It’s an exciting time. It’s a hopeful time. It is my prayer God will use many of us as His instruments for a mighty wave of revival and revitalization in our churches.
Thinking back on some of the toughest decisions I had to make over the years, some don’t seem so tough now, but they were at the time I had to make them.
There's something about a ministry that is advancing God's kingdom that brings out the Debbie downers and the negatives Neds in droves.
More often than not, I have found that many areas of ministry that seem like conflicts to be solved are actually tensions to be managed.
Whether we are moms, CEOs or in full-time Christian ministry, we compare ourselves to one another. And, undoubtedly, we consider ourselves the harder worker, the better performer, the one who deserves a bit more.
In addition to leading and teaching, pastors are called to protect or guard the flock.
Church governance matters. It matters not just from a biblical-faithfulness perspective but also from a fruitfulness-growth perspective.
As shocking as this may be, the death of a church might be the best thing that could happen for the sake of the gospel within a given community.
If you have any interest in the history of Christian music, are puzzled as to how the Newsboys are still in existence 52 years after their inception, or wonder why most Christian music sounds pretty much the same, read the book.
Every believer knows prayer can move mountains, draw us closer to Christ, help us live the Christian life more effectively, connect us to answers from Heaven, and so much more. Yet, most of us also readily admit we don’t pray enough and often struggle to pray in faith.
One of the things we ought to be doing as preachers is to be listening to other preachers.
A number of church leaders are struggling to resolve problems that have arisen from going multisite.
Francis Chan says just two things matter. Could it be this simple and this hard to see God do an amazing work in the church today?
Hiring someone to join your staff is one of the coolest things ever, and simultaneously can scare you spitless.
One timeless issue we have been facing is the worth of a woman, the way women are viewed and treated, especially by men in the church.
Sometimes a struggling church needs to find new leaders, empower them with authority, and spread the load of responsibility.
Of the 300,000 churches in need of revitalization, 100,000 will revitalize organically or internally, and another 100,000 will be revitalized through replanting.
Misused spiritual authority can blind us to those in need. In 2 Samuel, David is praying for his life and throne, which are at risk because his actions (or inaction). He misses his daughter’s trauma and pain, which were no fault of her own.
It is normal to wonder if you are ready to make a ministry move. Here are a few things to consider first.
"I never tried to take my own life in my younger years, but I frequently found myself googling painless ways to commit suicide, and really had no remorse once finding what I was looking for."