Andy Stanley Responds to His Critics

After controversial sermon, Andy Stanley crafts response to critics that explains his perspective on message and method.

3 Essentials for Student Discipleship

How do we help our students become more committed disciples of Jesus? Here are three critical components.

4 Keys to Creating an Irresistible Church

"People make up their mind whether or not they will return to a church long before the worship service."

When Church Growth Becomes Dangerous

"Let church growth be the real thing, not something hyped up. Solid growth, not inflated numbers."

7 Signs Your Church Is Going Nowhere Fast

"All churches experience temporary plateaus and flatlines in their growth patterns."

Church Leaders, Are Your Decisions Missional or Emotional?

"In a missional decision, every action and ministry function is done with a focus on the mission of Christ."

4 Ways to Gauge Your Team’s Emotional Health

Pete Scazzero: "In emotionally healthy teams, role expectations are openly talked about and agreed upon."

6 Reasons Your Church Members Act Like Jerks

Thom Rainer: "Unfortunately, most church members don't even realize they aren’t friendly to guests."

The 3 Nuts and Bolts of Youth Ministry

"These essentials may look different for each youth ministry, but they should always be practiced in some way, shape or form."

4 Reasons the Senior Pastor Shouldn’t Preach Every Week

"Some call it being 'protective of the pulpit.' But let’s call it for what it really is: insecurity."