By Mark Dance on Jul 27, 2015
Mark Dance: “Pastors do not need to be pushy, but neither do we need to be pushovers.”
By Lance Witt on Mar 11, 2016
In the middle of this election year, the amount of vicious attack and trash talking has reached a new high (or low). I think it is time that we as pastors take the lead in helping our congregations and communities know how to treat one another.
By Lance Witt on Jun 13, 2016
Culture is one of things that is hard to define but easy to feel. You certainly feel it when you visit a foreign country and you bump up against different customs and ways of doing things, but you also feel it when you enter a business or a church. There is a certain style or personality of an organization that is an expression of culture. I sometimes think of culture as the organization’s “way” of doing what they do. There is a Ritz Carlton “way” of doing customer service. There is a Starbucks “way” of doing business. There is a Crossroads Church “way” of doing ministry.
By Trevin Wax on Mar 28, 2017
What if the biggest danger ahead for Christians today is something we don’t expect, but should?
By Mike Breen on Oct 19, 2013
It's tempting. It's alluring. And it's the best way to kill your church.
By Ron Edmondson on Aug 1, 2016
You can’t recruit leaders – at least not effectively – if you never develop a culture to do so.
Reproducing cultures reproduce leaders.
By Karina Kreminski on Nov 30, 2016
It saddens me that some people see the need for change in the church, yet God’s people keep doing the same thing as if minor tweaking will stop the decline of the Western church.
By Joe Mckeever on Jul 9, 2018
No gospel worker who remains aloof from the culture where he goes to minister will have much effect on it.
By Eugene Peterson on Jul 25, 2012
"I grew up in a culture which was very entertainment-centered. Pastors were really good storytellers, and they were attractive people, glamorous."
By Steve Smith on Dec 3, 2016
When I practice Advent, I get the opportunity to yet again, start my life over. I am invited to step out and away from my old ways and to begin new ways of living better–living in a different rhythm; living in a deeper–more sacred way.
By Glenn Packiam on Jan 13, 2017
Should I tell the team what I want them to do or should I let them create on their own?
By Brandon Kelley on Jan 27, 2017
Timothy Keller seems to have the pulse of our present culture in a way that I’ve not encountered before.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 14, 2016
So as a church leader – as views on sexuality, family, parenting, drugs, finance and other values change – how do you respond? What do you do when the world for which you trained—maybe even the world where your approach was once effective—is disappearing before your eyes?
By Focus On The Family on Sep 15, 2017
As Christians, we all know how important it is to equip kids with a sense of joy in reading God’s Word and the confidence to freely express their faith in Jesus. But that goal is becoming more difficult in today’s culture.
By Mary Wiley on Dec 12, 2017
"We live in a microwave meals, listen-to-podcasts-in-double-time world. We want more with less; work smarter not harder. However, the move forward or get left behind mentality of today is not a good transferrable principle for discipleship. Mostly because discipleship is all about people, and people can’t be boiled down to a series of tasks. People are messy and their needs aren’t linear."