By Wayne Cordeiro on Jul 19, 2011
"Congregations that never laugh find that forgiveness comes hard. In a church that laughs easily, forgiveness also comes easily. Allow your spirit to be lifted by laughter. It will do more than just improve your communication, it will change your church."
By Paul Loyless on Apr 22, 2020
Help prevent seasons of leadership loneliness in your ministry with these seven tips from Paul Loyless.
By Sermoncentral on Feb 18, 2017
Where does our sense of identity come from? This is the crucial question, the pinnacle of the problem.
By Michael Duduit on Dec 20, 2016
Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention.
By Peter Mead on Oct 6, 2018
Many preachers begin with "Open your Bibles ..." But how long do those Bibles stay open?
By Sermoncentral on Sep 15, 2012
John Piper talks about the little-known task of "spiritual midwifery."
By Philip Holmes on Jan 16, 2017
Humility and love that produces tough skin and tender hearts are essential as we have these conversations.
By Brandon Kelley on Jul 1, 2017
Do you want more people to walk away from the church gathering and actually remember the big idea from your sermon? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t?
By John Mcclure on May 13, 2020
What will I preach on? Whether you're asking this question a week, a month, or a year in advance of the Sunday in question, you're looking for inspiration.
By Joseph Mattera on Dec 5, 2013
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.
By Peter Mead on Jun 21, 2014
When I genuinely have had to prepare at the last minute, then I ask God for help and know that He understands.
By Donald Whitney on Sep 26, 2016
As the pressures of life increase and more deadlines loom, it becomes harder to maintain time for the devotional life. And herein is where the erosion begins.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Aug 6, 2016
It comes up in a surprising number of conversations these days. And no one’s quite sure how to respond to it.
The issue? Even committed church attenders are attending church less often.
By Joe Mckeever on Sep 21, 2016
You’re sitting in his church listening to him preach. He’s not five minutes into the message before you realize Mr. Hotshot is appearing before you in the flesh. His words and mannerisms give him away.
By Sherman Haywood Cox on Mar 5, 2019
We want to give people hope, but why should we shield them from the pain of living?