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5 Ways to Fight Insecurity as a Pastor or Leader

What’s the best way to deal with insecurity in leadership? Here are 5 ways to deal with insecurity as a pastor or leader.

Your Pastor and Public Messes

Let’s be clear: as pastors, we’re not supposed to be leading in a way that creates a public mess. The Bible lays out certain qualifications for church leaders, most notably that they have demonstrated capable leadership of their own family.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 03, 2014 |
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7 Things We Regularly Get Wrong about Worship

Listen as the congregation files out of the sanctuary on Sunday, and you'll hear the common refrain: "I didn't get anything out of ___ [fill-in-the-blank] ___."

Producing a Comeback Church

How did 324 churches start growing again after experiencing a pattern of plateau or decline? According to one study, some factors were perceived to be more important than others by comeback leaders.

  • Ed Stetzer and Mike Norman |
  • August 20, 2014 |
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Is Your Church a Kingdom Colony or a Country Club?

Our hearts drift toward tribalism, the tendency to gather with people just like us and to reflect ourselves rather than the missionary heart of God. We’re always putting up mirrors around the light of the gospel when we should be putting up windows.

10 Indications a Church is Making Disciples

It is true that you can’t necessarily put a number or percentage on discipleship growth, but you can tell—over time—if it has happened or is happening. Here are 10 indications a church is making disciples.

7 Examples of Lazy Leadership Practices

Laziness is a sin. The fact is, however, that many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times. This is as much an inward reflecting post as an outward teaching.

Who Is the Most Important Person in Your Church?

Who is the most important person in your church? On one level it’s kind of a silly question to ask. Yet in his book "Healed at Last" Scott Blackwell provides an answer that is both sweet and encouraging.

4 Ways to Overcome the Monday Morning “Preaching Hangover”

You may call it something different, but every pastor knows about it. It is the mental, emotional, and spiritual crash that takes place the next day (Monday) as a result of pouring your heart and soul out in the proclamation of God’s Word to God’s people the day before.

Is it Inappropriate to Date My Youth Pastor?

Would it be inappropriate after I graduate high school to date my youth pastor? Read more in this edition of “He Said-She Said.”

  • Cliff Young & Laura MacCorkle |
  • July 09, 2014 |
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How Often Do You Talk about Domestic Violence?

A new survey found most Protestant senior pastors seldom address domestic violence from the pulpit.

Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible

Mark Galli was told to limit the amount of scripture in his sermons. Cutting down on the number of Bible verses “would save time and, it was strongly implied, would better hold people’s interest.”

Who Chose Bishops/Elders/Pastors in the Early Church?

In the Didache, the author(s) definitely expected the church to choose “bishops” for themselves. There is no mention of bishops, elders, or deacons being appointed by others for the church.

The Coming Evangelical Divide

Can't we all just get along? No, we can't.

Rick Warren to Pastors: ‘There is No Testimony Without a Test’

Sharing how he has coped after his son’s suicide, Rick Warren urges pastors to let their times of suffering be acts of ministry.

'Our Journey of Hope' Equips Churches to Help Those with Cancer

In 2013, CTCA launched “Our Journey of Hope,” a cancer care ministry outreach program to help cancer patients find strength and hope in God.

Does the Size of Your Church Matter to God?

Roger shares his thoughts on the problem with "Competitive Christianity" in the Church.

6 Ways to Keep Visitors Coming Back to Church

It’s not about numbers; it’s about souls who know Jesus. But we should all pray that the Lord would add to our number day by day those who are being saved.

7 Things Pastors’ Wives Wish You Knew

In honor of the women in our lives and churches, I surveyed a group of pastors’ wives for their thoughts on ministry and marriage.

How to Bring Back Young Adults Who Have Left the Faith

No matter how far young adults go from Christ, there’s hope for them to return to faith if Christians like you reach out to them. Here's how to start.

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