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How to Write Sermon Titles That People Will Want to Hear

What’s the point of a sermon series title? Is it just to sound cool? Is it just to give direction to awesome graphics for your website and the projector screens?

Carey Nieuwhof: 7 Reasons Your Sermons Are Boring

Everyone who communicates, preaches, or even tries to persuade someone of an idea has discovered that sinking sense that your sermon just isn’t as riveting as it could be. Or that you’re dull. How exactly does that happen?

How to Pledge Our Allegiances on July 4

With July 4 nearing, social media will undoubtedly be set ablaze with images of a few churches filled with American flags, singing patriotic songs instead of worship music, and likely even fireworks or pyrotechnics.

R.C. Sproul: The Battle for Grace Alone

Pelagianism rejects the doctrine of monergistic grace and replaces it with a view of synergism, which involves a work of cooperation between God and man.

It’s Time for a Relational Inventory

In taking your own relational inventory, begin with the three basic types of people in your life: those who drain you, those who are neutral and those who put gas in your spiritual tanks.

A Leader’s Top Weapon Against Complacency, Stagnation, Plateau, and Settling for Average

Curiosity is the antidote to complacency and the catalyst for personal growth, self-improvement, and discovery.

Why Learning To Move Past an Offense Is the Best Thing for You

I could share many examples, but the point is, whatever wrong, frustration, or offense you’ve experienced shouldn’t become the lens you view everything else through.

What is Evangelical Repentance?

Evangelical repentance is a saving grace. There is nothing legal or meritorious about repentance. It is not something that we can produce in and of ourselves.

The Best Method for Discipling Believers in a Thriving Small Church

The beauty of mentoring-based discipleship is that it doesn’t just create smarter Christians. It raises up new mentors.

The Church Needs Preaching That Lasts – Not “Particle Board Preaching”

Particle board preaching, like particle board furniture, can be made to look attractive from the outside, is affordable, and convinces us that it will get the job done; but it won't have lasting spiritual benefit for the souls of the people who listen to it. It is not preaching that lasts.

What Every Pastor Needs

I have learned and observed what every pastor needs to be successful. I see what every pastor needs modeled in Scripture.  

Technology as a Smokescreen: Cultivating a Spirit of Innovation and Openness to Change in Our Churches

Today, there are no lack of buzzwords when it comes to technology. But before we talk technology, we must talk about human nature. Let me back up to the year 1455 and this new technology called the printing press. 

The First Thing You Must Do to Become a Dynamic and Innovative Leader

Tied to being a dynamic leader is innovation. To be innovative you must have one eye on where you are and another eye on where things will be. The innovator is able to build a path between the two!

You Are Up to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

Deep in the heart of every leader I’ve ever met lurks a daunting question that casts a shadow over every major challenge we ever face: Am I up to the task?

6 Reasons Pastors Want to Quit on Mondays

Not every pastor wants to quit all the time, but from time to time, discouragement sets in, and often it’s hard for pastors to find a safe, anonymous place to talk about it. I took an informal poll asking for the reasons pastors want to quit.

4 Steps to Remove Stereotypes in Leadership

Do you tend to see people by their differences or their similarities?

How To Design and Lead a Healthy and Productive Church Board

My heart aches when I hear a horror story about a church board filled with division, conflict, and competition. But thankfully, more stories are closer to a dream come true than a nightmare.

Praying for Wisdom

Pray for the unclaimed but precious gift of wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

Developing a Culture of Women Discipling Women

“Well, we don’t have many older women. But if you stay and grow, maybe one day you could help with discipling women.”

Joe McKeever: Worship is a Verb

I quickly said “worship is a verb” for a title of the message. Hardly without a thought. This is a big deal with me, I thought. God is working on this in me.

Creflo Dollar: Some of My Teachings About Tithing ‘Were Not Correct’

Creflo Dollar, senior pastor of World Changers Church International, recently told his congregation that some of his teachings about tithing have been wrong. Dollar is known for promoting a prosperity gospel and made this confession in a sermon posted to YouTube Sunday, June 26.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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