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What Does It Mean to Carry Your Cross?

Following Jesus means to walk in His footsteps. It means to take upon yourself His purpose and mission in the world. It means braving the dangers of an evil world for the sake of an unbendable love for God and for people

4 Fundamentals for Effective Discipleship

Mission statements may be unique, and denominations different, but their purpose is the same — effective discipleship.

Operation Christmas Child: Shoebox Outreach Opens Doors and Hearts

Through Operation Christmas Child outreach events, communities are uniting and families are hearing the Gospel.

Wisdom From Experience for Church Planters and Pastors

I was meeting with a potential church planter and some wisdom from the years of experience flooded my mind. I think they are valuable for all leaders, but especially my friends in ministry.

Something for Everyone in the Christmas Story – 20 Examples

In more ways than we expect, there really is something for everyone in the Christmas story. Consider this surprising list.

Christmas Teaches Us The Kind of People God Uses

The Christmas story shows us that God does things differently. You might even call His way sneaky. God uses people we might overlook.

5 Simple Steps To Share the Gospel

In Acts 8:26-40, we see an account that outlines five simple steps we can follow to share the Gospel with the people we encounter in our everyday lives.

Do Contemporary Churches Make Disciples?

Is it any surprise that contemporary churches are filled with people who do not demonstrate a significant difference from the rest of society?

Is Your Approach to Ministry Strategic?

An intentional approach to ministry only happens when we are intentional in our evaluation and design. No church accidentally creates disciples.

Two Peoples, One Church

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is coordinating relief work with Christians on both sides of the Israel-Gaza border.

How a Friend’s Stand for Christ Made an Eternal Difference

The Gospel is the power of God for salvation, for rebels like me and rebels like you. Make a stand for Christ and trust Him to use it for His glory. That stand may just save a soul.

A Theology of Creation Care

We have been charged to care for God’s creation. To be stewards of all that God has made and entrusted to us.

11 Obstacles to Effective Discipleship

Do we give up in this work? No, we recognize the obstacles and push around them. Making effective disciples is not optional for us. 

Why the Church Needs a Greater Sense of Wonder

After twenty-four years of pastoral ministry, I have found the one thing the church in our day loves most is change and innovation, but the one thing we need most is a sense of wonder.

8 Blessings of Studying Your Bible

Studying your Bible can sometimes feel burdensome, difficult, confusing and unexciting. But these wonderful blessings come when you are willing to do so.

5 Marks of a Great Christian Leadership

Over the years I have had the privilege of knowing, working with and serving under some great Christian leadership. These leaders were not always the flashiest but they all carried a certain gravitas that everyone could sense.

Building a Church Staff? Don’t Hire Yourself

Leaders like to associate with other like-minded leaders. That’s perfectly natural. So, when adding to the team, in my experience, people typically tend to...

New Kinds of Churches Are the Hope of the Future

The hope of the future include things like messy churches and heavy metal churches, as well as pub churches, microchurches, dinner churches or house churches and other missional communities.

How to Attract a Leader – And How to Keep One!

How to attract a leader? Great question. I have a simple solution. This is the number one principle, in my opinion, for attracting leaders.

10 Reasons Why a Small Church Tends To Stay Small

Want your church to reach people? Avoid these pitfalls.

Tauren Wells ‘Crazy About You’ Lyrics Labeled ‘Biblically in Error’ by...

Tauren Wells shared earlier this week that his from his song “Crazy About You” has been denied airplay from at least 13 Christian radio stations because radio programmers claim it is theologically incorrect.

Matt Chandler, Part 1: How the 2022 Controversy Has Impacted His...

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how God has brought healing in his life and ministry following the controversy he walked through in 2022. 

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