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Christians are to "grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). That's true of you as a leader as well as those you lead.

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The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill

What can we learn from the collapse of Mark Driscoll's church?
Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Can I Really Be Honest With My Church?

Openness is hard, but vital for community.
Doing Community Behind Bars

Doing Community Behind BarsSubscriber Access Only

Prison ministry demands really practical theology.
Leaning at the Eucharist

Leaning at the Eucharist

How one pastor's physical battle led him to a surprise encounter with grace.
Calling 911

Calling 911Subscriber Access Only

Pursuing God's call to ministry has been anything but easy.
Getting to 'Aha'

Getting to 'Aha'Subscriber Access Only

Kyle Idleman discusses three phases of transformation.
It's All in Your Head

It's All in Your HeadSubscriber Access Only

Scripture places emormous emphasis on the renewal of our minds.
The Sanctified Brain

The Sanctified Brain

Growing in Christ … above the neck.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Formation topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

American Idols

American IdolsSubscriber Access Only

Larry Crabb says there's something better than control and success.
Why THIS?
Spiritual community results from accepting our perpetual brokenness.
Soul Health

Soul HealthSubscriber Access Only

You can't be fruitful if you neglect the Source.
Why THIS?
Overlooking the health of one's soul is detrimental to one's ministry, and it's easy to overlook.
I Have This Feeling ...

I Have This Feeling ...

Even non-intuitives can hone leadership instincts.
Why THIS?
Trusting your intuition can lead to richer relationships and a more effective ministry.
Got Your 'Spiritual Director' Yet?

Got Your 'Spiritual Director' Yet?Subscriber Access Only

"The roots of a resurgent practice, plus 14 books for further study"
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The roots of a resurgent practice, plus 14 books for further study
How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?

How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?Subscriber Access Only

It is possible, but often not very encouraging.
Why THIS?
In this interview, Dallas Willard shares that measuring spiritual growth first requires a new definition of success.
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Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of Community

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
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