Are you secretly sabotaging your church?

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Congratulations! Your church is on the move. Let’s say you are feeding the hungry. You are praying for and visiting the sick. You minister to those in prison, jail and the… read more

Can Small Groups Really Change the World?

By Lia McIntosh
Discipleship is a hot topic of conversation among the Christian church leaders that I support as a strategist and ministry coach. I get lots of questions along the lines of… read more

Why we can't stay out of politics

By Mark Lockard
Working as an editor for this site, I'm tasked with multiple responsibilities, including engaging with readers. I, with my colleagues, seek to publish interesting content that… read more

7 ways to deliver constructive criticism

By Ron Edmondson
There are times where someone needs to offer constructive criticism. In fact, the best leaders and the best organizations are made better by learning to receive, process and… read more

Curing Groupaphobia: Pretreating Fears in Small-Group Ministry

By Mike Schreiner, Ken Willard
Recently, I did an Internet search on fears. Most sites consisted of lists totaling more than nine thousand different types of fears—everything from ablutophobia, the fear… read more

Multiply Community Groups in Your Church

By Jim and Jennifer Cowart
G3 is short for Grab, Gather, and Grow. These three verbs are steps to help mobilize your church for tremendous growth. This system will help you achieve not only healthy numeric… read more

One plus one = 3

By Gregg Taylor
Matt’s an artist. He lives like an artist. Thinks like an artist. He looks like an artist.  A blue, knit bobble skull cap covers his brown unkempt hair, an… read more

5 situations you may need to micromanage

By Ron Edmondson
I prefer to be a macromanager. I like to lead leaders. This means I try to cast the vision for a team and get out of the way, releasing each team member to do his or her work in… read more

Few see Christianity as very important to be 'truly American'

By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
(RNS) Americans may pledge allegiance to "one nation under God," but they are divided on whether religion is essential to national identity. Nearly one-third of Americans view… read more

Trump vows to let churches engage in politics

By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service, Jerome Socolovsky / Religion News Service
(RNS) President Trump vowed in his first National Prayer Breakfast as chief executive to make good on a campaign promise to repeal the law that restricts political speech from the … read more

Worship Elements: March 5, 2017

By Bill Hoppe
First Sunday in Lent COLOR: PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 THEME IDEAS The central ideas for this first… read more

Keys to a Thriving Women's Bible Study Group

By Melissa Spoelstra
Whether you’re looking to start a women’s Bible study group or rejuvenate one that’s dwindling, there are some basic keys that can help any group leader develop… read more
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