By Charles Stone on May 11, 2016
Pastors must craft compelling, Spirit-led services if we are to entice the unchurched to attend and keep attending. What they experience at church must be worth the price of giving up their relaxing mornings at home.
By Lance Witt on Jul 25, 2016
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage. Being a coward comes quite naturally to me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t like rejection. I am definitely not a fan of pain. All of these are essential qualities of a coward.
By Lance Witt on Oct 24, 2016
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage.
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?
By Nathan Aaseng on May 3, 2013
"Don't confuse me with the one who saves souls; I'm just a messenger bearing good news."
By Lance Witt on Feb 5, 2016
Preaching is not only about only about communication technique and accurately “dividing the Word”. The best preaching flows from a healthy soul.
By Charles Stone on Mar 13, 2017
Although we intuitively understand how to refuel ourselves, we often don’t do it. He challenged us to ask why we don’t.
By Ray Hollenbach on Feb 20, 2015
We are loaded down with so many "shoulds," we find ourselves paralyzed by the inability to apply what we know.
By Lance Witt on Oct 9, 2017
"There is nothing worse than trying to inspire people to be passionate about God when you have little or no passion yourself. There is nothing more empty feeling than trying to connect people to God when you feel disconnected from God."
By Randy Alcorn on Jan 10, 2018
The pain was great, but God’s grace rose to the occasion. Despite his heartbreak, Spafford could say without pretense, “It is well with my soul.”
By Lance Witt on Oct 23, 2017
When pastoring is your job, it adds complexity to simply loving Jesus. To live and lead from a healthy soul, we must learn the art of separating our own personal pursuit of loving Jesus from our “ministry” of leading in the church.
By Lance Witt on Oct 16, 2017
"In ministry, there are certain tensions that we must live with. Sometimes they seem contradictory, but they are tensions that are actually healthy for us."
By Alan Nelson on Feb 1, 2010
Alan Nelson explains the concept of spiritual intelligence and offers pastors and church leaders a chance to assess theirs.
By Randy Alcorn on Dec 7, 2017
"If a young man without modern medicine and dying of an excruciating disease could make choices that brought him happiness in Christ, surely we can too."
By Bruce Johnson on Jun 6, 2015
The point of an illustration is to provide "a window to the soul." Here is one man's soul-opening method.