6 Subtle Signs that Your Church is Dying

6 Subtle Signs that Your Church is Dying

When you go to the doctor for a check up, they take your vitals. Blood pressure, weight, pulse—all of these are indicators of health. If something is wrong or there is an illness lurking, these and other tests may point ...

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3 Pitfalls Young Leaders Must Avoid

3 Pitfalls Young Leaders Must Avoid

I’m young. And I’m a leader (at least of my family, my church, and in some disconnected sense, to my small audience of readers). It’s exciting to be a leader, but it’s also sobering and carries many responsibilities. As I interact ...

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10 Hidden Traps that Trip Pastors Up

10 Hidden Traps that Trip Pastors Up

Through the years, I have come across more than one leader who was stranded on the side of the road, leg entangled in an ugly trap. They were hurt and bleeding, and their leadership was sidelined. I have listed a ...

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7 Traits of False Teachers

7 Traits of False Teachers

A few months ago I began a short series called “The False Teachers.” I wanted to look back through church history to meet some of the people who have undermined the church at various points. We looked at historical figures ...

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5 Reasons to Keep Bringing Up Money

5 Reasons to Keep Bringing Up Money

Editor’s Note: Pastor Roger Barrier’s “Ask Roger” column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week, Dr. Barrier puts nearly 40 years of experience in the pastorate to work answering questions of doctrine or practice for laypeople, or giving advice ...

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3 Actions to Reduce “Killer Stress”

3 Actions to Reduce “Killer Stress”

Who experiences greater levels of stress: management or employees? The senior pastor or the ministers? Managers seem to think they do, but hard research data makes it clear: Employees experience greater stress, and that affects an individual’s well being and ...

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5 Ways to Protect Your Church from Hijacking by Social Causes

5 Ways to Protect Your Church from Hijacking by Social Causes

It’s a good sign when people in a local congregation see needs and want to meet them, see injustice and want to stop it, or see a good cause and want to support it. It’s a sign that their eyes ...

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6 Reasons Not to Be Swayed by Celebrity Pastors

6 Reasons Not to Be Swayed by Celebrity Pastors

Influence. It’s a funny thing. It’s inescapable–someone will always be perceived to have it or not have it, to either use or misuse it. We complain about it, but we also want to be influenced. Very few people are thorough-going ...

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When People Leave Your Church… and It’s Okay

When People Leave Your Church… and It’s Okay

When is it okay for a member or attender of your church to leave? First, let’s state the obvious. It’s never just “okay.” When someone leaves by choice to go to another church in your community, it’s a dagger through ...

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11 Questions Every Faithful Pastor Should Ask

11 Questions Every Faithful Pastor Should Ask

What questions do you ask yourself regularly as you seek to faithfully fulfill your calling as a pastor? Here are 11 that will help you evaluate two critical aspects of the public side of your ministry: preaching and the mission of the church. ...

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