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Getting beyond the "what's in it for me?" attitude.

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When our church went multi-site, video venue helped us transition to live preaching.
Church Discipline Chasers

Church Discipline Chasers

The Church Is a Harlot, But I Love Her

The Church Is a Harlot, But I Love Her

Looking past the imperfections of the church and her leaders.
An Inconvenient Child

An Inconvenient Child

How a special needs boy taught one church to be a family.
Later is Lethal (Video)

Later is Lethal (Video)

Jeff Manion on the danger of putting off giving.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Consumerism topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

iChurch: All We Like SheepSubscriber Access Only

Is our insistence on choices leading us astray?
Why THIS?
The church does not exist to supply comfort, ease, and convenient services to religious consumers. But sadly, this is what too many Christians are seeking.

Stranded in Neverland

Consumerism addicts us to immediate gratification and perpetual youth, but the cross lifts us to a more satisfying joy.
Why THIS?
Skye Jethani explains why our society's pervasive consumerism leads to spiritual immaturity. Instead of focusing on what we want, we should be more concerned with being formed into Christ's image.
How an Audience Becomes a Congregation

How an Audience Becomes a CongregationSubscriber Access Only

Why THIS?
How can pastors transform individuals into a community of believers collectively seeking God?
"Showtime!" No More

"Showtime!" No More

Could our church shift from performance to mission?
Why THIS?
Walt Kallestad's church shifted its focus away from entertaining in order to start creating disciples. They lost a third of their congregation but the results were worth it.
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When a Colleague Falls

When a Colleague FallsSubscriber Access Only

What's your role as a friend and colaborer?
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