Escaping the Fatal Flaw of Pastoral Ministry

Let’s face it: Pastors make a lot of mistakes. From forgetting people’s names to saying the wrong thing to someone […]

by Brian Ellerbach Jan 14
Three Keys to Building Trust and Credibility

As church leaders, we’ve studied and earned advanced degrees; we’ve attended many leadership classes, seminars, and conferences; and we’ve taught […]

by Mark Burkhart Jan 11
Four Predictions for Church Growth in 2021

For many of us, this year has reminded (or taught) us that what actually happens can be far from any […]

by Trey McDonald Dec 30
Pastoring Well When People Are a Challenge

In many cases, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in people. People are giving sacrificially, they are banding […]

by Scott Arvay Aug 18
Virtually Pastoring Your Congregation

Doing church has changed dramatically in 2020, hasn’t it?  Instead of the church connecting with the congregation during worship services, […]

by David Sanderson Jul 16
Pastoral Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  COVID-19 has made nearly every aspect of doing church more difficult.  Not surprisingly, one of the most distressing aspects […]

by David Sanderson Apr 21
Principles of Church Growth: Creating Ownership

Creating growth in the local church is not only the responsibility church leaders have.  While the leaders are often the […]

by Jennifer Byrd Feb 27
Short-Term Missions: Part IV – The Possible Pitfalls

In the first three parts of this series, we considered some of the possible benefits of short-term missions.  Now in […]

by Rachel Ankers Jan 30
Short-Term Missions: Part III – Benefits of the Sending Church

In Part III of our four-part series on short-term missions, we look at the benefits for the Global North sending […]

by Meredith Morris Jan 26
Short-Term Missions: Part II – Benefits for the Host Church

In Part II of our four-part series on short-term missions, we look at the benefits for the host church.  In […]

by Jennifer Byrd Jan 24
Short-Term Missions: Part I – Personal Benefits

Short-term missions is a popular way for churches around the world to get their congregations involved in overseas missions projects […]

by Rachel Ankers Jan 22
3 Ways to Choose Connections Over Your Calendar

January is a time for resolutions and reevaluating the way we spent our time, finances, and energy last year. Most […]

by Jennifer Byrd Jan 15