By Mark Brooks on Aug 30, 2013
Clergy often tiptoe around the topic of money as if they were taking a walk through a minefield.
By Peter Mead on Oct 12, 2013
You need more than someone in the pulpit holding a Bible. Peter Mead warns us off of three "sub-gospel" habits.
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 5, 2019
Joe McKeever gets real with advice learned by the hard experience of many Easters.
By Glenn Packiam on Jul 23, 2012
I have a hunch that if more of us preachers had to think about our sermons leading into a humble approach to the Lord's Table, we would end not with an empty challenge for people to "do better."
By Karl Vaters on Aug 30, 2017
We're often told that small churches are failing at church growth. But sometimes church growth ideas are failing in smaller churches.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 2, 2018
Non-growing churches are not healthy, at least in some significant ways. Joe McKeever gives his input to help revive a church that seems to have "plateaued."
By Brandon Cox on Mar 18, 2017
Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others.
By Bruce Johnson on May 14, 2013
If we fail to get this one right, it's hard to keep our listeners with us.
By John Gilman Ii on May 13, 2016
How can a group of people who are committed to seeing something great happen and are willing to put in the time and energy it takes, only to see their vision fail?
By Sermoncentral on Dec 22, 2016
Many church leaders and members have such misperceptions about the unchurched, churches often fail to reach them, or even attempt to reach them.
By Joe Mckeever on Feb 6, 2018
After working for years among hundreds of small congregations, Joe McKeever speaks to the subtle growth barriers that tend to go unnoticed or unaddressed in stagnant churches.
By Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2017
When we talk with first-time guests about church websites, many of them share their surprise that the website fails to include bios or any information other than a name for the church staff.
By Tullian Tchividjian on Dec 5, 2011
Tullian Tchividjian: "If people walk away from my sermons thinking more about what they need to do than what Jesus has already done, I’ve failed to preach the Gospel."
By John Maxwell on Jun 30, 2011
Seeing yourself as a failure is a negative thinking pattern. It doesn’t make you feel any better, and, even more important, it doesn’t help you do any better in the future. To start “failing forward,” you need to look at failure differently.