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5 Purchases Your Church Should Make Before Its Next Splurge
The new coffee bar can wait. These things can’t.
5 Purchases Your Church Should Make Before Its Next Splurge. The new coffee bar can wait. These things can't. Gisele Kalonzo-Douglas. 0; tweet; link.
Church Succession: How to Lead Our Churches into a Healthy Future
As pastors age, they can prepare so that the transition of leadership in their churches passes smoothly and their churches are set to stay on a healthy trajectory.
As pastors age, they can prepare so that the transition of leadership in their churches passes smoothly and their churches are set to stay on a healthy trajectory.
Why Is Our Church Stagnating, and What Do We Do?
Making sure your church is a loving, welcoming environment that genuinely seeks to share the gospel is a great way to address stagnation and to actively pursue growth.
Such a systematic change in leadership style can be difficult for pastors because it can result in a necessary decrease in personal control and intimate relationships.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood. 5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry. Jonathan Brooks, Alex Early, Michael Mele, and others.
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
One of the pastors I coach wondered why nobody in his church offered him feedback about the mission and direction of his church, even when he specifically invited people to share.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is Not a Ministry GuideSubscriber Access Only
The infamous pyramid was never an accurate description of how people act, let alone a guide to discipleship.
You may have been told once or twice: “People can't hear the gospel if they're hungry.” I've read it dozens of times in statements from pastors in the United States.
4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse
Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse.
This hypothetical story, based on numerous encounters we've experienced with victims of domestic abuse, represents a challenge many pastors will face at some point in their ministry.
Gleanings: June 2018Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
CT Staff| May 18, 2018. Thousands of pastors defend their best tax break. Chicago Congress. The Alliance Defending Freedom rallied 8,900 pastors in support.
I Discipled a Murderer
When people don't change, are our efforts in vain?
I Discipled a Murderer. When people don't change, are our efforts in vain? Carmille Akande. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. Image: Benedetto Cristofani.
One-on-One with Glenn Daman on ‘The Forgotten Church’
The presence of the rural church is critical if the gospel is to make an impact in the community.
Here at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, we are committed to serving rural church planters and pastors through our Rural Matters Institute.
Divorce After Abuse: How Paige Patterson’s Counsel Compares to Other Pastors
After audio of old comments circulates on social media, Southern Baptist leader clarifies his pastoral approach to domestic violence.
Gleanings. Divorce After Abuse: How Paige Patterson's Counsel Compares to Other Pastors. Image: Christianity Today. And even pastors in that minority may still recommend it.
5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional
Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year.
Gleanings. 5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional. Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year.
Should Pastors Podcast Their Sermons?Subscriber Access Only
Experts weigh in.
Should Pastors Podcast Their Sermons? Experts weigh in. Compiled attendance. Should pastors podcast their sermons? Here's how experts weighed in.
Why Lay People Can (and Should) Plant Churches
We should remember that it is God (not boards or faculties) who raises up leaders.
with the idea that missionaries in China, for instance, would send future missionaries off to England to attend college and seminary, then years later they would come back as pastors.
The Importance of Volunteers in the Church
To all volunteers, thank you for the ways you serve Christ and his church.
He was an essential part in the leadership of our church. We need more volunteers like him, and perhaps they need to do the jobs that some pastors are now doing.
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture
Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
CT Pastors contributing editor Drew Dyck talked to Wax about how Christians can respond to the current cultural climate and how pastors can lead the way.
Is Your Church Really Focused on Evangelism? Maybe Not.
For pastors, avoiding the topic of evangelism cannot become the default choice.
Maybe Not. For pastors, avoiding the topic of evangelism cannot become the default choice. For pastors, avoiding the topic of evangelism cannot become the default choice.
The Pastor's Currency is Influence
Are you spending it wisely?
I had been with 11 other pastors for the better part of two days talking ministry. I loved every minute. No one else has quite such an effect on people as pastors.
Bob Buford, Founder of Leadership Network and Halftime, Has Died: He Was a Catalyst that Fostered a Movement
Meet one of the most influential, but least known, church leaders: Bob Buford.
They were talking about—and listening to—key churches and their pastors. In a short amount of time, the influence moved from Church Growth specialists
The Moral of Moral Failings of Christian Leaders
The character of Christian leaders is in question. We need to ask why and work for change.
First, pastors and leaders at any level in the church must always be held to the highest level of integrity and purity. Pastors and leaders must seek to remain above reproach.
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How the Spirit Sets Us Up for Holiness
How the Spirit Sets Us Up for Holiness
The same Spirit that descended on the disciples at Pentecost empowers our devotion to God.
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