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How Important Is It for Believers To Be Debt Free?

If we take God’s Word seriously, we should avoid debt when we can, since “the borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). Here's why it's important for Christians to pursue being debt free.

Building a Platform Beyond Self Promotion

I regularly see people retweeting themselves. Think about that. Those people building a platform or building their name regularly attack people with larger platforms.

12 Random Questions I Would Like to Ask Pastors

What’s your least favorite part of doing pastoral ministry? For me, I think it’s having confrontational meetings—even though I know they’re necessary at times.

12 Ways to Make Sure Easter Guests Don’t Come Back

If you actually care about Easter guests and irregular church attendees because you believe they matter to God, you might consider doing just the opposite of this list.

Hitting a Church Growth Barrier? Getting Bigger Isn’t Your Only Option

Should you, as a pastor, adjust your leadership style to accommodate a larger congregation? Or is there a way to allow for and encourage church growth that won’t require such a radical shift?

4 Temptations Single People Deal With

There are four major temptations for single Christians when it comes to pursuing a potential spouse. Life is definitely not easy for single people...but it gets even harder if you're married to the wrong person.

When Workplace Policies Contradict Your Christian Convictions

The question of what Christians ought to do when the moral convictions of their workplaces contradict their own has recently become an issue of increasing concern. 

3 Ways to Prevent an Attitude of Entitlement in Your Kids

The culture around us has gradually shifted America’s mindset to believe that we all have our rights, including the “right” to have what we want,...

The Least of These: A Guide to Practicing a Faith Without Margins

There are four key practices, based on biblical principles, that can help us better show God’s love to “the least of these.” Ask these questions to move yourself and your church toward concrete action in this area.

7 Trademarks of an Unhealthy Friendship

"I wish I could go back in time and pull words out of the ears of my wife, children and friends, but in that moment, I was blind."

8 Terrible Reasons To Leave a Church

Perhaps more than ever before, people are leaving (or changing) churches en masse. While there may be some reasons to leave a church that are legitimate, here are eight that aren't.

4 Members Who Tear Down the Church

The arm chair critic, the non-attending member, the divisive member, and the busy-body. These members who tear down the church all have a common thread: self-centeredness.

How Do We Steer a Course Between Compassion and Wisdom?

I believe the Scriptures call us to both compassion and wisdom. But I don’t think the Scriptures call us to an easy answer on these questions.

7 Tips for Church Marketing and Communication

Church marketing and communication is important. Here are seven tips for effectively communicating with the people in your congregation, as well as raising awareness of your church in the community at large.

3 Stereotypes of Christians (And How to Change Them)

Pastor/author Dan Kimball reveals the most common stereotypes of Christians and the Church, what people wish church was like—and why you should be listening to these emerging voices.

10 Church Poisons That Will Kill Any Church

I’m reminded there are certain poisons that are causes of death. I call them church poisons because they are deadly, but they are avoidable. The churches that die from them do so by their own hand.

How to Grow in Intimacy With God

The truth we need to remember is that Almighty God, who made Heaven and Earth, wants to be in relationship with us and wants us to know Him the way He knows us.

5 Ways to Deepen Your Integrity

Here are five ways we can deepen our integrity in a world that seems to discourage it, as taken from the life of Daniel.

7 Strategies in a New Leadership Position

I realized I’m only one person and although everyone wanted some of my time and there were more ideas than we could ever accomplish, I knew I would burnout if I didn’t pace myself. This meant I said no to some things – really many things

There is Only One Kind of Sinner

Before God, we are all sinners. And there is only one kind of sinner. There are not successful, high-capacity sinners and unpromising, down-and-out sinners.

Josh Butler Addresses Criticisms of His TGC Article About ‘God’s Vision...

Josh Butler, who was at the center of an online tempest earlier this month because of an article he wrote for The Gospel Coalition, appeared on Preston Sprinkle’s Theology in the Raw podcast Monday to explain what he was trying to communicate in his article and to address the pushback against it.

Sean Nemecek on the ‘Long, Slow Slide’ Into Burnout and How...

Sean Nemecek joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the warning signs that church leaders are burning out, how they can become healthy again, and the steps they can take to avoid burnout in the first place.

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