Monday, May 16, 2016

On the Net: "Your Kids Don’t Need a Megachurch" and Much More - UPDATED

Your Kids Don’t Need a Megachurch

What children learn about community without the bells and whistles. Read More

New: 10 Tips for Small Church Leaders

1. Love being small. Don’t wish for your church to be something it’s not, advises Elmer Towns, co-founder of Liberty University.... Read More

New: The Power of Small

In this issue of Facts & Trends, wwe look at the unique challenges and opportunities of small churches. We talk to pastors of small churches who have turned weaknesses into advantages. And we explore how megachurches are harnessing the power of small through small groups, multisite campuses, and microsites. Read More

Are you a closet annihilationist?

National Geographic has an interesting article on the doctrine of Hell. Chris Date, Preston Sprinkle, Clark Pinnock, and Edward Fudge are all quoted in the piece. The gist of it is that evangelical belief in the traditional doctrine of hell is in decline. Read More

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

How culture shapes different leadership styles. Read More

Seven Relational Skills of Great Church Leaders

Most pastors and church leaders have never received formal training in relational skills. Perhaps these seven observations of outstanding leaders will prove helpful to many of you. Read More

Spirit-Led Leadership

Consider these 3 major differences in leadership between David and Saul.... Read More

My 7 Part Strategy for a New Leadership Position

Whenever I enter a new position, I want to be strategic... Here were 7 elements of my strategy for the beginning day.... Read More

Going Back to Your Home Church: To Go or Not to Go?

Returning to one's home church as pastor can be tricky. Read More

5 Ways to Battle The Never-Ending Worship Wars

There are five problems I see church leaders struggle with when navigating the sensitive and emotional issue of worship style in church. Read More

The one “secret weapon” you need in your teaching arsenal

I’m a fan of active learning in the classroom, and as I teach my LIFE Group each week, I have a “secret weapon” ready to use at a moment’s notice. What do you think it is? I’ll give you a hint: it’s inexpensive, available at any office supply store, super flat, portable, lightweight, and it appeals to visual, relational, physical, reflective, verbal, and logical learners. Give up? Read More

One Way to Amplify Your Gospel Witness

Part of our outreach is learning to unplug so we can hear the people around us. And part of outreach is helping others to unplug so we can have meaningful human connection. Read More

Evangelical Christians condemn introduction of Zen Buddhism to York Minster

A leading adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that Buddhist meditation introduced by a key cathedral in the north of England breaches the bounds of Christian orthodoxy. Read More

Obama Administration issues decree to US public schools demanding total obedience to moral revolution [Audio]

Albert Mohler responds to Obama Administration's letter on transgender students. Listen Now

4 Bigger Repercussions of the Bathroom Decree

We need to take a step back and look at what the White House guidelines signify about our culture. Read More

What the Transgender Bathroom Debate Means For You

Why is this important, and what should the church do? Read More

Target CEO's civil rights comparison rebuffed

As the number of people pledging to boycott Target over the retailer's transgender restroom use policy surpassed 1.2 million, African American leaders with Southern Baptist ties rebuffed Target CEO Brian Cornell's suggestion that the push for transgender rights is parallel to the American civil rights movement. Read More

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