Friday, August 26, 2016

On the Net: "Church Health Check-Up: 7 Questions to Ask Every Ministry Leader" and Much More

Church Health Check-Up: 7 Questions to Ask Every Ministry Leader

There are seven important questions that need to be answered when you’re planning an effective ministry. These are questions for any healthy ministry – whether it’s your music ministry, greeters, small group leaders, or any other ministry team. Read More

Your Church Is Not Your Platform

It is a privilege to lead the people of God—but the privilege of being a leader of God’s people never transforms the people into the leader’s property. Godly leadership results in humble stewardship, not prideful ownership. Church leaders are not called to stand above a conglomeration of individuals as if the purpose of these people is to fulfill our vision. God calls us to serve as shepherds in the midst of a flock that has been wholly devoted to his purposes. Read More

Changing Your Company's Culture in 3 Easy Steps

Whether it's like climbing a mountain or turning an ocean liner, your leadership is what makes it happen. Read More
Also see: Setting Yourself Apart: How To Lead By Example and 6 Steps to Building a Strong Company Culture.
The Lie of Sinning without Suffering

In our digital world, many people fall prey to people pretending to be something other than what they are. The perfect online boyfriend or girlfriend turns out to be a scam artist or a student prankster. The perfect investment opportunity turns out to be a con. But this isn’t a modern phenomenon at all. In fact, it’s centuries old, so old in fact that the author of Proverbs exposes one of the oldest catfishing schemes in the book: the promise of guilt-free, consequence-free, no-strings-attached sexual pleasure. Read More

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart, for They Shall See God

Jesus said that those who are pure at their very core are the ones who will see God. Read More

7 Pulpit Alternatives for the Desperate Church Planter

When your sanctuary comes from a storage trailer, sometimes you need to get creative. Read More
A relatively inexpensive, easy-to-store, wooden lectern may be purchased from a number of sources.
Leading in Uncharted Territory: The Future of Church Leadership

“Over the last 10 years I have had one church leader after another say to me: ‘Seminary didn’t train me for this.’” Read More

4 Ways A Short Temper Can Hurt Your Leadership

Why managing your outbursts are worth it. Read More

What Is Distinctive About Preaching, And How Does It Differ from Other Ministries of the Word? (Part 1)

People read their Bibles at home. People go to Bible studies. Children and young people are taught the Bible. So members of churches are hearing the words of God all the time. What is different about the Sunday sermon? What is distinctive about the Sunday sermon is that is addressed to the church? Read More

Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Preaching

Because preaching is important, pastors must work to preach well. Read More

Preacher, Don’t Trust Yourself in Your Preaching

I suspect that most preachers regularly fight to put their trust in the correct place when it comes to their preaching. Read More

7 Reasons to Leave Your Caps Lock Button Alone – And What to Do Instead

Do you want your writing to feel less inflammatory, and be more readable and influential? Try these suggestions. Read More

8 Reasons to Pray for Your Small Group Leader This Week

Whether your church has Sunday school or off-site small groups during the week, you likely have small group leaders who week after week facilitate the group. Frankly, I don’t think we spend enough time praying for these leaders. Here’s why we must cover them in prayer. Read More

It's not Christian to be nice

Somewhere along the way, Christianity has got itself entangled with a soapy, soft, non-offensive concept: 'niceness.' Read More

US Christian among first victims of Russia's anti-evangelism law

The first known victims of Russia's new anti-evangelism laws have been convicted and fined, according to the Forum 18 news service. Read More

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