By Ken Collins on Oct 29, 2018
Here are four reasons veteran preacher Ken Collins preaches. How many purposes do you have?
By Rick Warren on Jan 19, 2013
Rick Warren explains what he calls "Purpose Driven Preaching."
By Joseph Mattera on Dec 5, 2013
Preaching is vital to God's purposes--that's why we must get it right.
By David Padfield on Sep 13, 2019
People today have very little respect for preaching—maybe it's because they don't know the purpose of preaching.
By Don Ballard on Apr 30, 2018
How can pastors apply Stephen Covey's principle, 'Begin With the End in Mind', to the area of preaching and teaching the Bible?
By Lance Witt on Aug 4, 2016
“What does true “unity” look like practically? If Jesus’ prayer was answered, what would be the evidence?”
By Jared Wilson on Jan 16, 2021
Every Christian must be a theologian. This is something I tell my church often. The looks I get from some surprised souls are the evidence that I have not yet adequately communicated that the purposeful theological study of God by lay people is important.
By Joe Mckeever on Jun 3, 2020
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 Max Lucado on May 16, 2018
"I really believe the purpose of Scripture is to give us this authoritative handbook. We have a place where we can take people when they come to us with questions so we're not just speaking out of our own opinion."
By Chris Surber on Nov 10, 2021
People usually listen closely to your first words--and your last. Make them meaningful.
By Rick Warren on Mar 12, 2018
I'll say it over and over: The purpose of preaching is obedience. That is why you should always preach for response, aiming for people to act on what is said.
By Jim Morgan on Dec 22, 2021
Jesus modeled discipleship and community engagement as an example for His Church to follow. He felt a small number of highly effective disciples would cover much more ground than a slew of casual followers.
By Kathleen And Kevin-Neil Ward on Apr 9, 2021
Today, something unexpected is happening. There is a small but distinct movement of young people abandoning the smoke machines, multi-purpose buildings and celebrity pastors of recent church models, and heading back towards traditional worship services, where sacraments are central, buildings are beautiful, and the liturgy has a historic rootedness about it.
By Dr. Nijay Gupta on Apr 8, 2021
The “missional theology” movement has injected energy and life into the church. Who isn’t inspired when reading Emil Brunner’s famous words, “The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning”? Missional theology has motivated many Christians and churches to seek out their purpose in God of bearing and embodying the good news of Jesus Christ.
By Lisa Eifert on Aug 23, 2016
All church ministries share one overarching purpose: Regardless of age, gender or race, they exist in service of God. However, just because ministries have overlapping agendas doesn’t mean the means through which to form them are the same. In fact, depending on the type of ministry, optimal organizational strategies often vary wildly.
Summer offers the perfect opportunity to focus on best practices for organizing one group in particular: the men’s ministry. Let’s count down five tips for forming—and sustaining—a vibrant men’s ministry within your church community.