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Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home.
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
Be The Church Or Make Way For Something Else
Christ is not found in our institutions, he is found in the church. In people who love Jesus, love each other and gather together regularly.
God's Generous Return Policy
We are obsessed with making progress, but the Bible reminds us it is often important to go back.
Quit Trying To Become A Great Preacher
Becoming a great preacher is about me. Preaching more effectively is about Jesus.
How To Start Training Your Church Leaders To Become Equippers, Not Just Doers
A simple, practical first step to help you or your team start building a team.
Theological Core ExercisesSubscriber Access Only
How attending to our theological center helps us remember who we are.
One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible,’ Part 2
I'm talking with Pastor Andy Stanley on his newest book and seeking the Bible.
One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible’
I'm talking with Pastor Andy Stanley on his newest book and seeking the Bible.
The Technological Discipleship Gap
New digital technologies have potential to either advance the gospel or sow destruction.
Engagement: A Small Church Advantage We Need To Cultivate
Getting a few people engaged and involved is far more important than attracting a big crowd.
Richard Foster: Effort Is Not the Opposite of GraceSubscriber Access Only
As he retires from public ministry, the ‘Celebration of Discipline’ author reflects on the heart of spiritual formation.
How Mothers (and Others) Minister in Disrupted Spaces
Christ's kingdom work involved detours. Can we follow his model?
Can You Hear Me Now?
In an age when most are rushing to have their say, Christians can love by giving others a hearing.
‘What Should I Do to Become a Pastor?’
I work for a seminary, but my advice for aspiring ministers doesn’t start there.
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
5 Preaching Styles In 25 Years (Here's What I Changed And Why)
Our language keeps changing, our common experiences are fewer, and universal illustrations no longer are.
How to Convince People to Get Involved in Small Groups
Three tips on how to build a culture of small-group involvement.
Celebrating 50,000 Baptisms – No Matter How Many Churches It Takes
Saddleback Church deserves to be honored for baptizing 50,000 people over the last 38 years. But we should never limit our attention to churches with outsized numbers.
Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
California pastor opens up about the most difficult sermon of his career—and the prospects for resurrecting ministry from the ashes.
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