The Power of Gratitude

By Greg Paul
The figures at the far end of the city park I was about to enter, lurking just outside the bright cone of a streetlight, had the hulking, rounded look acquired by homeless people… read more

The Circle and the Line

By Adam Thomas
Mark 9:30-37 Every day of my fourth grade year, my class lined up at the end of recess to go back inside. The bell rang, and we raced to our spots in the queue. But the race was… read more

7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

By Ron Edmondson
Insecurity always shows up in a person's life. It can be disguised, but it can't be hidden. Insecure people, or people who aren't secure in who they are personally or comfortable… read more

Thanksgiving Day FREE Service

By Nancy C. Townley
The free order of service, is excerpted from Praise Now! 2 by Nylea L. Butler-Moore and Nancy C. Townley. The service includes a skit, welcome, prayers, suggested music, worship… read more

Double Life: Bi-Vocational Pastors

By Matt Appling
"A Double Life" A few years ago, I thought I knew where I would be today. I had answered the call to be a pastor, and had enrolled in seminary. I was headed down the road of full… read more

Worship for Kids: November 27, 2011

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Isaiah 64:1-9. The abstract theological language and poetic imagery of this passage are hard for children to understand. But its… read more

With the Time Willimon Saves Using Ministry Matters...

By William H. Willimon
William H. Willimon is Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has been named as one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the… read more

Lori Wilhite's Advice for Pastors' Wives

By Lori Wilhite
Lori Wilhite is founder of leadingandlovingit.com for Pastors' Wives and Women in Ministry and the wife of Jud Wilhite, Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas… read more

Gabriel's Questions

By Max Lucado
Gabriel must have scratched his head at this one. He wasn't one to question his God-given missions. Sending fire and dividing seas were all in an eternity's work for this angel… read more

How Mike Slaughter Prepares Messages

By Mike Slaughter
Learn how Mike Slaughter, acclaimed author and Senior Pastor of Ginghamsburg Church, prepares his Sunday message. Check out his Message Bin with the "Why Jesus?" series he… read more

Mayberry Church Discipline

By Shane Raynor
One of my all time favorite episodes of The Andy Griffith Show is titled, "Opie the Birdman". 7-year old Opie brings home a slingshot, and in spite of Andy's warnings to be… read more

Do I Have to Go to Church?

By Mary Alice Gran
Every parent has heard, "Do I have to go to church today?" The reasons a child asks the question are as varied as the responses. It may relate to previous experiences at church or … read more
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