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9 Reasons Pastors Should Say ‘I Don’t Know’ More Often
We think we’ll lose people's trust if we don’t have all the answers. The opposite is almost always true.
Culturally Relevant or Contextually Real, Part 2: More than Semantics?
When a term becomes so misunderstood that it loses its value, it needs rewording. We may be there with cultural relevance.
The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us
Jesus never bored people with the gospel. But entertainment was never the point. Truth was the point. And truth is never boring.
Forget Being Culturally Relevant – The Church Needs to Be Contextually Real
Chasing relevance makes our churches look the same in ways we should be different – from each other and from the culture.
Campaign Issues Then and Now
Certain themes keep coming up, millennia after millennia.
Are We More Invested In Bringing People to Church? Or to Jesus?
Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around.
Tired of the Show: Why the Church Can't (and Shouldn't) Compete with Hollywood
No one is leaving church because we're not putting on a good enough show. They're looking for something else entirely.
Helen Mitchell: Excellence as EvangelismSubscriber Access Only
Our first form of evangelism is work.
Sharelle Jackson: Learning to Live a Life of BalanceSubscriber Access Only
How living withing God's callings enables balance in life.
Lou Huesmann: Only Part of Your Identity is WorkSubscriber Access Only
Work is one fragment of what it means to be human.
Standing While SlainSubscriber Access Only
Resilience in ministry requires being open to hurt, for ourselves and for those we care for.
My Journey Into Spiritual DirectionSubscriber Access Only
Recognizing God's work in your life usually requires a guide.
Pastors in RecoverySubscriber Access Only
Admitting an addiction has its risks ... and real ministry benefits.
10 Ways to Deal with Chronic Complainers In the Church
Small churches can be a magnet for chronic complainers. Here's how to reduce their negative impact - and increase the positive.
Making Change With Zero Body Count
The key is working within the church culture.
7 Revolutionary Principles from the Small Church that Founded America
Struggling churches can learn a lot from the integrity and perseverance of the church members who sailed on the Mayflower and changed the world.
Thank God for Quirky Churches
Boring churches won’t change the world. But the quirky ones might.
‘I Have No Right to Be Here’Subscriber Access Only
… just might be a sign that you’re called to ministry.
Four Steps to Becoming a Great Church – Of Any Size
Becoming a big church is hard. Becoming a great church is simple. Not easy, but simple.
11 Ways to Be the Church for Those Who Don’t Go to Church
People need to know us before they can trust us. And they need to trust us before they’ll go to church with us.
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The Church's Sickness Unto Death
The Church's Sickness Unto Death
Our missional activism threatens to kill us. It doesn’t have to.
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