By Kevin Deyoung on Jul 3, 2014
There's no shortage of effort or energy as we go about our tasks—until it comes to holiness.
By Chris Surber on Mar 23, 2017
In all of our efforts to be relevant are we forgetting the mysterious beauty of God?
By Lane Sebring on Oct 1, 2019
Some people think the work of the Holy Spirit is thwarted when the preacher makes an effort to improve his preaching.
By Leslie Holmes on Dec 7, 2013
Without recognizing there is a supernatural power in all truly great preaching, we can produce an empty homiletical exercise.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2019
Thom Rainer is a student of effective preachers. Compare your notes with his.
By Charles Stone on Jun 11, 2014
The time we invest in sermons and the time people invest in listening to them should make us pause to evaluate our efforts.
By Sermoncentral on May 7, 2016
I love people, but I need to let them know it. So it requires intentional effort to communicate that I’m touchable and approachable, that I care enough to listen and that I’m a safe place for people.
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 21, 2016
It’s tempting to waive the white flag, to throw your hands up in surrender, to the summer slump. Many churches simply resign their efforts and re-appropriate them in the fall. First on the chopping block of suspended ministries are groups.
By Dr. Stephen Nichols on Oct 27, 2017
"The reforming efforts of Wycliffe could not be quenched by the flames or stopped by a council’s declarations. This Morning Star shone brightly against the horizon, signaling the soon coming of daylight."
By Lance Witt on Jan 8, 2018
"When your car is aligned, it runs more efficiently, creates less wear and tear, and operates more smoothly. The same is true in creating alignment and teamwork within our ministries. It takes intentionality; you never drift into alignment. People with skill know how to get down inside the organization and align its systems and structures to increase effectiveness, minimize wasted effort, and achieve greater health."