Pastors and Lay Leaders Should Become Local Missiologists

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By Craig Sanders "One of the greatest things you can do is to become a missiologist in your community and a mission strategist for your …
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Why Your View of Politics May Be Wrong

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By James A. Smith Sr. Your view of politics — or, more specifically, the role of Christians and Christianity in politics — is probably …
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Three Aspects of Gospel-driven Prayer

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By Chuck Kelley This week the United States will be voting in one of the most important presidential elections we have ever had. …
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Five Difficult Challenges Pastors Face

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Serving as a pastor may be one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Indeed, it may be an impossible job to do in our own strength. I …
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Secure Leaders Are Better Communicators (Let’s Puke)

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NEVER have I heard of organization/church where there was a collective expression : “Enough already. We’ve heard about this too …
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Creating Your “Refined” Preferred Future

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If you’ve been along for very much of this conversation, you’ve seen this diagram.  Adapted from an idea of Glen Hiemstra’s, I use this …
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Pastors Are a Mess… Just Like Everyone Else

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I am a pastor. I work in a church. I am also a mess. I went with a buddy to Gold’s Gym one time. One time. Everyone there looked …
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How to Deal with Transition

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Life will always bring unexpected situations our way.  Things can change drastically from one day to the next.  A new opportunity can …
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Why Are There So Many Single Adults?

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I have been single my entire adult life. Because I am single, I have had a front row experience of how churches are reaching and growing …
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Vision Statements are Worthless Without a Game Plan

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Most of us have been to a pep rally at some time in our lives or a sporting event where we cheer for our team.  There is some humor and a …
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