By Rick Warren on Jun 3, 2017
In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching. The message is still the most important element of a worship service for the unchurched.
By Charles Stone on Jun 21, 2017
The brain is a masterpiece of God’s creation. It grows rapidly from birth until the mid-twenties. Unfortunately, it’s downhill from there. Even though you can’t avoid getting older, you can take some simple steps to keep your brain sharp.
By Lance Witt on Dec 12, 2016
When it comes to correction, rebuke, or confrontation, to say it’s uncomfortable is a massive understatement. The truth is, pastors avoid it at all costs. That has certainly been true of me.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 20, 2017
There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Do you know what they are?
By Ron Edmondson on Oct 10, 2016
Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Oct 3, 2016
Pastors aren’t fake; the struggle is real.
By Michael Duduit on Oct 8, 2016
My friend Clayton King, who has never served as a senior pastor (and had not expected to), suddenly found himself leading one of the nation’s largest congregations as interim pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina.
By Josh Reich on Jun 6, 2017
Let’s face it, when someone hurts us, we can brush it off and often move on. We can be tough, ignore it, deal with it or get even (although that rarely helps), but something changes when it is our spouse, kids, a close friend or a family member who is hurt. We feel powerless in that moment.
By Lance Witt on Jun 5, 2017
Growing in knowledge is important, but knowledge without relationship is dangerous. That was one of the big issues Jesus had with the Pharisees. They had biblical knowledge but their heart was far from God.
By Lance Witt on Jun 12, 2017
Outside the walls of your church, there is a spiritual harvest waiting to be reaped. Like Jesus, we must be broken for the broken.
By Charles Stone on Dec 1, 2017
For pastors, Sunday can be the most draining day of the week. Intense people interaction, teaching or preaching, seeing our critics, trying to remember names, and attempting to put our own problems aside to listen to other peoples' problems add up to a stress-filled day. The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the 5 biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays. Evaluate this list to find out how many you make.
By Lance Witt on Nov 14, 2016
It’s not just what you say, but how you say it.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 23, 2017
There are some things I wore as badges of honor as a young leader I no longer wear as badges of honor today. What breaks my heart is I see many leaders falling into the same patterns I did.
By Lance Witt on May 29, 2017
Ultimately, if God is not working in you, the joy of his work through you will be short-lived.
By Charles Stone on Jul 4, 2017
In the midst of caring for others, it is easy to neglect our own soul. What are safeguards that keep us from drifting away from God?