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The Rise of Conversational Churches
Why a growing number of congregations are taking deliberate steps to relearn the habit of talking together.
Waiting Time Isn’t Wasted Time
As technology makes the world go faster, life’s little delays feel increasingly intolerable. Why we shouldn’t be in such a rush to get rid of them.
Lessons from Evangelicalism’s PR GuruSubscriber Access Only
Mark DeMoss represented Christian organizations through highs and lows, but we’re all tasked with representing Christ.
Who Says Social Media Can’t Make You Wise?Subscriber Access Only
Done right, Facebook offers a chance for discernment and connection.
Put People First: Why Many Small Church Pastors Can Spend Less Time On Sermon Prep
The smaller the church, the more discipleship is caught through relationships than it's taught through preaching.
Remember Blogs? (For Every Communicator Who's Felt Out Of Step)
A word of encouragement to everyone who’s felt criticized or left behind when others move on to something new, cool or cutting edge.
4 Principles To Get (And Give) Better Feedback
If we want better feedback, we can’t just be open to it, we have to ask for it. Regularly and honestly.
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Difficult People
The surprising context for the holiday Lincoln instituted is a good reminder to us today.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
Make the Most of Your Rented SpaceSubscriber Access Only
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Smile When You Talk On The Phone
People are more open to hear hard truths when they’re delivered from a positive mindset.
Looking For A Last-Minute Christmas Sermon Idea? Keep It Simple, Keep It Weird
One of the challenges of preaching for Christmas is holding two very different truths in hand without falling into one of two traps.
Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman
A police officer's advice on how leaders can reduce risk—and possibly save lives.
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
6 Dos and Don’ts for Welcoming Church Guests
Visitor connection should be organic, not contrived.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
Top Story April 20, 2019
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
According to the gospel of John, the cross casts us into community.
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