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  • Lead your congregation into the life of allegiance to Christ.

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  • Keep your ministry safe, legal, and financially sound.

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“From sins of body and mind; from the deceits of the world, the flesh and the devil, good Lord, deliver us.” This is the ongoing struggle for everyone, starting with the pastor.
  • Temptations in Ministry
    Temptations in Ministry
    Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
  • The Success Affair
    The Success Affair
    Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?


Leadership is never done alone. Whether you call it teamwork or division of labor or “the way a body works,” it’s how leaders get the job done.
  • The Boys in the Boat
    The Boys in the Boat
    What the story of an Olympic rowing team can teach us about effective ministry.
  • The Odd Teamwork of Jesus
    The Odd Teamwork of Jesus
    What can we learn from the way Jesus worked with, through, and despite people’s quirks?

Board & Elders

Most board members have little training for their role, particularly in financial and legal matters. Here’s help on selecting, training, and leading them in all aspects of their work.
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  • Marshall Shelley
    Marshall Shelley
    Contributing Editor, CTPastors.com
  • Mandy Smith
    Mandy Smith
    Pastor, University Christian Church
  • Renee James
    Renee James
    Communications Director, CBWOQ
  • Matt Chandler
    Matt Chandler
    Pastor, The Village Church
  • J. R. Briggs
    J. R. Briggs
    Pastor, The Renew Community
  • Mark Batterson
    Mark Batterson
    Pastor, National Community Church
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