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 Larry Moyer on Jul 6, 2011
God wants a church to grow because it's winning the lost to Christ and discipling them to reach others.
By Ray Hollenbach on Mar 15, 2012
Do numbers alone tell the story of success? What kind of numbers caught Jesus' attention?
By Perry Noble on Aug 2, 2011
Avoid these declining church values and embrace positive growth in your church.
By Steven Furtick on Sep 1, 2011
"The crisis facing the church today isn’t what people are getting fed on Sundays," says Steven Furtick.
By Jim Egli on Jan 8, 2013
Some preachers resist the idea of multiple sites. But what if technology increases your effectiveness?
By Ed Stetzer on Feb 23, 2018
Ed Stetzer discusses the importance of transformation in the life of a Christian and offers points to assist the preacher in helping their congregation see it through.
By Thom Rainer on Jul 19, 2010
Why does spiritual growth sometimes stall out in believers? Thom Rainer offers his view and solutions from a study of the Corinthian church.
By C.j. Mahaney on Nov 13, 2017
"If more people approached the Bible with a deep sense of helplessness, and hope-filled reliance on God’s merciful assistance, there would be far more seeing and savoring and transformation than there is.”
By Lance Witt on Jan 22, 2018
This week work at paying attention to your soul. Listen to your emotions. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what is going on beneath the surface of all your “doing”.