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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.
Ashley Madison and the Danger of Glamorizing the Sin We Denounce
Exposing someone to a previously unknown opportunity to sin makes us foolhardy at best, and co-conspirators at worst.
For Pastors: Nine Reasons to Stop Telling Everyone They're Awesome
We don't need churches filled with awesome people. We need churches that help broken, sinful people find an awesome God.
When Pastors DoubtSubscriber Access Only
A church’s discomfort with their leader’s doubt won’t change by this Sunday, but denying doubt isn’t the pastor’s only option.
Lead Me On: God Doesn’t Want Our Good Behavior
He sees through the tactics we use to make ourselves look good.
Top Story March 23, 2019
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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