Access OnlyTeach the Bloody Bible
Why teaching the strange and disturbing stories in Scripture is essential to outreach and spiritual growth.
Same-Sex Marriage: New Challenges, New Opportunities
Same-Sex Marriage: New Challenges, New Opportunities
4 Christian leaders reflect on how the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage could affect churches.
The Art of Giving Away Members
The Art of Giving Away Members
There’s a church in North Carolina that regularly sends members away to other churches—and survives.
The Relationally Grounded Pastor
The Relationally Grounded Pastor
An interview with Eugene Peterson
Preaching When Parched: our interview with the late, great Gardner C. Taylor
Preaching When Parched: our interview with the late, great Gardner C. Taylor
The preaching icon's reflections on desolate spirituality, "aridity," and the hope of home.
The Secret of Strategic Neglect
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Bill Hybels on the keys to simpler and more effective leadership.
Changing Notions of Community
Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
Leading in Prayer
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Max Lucado talks about how good prayers shake the heavens and shape community.
Changing the Scorecard
Changing the Scorecard
Affirming everyone's vocation begins by changing the way we define ministry success.
Getting to 'Aha'
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Kyle Idleman discusses three phases of transformation.
When Smaller Is Better
Subscriber Access OnlyWhen Smaller Is Better
Effective small church ministry starts with a clearer view of success.
Lou Huesmann: Changing the Scorecard
How one pastor is learning to steward Christian vocation.
What Do You Expect?
What Do You Expect?
If you set the bar low for church membership, don't be surprised when people fail to commit.
Faith and the Brain
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An interview with Dr. Andrew Newberg.
Signs of Life
Signs of Life
Joel and Rachel Triska asked their neighbors what they needed—then designed a community to meet those needs.
Dancing in the Rain
Subscriber Access OnlyDancing in the Rain
Erwin McManus on how being "naked and unashamed" led to new faith, new life, and new believers.
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August 04, 2015Healing and Marching in the Wake of Injustice
Healing and Marching in the Wake of Injustice
How two churches in Cincinnati responded to the shooting of Sam DuBose.

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