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How do we assess the maturity of those we minister to? How do we encourage a deeper walk with Christ?

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Andy Crouch: Four Postures Toward Culture

Andy Crouch: Four Postures Toward Culture

Christians have adopted a series of postures - condemning, critiquing, copying and consuming - toward culture. But, are these postures healthy?
Hunter Beaumont: Living in the Gap

Hunter Beaumont: Living in the Gap

Pastoral ministry means living in the gap between theology and the marketplace.
Amy L. Sherman: A Foretaste of the Kingdom

Amy L. Sherman: A Foretaste of the Kingdom

A successful marriage of faith and vocation has the capacity to bring a foretaste of God's Kingdom to earth.
Amy L. Sherman: Young Adults and Vocation

Amy L. Sherman: Young Adults and Vocation

The failure to teach and equip on the subject of faith and vocation is a major contributor to the young adult dropout rate in churches.
Amy L. Sherman: Discipleship and Vocation

Amy L. Sherman: Discipleship and Vocation

In order for discipleship to be effective, it must address vocation.
Gideon Strauss: Discipleship Practices for Pastors

Gideon Strauss: Discipleship Practices for Pastors

How can a pastor offer discipleship for those who work in vocations with which the pastor is unfamiliar?
Dave Gibbons: A Practical Starting Point

Dave Gibbons: A Practical Starting Point

What are some practical ways that a pastor or church leader can begin to empower others and affirm a theology of vocation?
Gideon Strauss: The Professionalization of Church

Gideon Strauss: The Professionalization of Church

How have corporate ideas of business helped and hindered the church?
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Our editors have compiled our best on Discipleship topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The Megachurch and the Monastery

The Megachurch and the Monastery

One large church is learning how to grow a core of disciples amid the crowd of attenders.
Why THIS?
How one megachurch is moving away from large-scale programs and embracing ancient monastic practices to spur spiritual growth.
Your Hidden Curriculum

Your Hidden Curriculum

What do people learn from you about the Christian life? Sometimes it's what you never intended to teach.
Why THIS?
John Ortberg challenges church leaders to examine their actions to see what others might be learning from them.

The "We" We Want to BeSubscriber Access Only

The most important growth is not a "me" thing but a "we" thing.
Why THIS?
John Ortberg examines what it really means for the church to be "the body of Christ."
Let's Live What We Teach

Let's Live What We Teach

What we expect from leaders, why we name specific sins, and how that's working out.
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Kevin Miller explains how his church started holding its volunteers to a moral-lifestyle policy and how this form of accountability has drawn its leaders closer together.
Cookie Cutter Community

Cookie Cutter Community

Distressed by consumer Christianity, this church razed the ministries enjoyed by so many for so Iong—and started over.
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The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter

What I said when a pastor friend asked me to preach after his daughter strayed.
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