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11 Obstacles to Effective Discipleship

Do we give up in this work? No, we recognize the obstacles and push around them. Making effective disciples is not optional for us. 

Is God a Bully? (Some People Think So)

Is God a Bully? Does the Bible talk about God’s wrath? Yes. But does this mean God is a wrathful being looking to seek and destroy anything that comes in his way? No!

Do Contemporary Churches Make Disciples?

Is it any surprise that contemporary churches are filled with people who do not demonstrate a significant difference from the rest of society?

Are American Christians on the Path to Severe Persecution for Their Faith?

"American Christians still enjoy broad religious protections under the law," says David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, "and the intensity of what Christians face here pales in comparison to the depths of persecution suffered by followers of Jesus in many places around the world."

How a Friend’s Stand for Christ Made an Eternal Difference

The Gospel is the power of God for salvation, for rebels like me and rebels like you. Make a stand for Christ and trust Him to use it for His glory. That stand may just save a soul.

7 Simple Prayer Ideas for Daily Prayer

When it comes to developing health in your prayer life, learn the seven prayer ideas you see practiced consistently in Scripture.

Carey Nieuwhof: 21 Things All Great Leaders Do

Great leaders are in part born, but it’s also learned. Just because you have the instincts for leadership doesn’t make you a great leader. Great leadership is also about cultivating the right habits and disciplines.

5 Things I Wish Christians Would Admit About The Bible

Christians want to make the Bible something it isn’t, or they don’t want to admit what it actually could be.

4 Sure Signs Your Church Needs More First-Time Guests

As I’ve worked with churches across the country pondering over these issues, I’ve bumped into these sure signs that are evident in churches that aren’t seeing enough first-time guests arriving at their church.

Brandon Cox: White Supremacy is a Disease

White supremacy is a disease that has taken life and vitality from more non-white people than we’ve begun to imagine, yet it so often runs rampant like an undetected cancer upon our society.

Here’s Why People REJECT Our Evangelism Efforts

Our evangelism isn't working. While a person’s response to Christ is ultimately a matter that rests in God’s sovereign hands—something we have no control over—a person’s hearing of the gospel is a matter we do have control over and responsibility for.

How to Make Your Church Stickier

We have been surprised how difficult it is to fit in and connect at a new church. Here are some tips on how to attract, connect, and retain new attendees with the aim to make your church stickier.

7 Keys to Starting a New Ministry

When God calls you into starting a new ministry, He gives you the ability to do the job. Let me share what I’ve learned from my personal experience.

Is Your Approach to Ministry Strategic?

An intentional approach to ministry only happens when we are intentional in our evaluation and design. No church accidentally creates disciples.

Shattered Innocence: Childhood Sexual Abuse and How the Church Can Help

Research from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused by the age of 18. That's a devastating reality; here's how the Church can step up for these children.

8 Reasons People Are Leaving Denominational Churches for Non-Denominational Churches

Though the information is now a decade old, it still seemed highly relevant today. In essence, the data showed that non-denominational churches are now the second largest Protestant group in America.

3 Reasons to Stop Saying All Sin Is Equal

All sin is equal? Actually, not only is saying "all sin is the same" a bad idea, it’s a very dangerous teaching.

Do Your Emails Make Matters Worse?

If you want to make matters worse with people you know or within your organization or church, these 12 practices will definitely get the results you want.

4 Things People Want From Church

One thing people want from church is to understand what they are doing, why they are doing it and how to improve what they are doing. Is your Church a place of learning that equips the believer?

10 Reasons Why Small Churches Stay Small: Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part article, reason 6 through 10 on why small churches stay small. Both articles are worth reading!

Cuba Approves Same-sex Marriage in Unusual Referendum

Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday.

Charlie Dates: Why Your Church Needs To Identify and Raise Up...

Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what makes preaching compelling and the role local churches play in cultivating preachers for the pulpit.

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