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Worship as the Ultimate Act

Worship as the Ultimate Act

Worship is one of those fascinating topics that can both unite and divide the church.
Why Dying Churches Die

Why Dying Churches Die

Many churches are dying.
Racism

I Don’t Have the Luxury of Ignoring Racism Anymore

None of us gathered there would call ourselves racists or would even think that. But what we are guilty of is apathy.
500% More Second Time Guests Than The Average Church

500 Percent More Second-Time Guests Than the Average Church

If an unchurched person returns time and time again, Bruce notes that a lot of these people (even adults) will trust Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Joel Osteen

What’s the Problem With Joel Osteen?

"I’m discouraged by the behavior of leaders who criticize, attack or diminish the significance of other Christian ministers," says Philip Wagner.
How Can I Forgive Myself?

How Can I Forgive Myself?

"If I need to forgive myself, it suggests that I am the God that I have offended and need to appease."
Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson’s Primer on Social Justice

“True leadership is measured by how you treat the poor and neglected,” Bryan Stevenson reminds us.
8 Reasons Excellence Must Be Standard For Churches

8 Reasons Excellence Must Be Standard for Churches

Everything we do as a church must be done for the glory of God.
5 Ways to Minister to Other Christians This Sunday

5 Ways to Minister to Other Christians This Sunday

According to the book of Romans, every Christian is called upon by God to minister the Word of God to other believers.
What Mark Zuckerberg Knows About Making Disciples

What Mark Zuckerberg Knows About Making Disciples

"Mark Zuckerberg and Jesus may have more in common than you think. Both are masters at making disciples—it’s just that Mark may not know it yet."
5 Reasons Church Organizational Changes Fail

5 Reasons Church Organizational Changes Fail

The change is a substitute for dealing with people issues.
7 Ways We Put a Not Welcome Sign on Our Church

7 Ways We Put a Not Welcome Sign on Our Church

"None of us would purposely place a 'Closed for Business' sign on our churches—so we must be careful we haven’t done so by our unintentional actions."
Leadership Evangelism: How Your Church Can Double in Three Years (or Less)

Leadership Evangelism: How Your Church Can Double in Three Years (or Less)

Leadership Evangelism is the process by which senior pastors single-handedly ignite a movement within their church that will cause it to double in size in three years or less.
7 Common Reasons Churches Have a Dramatic Decline in Attendance

7 Common Reasons Churches Have a Dramatic Decline in Attendance

We consider a church to be in dramatic decline when the average worship attendance drops by 20 percent or more in three months or less.
10 Differences Between a Believer and a Christian

10 Differences Between a Believer and a Christian

A believer believes in Jesus. A Christian follows his commands.
3 Ways the Gospel Might Divide a Church

3 Ways the Gospel Might Divide a Church

A curious thing happens when a church and its shepherds are committed to this radical notion of gospel-centrality.
There Are Souls to Be Saved: How Can We Rest?

There Are Souls to Be Saved: How Can We Rest?

“Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans."
Your Faith Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Real

Your Faith Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Real

The Bible is full of people whose lives were defined by acts of faith, yet they were deeply flawed.
Where in the Bible does Missions Begin?

David Platt: Mission Has Been the Purpose of Our Lives from the Beginning of...

David Platt, President of the International Mission Board, tells us that the call to missions began much longer before Matthew’s Gospel.
#NormalizeRisk

#NormalizeRisk

When teenagers experience a Christianity that normalizes risk then it not only drives their faith deeper, but it takes their faith wider.
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