Easter Service Planning Guide

Easter Service Planning Guide

Easter is quickly approaching, and with that, many church leaders have already jumped into the somewhat frantic mode of all things Easter service preparations. No matter where you are in the scheme of planning, studying, or praying, though, here are ...

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5 Reasons You May Not be Growing as a Church

5 Reasons You May Not be Growing as a Church

It’s one of the most pressing questions pastors and church leaders ask themselves: “Why aren’t we growing?” Sure, not every mission’s soil will yield the same fruit, but we’re not talking about overall size.  Just the idea that biblically, we ...

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3 Lessons from the Extraordinary Life and Leadership of Coach Wooden

3 Lessons from the Extraordinary Life and Leadership of Coach Wooden

As March Madness begins, it’s instructive to reflect on the life and leadership of John Wooden. Wooden was more than a remarkable basketball coach; he was a faithful follower of Jesus. Most people know the legendary basketball coach for the ...

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10 Steps to a Great Easter Service at Your Church

10 Steps to a Great Easter Service at Your Church

Easter Sunday will be a great time of celebration for Christians around the globe, and we should make the very most of this holy season. Statistics tell us that churches have more guests on Easter Sunday than any other Sunday ...

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5 Communication Skills All Pastors Need besides Preaching

5 Communication Skills All Pastors Need besides Preaching

Preaching and communicating are not necessarily the same thing. This is not a post about preaching. This is a post about how some people are great preachers, but not great communicators. There may be a difference. I know and have ...

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16 Reasons Not to be a Sermon Stealer

16 Reasons Not to be a Sermon Stealer

The following note arrived over the weekend: We have discovered that our pastor is preaching sermons directly from your website virtually verbatim. He has been confronted on this issue and doesn’t see it as a problem. How do you feel ...

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3 Tests of Balanced Preaching

3 Tests of Balanced Preaching

In his classic book Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones described three different kinds of sermons that every pastor needs to preach: 1. Sermons that teach or instruct. These are messages for the church with a more doctrinal or theological focus. 2. ...

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5 Reliable Ways to Hold down the Stress

5 Reliable Ways to Hold down the Stress

Stress can kill... or it can push you to produce your best. What makes the difference? Here are 5 keys to manage stress and not let it manage you.

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Do We Really Need Preaching?

Do We Really Need Preaching?

Do churches still need preaching? Couldn’t we just have discussions and testimonies instead? Bryan Chapell examines the issue in this video.

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4 Reasons NOT to be a Pastor

4 Reasons NOT to be a Pastor

“I mean, seriously, you only have to speak on Sundays for like 30 minutes.” “How much golf do you get to play each week?” “It must be nice to only work on Sundays.” “What cartoons do you watch the most ...

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