15 Ideas to Spark Extraordinary Church Growth

Not every church is the same. What works for one may not work for another. To help spark new ways to improve your church, Church Fuel recommends these church growth ideas.

R.C. Sproul: The Christian’s Duty To Hold Firm

The nineteenth-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for his declaration that “God is dead.” That brief dictum does not give the whole story.

5 Reasons to Celebrate Easter Sunday BIG!

Here's why we celebrate Easter Sunday, and why we should celebrate Easter Sunday BIG!

Does Having a Savings Account Mean I Don’t Trust God?

In his parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus warns against excessive savings, not against all savings.

4 Encouragements for Pastors on Monday Morning

“Don’t quit on a Monday.” This is a common axiom among pastors, and with good reason. Monday is often the hardest day of the week for those who lead a church or ministry. 

Palm Sunday Sermon: What Kind of King Did You Expect?

You'll want to read this before you preach any Palm Sunday sermon! Have you ever asked yourself, “If this was a triumphal entry, then why did they crucify Jesus at the end of the week?”

8 Attitude Adjustments for Church Life

I like using the terms faithfulness and fruitfulness to describe the progress congregations are to make. It allows leaders to focus on disciple-making as the primary work rather than events designed to simply assemble crowds.

3 Core Values of People Who Actually Made a Difference in the World

Being a winner means you step up even when you don’t feel like it; this is the key to integrity and being a noble person.

Does the Church Need More Heart Knowledge or More Head Knowledge?

I’ve heard people say, “We don’t need more head knowledge in the church today; we need heart knowledge.” But the problem is not that we know too much!

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."

When God Whispers: The Surprising Power of Everyday Obedience

With all of the talk of a potential revival sweeping the nation right now, I think it’s a good time to discuss the difference between “the fire of spiritual revival” and “the whisper of daily obedience.”

Why Church Membership Is Important

The aim of the church is to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by pursuing people to believe in Jesus and turn to Him for salvation.

The Distance Between Me and God? Not Far

Turn away from the screen, turn off the music, and invite him into the room. You won’t have to wait long. He is not far.

Sermons to Encourage Mothers: 20 Mother’s Day Worship Resources

Need ideas for sermons to encourage mothers and women? Use these resources to share the Gospel with members and visitors!

5 Practices That Help Turn a Prayer Moments to a Prayer Movement

As prayer changes our heart and our behavior, then we as leaders change and have greater opportunity to lead others to change. That is where moments in prayer can become a prayer movement

Pastor: Get Up and Try Again

Jesus has succeeded in every way that we have failed, and with Christ in us, we discover a new capacity through Him to get up and try again.

How to Pastor and Befriend Creatives

At Sojourn, here's what we learned about each other, and about how to befriend creatives, pastor them, and mentor or live as a spouse with a Romantic/Originalist/Artist.

The Jesus Revolution: A Movie Worth Seeing and Sharing

Many people have told me they have seen Jesus Revolution and were very moved by it. Many of us older people you know likely came to Jesus either in the center of or on the fringes of that Jesus Revolution.

5 Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make on Sundays (and How to Avoid Them)

The very day we want to be at our best requires more from us than any other day. As a result, we can easily make one or more of the five biggest mistakes pastors make on Sundays.

Manhood Under Spiritual Attack – 5 Attacks on the Souls of Men

Why is manhood under spiritual attack? I have talked to pastors and leaders of men’s ministry all over the country, and here are what I believe to be five of the primary battles against the souls of men.

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.