What Five Words Express the Message of Christianity?

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The idea of clarity, simplicity, and the gospel has been following me around lately: Last night in one our coaching cohorts (FYI, a …
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‘American Bible Challenge’ — the Best Game Show Since ‘Jeopardy’

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By Phil Boatwright I recently viewed the pilot episode of GSN's new series "The American Bible Challenge," an original one-hour game show …
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The American Bible Society, the Good News Bible, and Missiology


Recently at a LifeWay chapel service, we hosted Dr. Lamar Vest, who is the President and CEO of the American Bible Society. I had the …
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Invest in Others: 7 Steps to Develop Leaders

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The greatest and highest calling of a leader is to replace themselves. The Lord said to Elijah…anoint Elisha to succeed you as prophet. …
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Carefully Plan How You Will Pass the Torch


Do you ever think about the people that will be coming after you? Are you currently training somebody to do what you do so that in the event …
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Create Connecting Steps that are Easy, Obvious and Strategic

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Public Service Announcement: If you want to connect unconnected people you’re going to have to create connecting steps that are easy, …
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Rescuing the Sermon (and the Worshipers) from Dead Outlines

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Have you ever read something and all the bells went off inside you? "That's it! That's what I've been thinking!" The author has been reading …
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Six Ways to Say No


One of the struggles that many Christian leaders have is in the area of time management. It's important to be disciplined with how you use …
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The Identity of a Pastor

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If you can’t define who you are, someone else will do it for you, and the best way to define who you are is to understand whose you are. …
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One Way Your Church is Missing it with Twitter

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Social Media Church for a conversation about—you guessed it—social media. I had a …
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