Discipline and Accountability in a Church Shopper's Market

by Shane Raynor
I grew up in The United Methodist Church, but I wasn’t confirmed until high school. It was about that time that I first encountered The Book of Discipline. I’m not… read more

8 Most Dangerous Leadership Traits

by Ron Edmondson
There are no perfect leaders . . . except for Jesus. For the rest of us, we each have room for improvement. Most of us live with flaws in our leadership. Good leaders learn to… read more

When Is It O.K. to Pray in Public?

by Robert A. Ratcliff
If someone asked you to lead in prayer at a public school assembly, what would you do? What if it were before a public high school football game? That’s easy, you say; if… read more

Review: Make or Break Your Church in 365 Days

by Patricia Farris
Paul Borden writes as someone who knows, or rather, as someone who has learned the hard way, all that is truly involved in church renewal. As Executive Minister of Growing Healthy … read more

The Dance of Ministry

by Jay Voorhees
A hundred pounds and two kids ago I was a dancer. In fact, I was a dance caller for the local contra dance group that meets every Friday night in Nashville. For those who… read more

You're Not My Pastor

by Keith Anderson
It's 2001 and I'm in my first class at the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, Professor Tim Wengert’s amazing Lutheran Confessions course.  At the time, Professor… read more
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