4 Ways to Build an Outward-Focused Church

"I believe that our purpose is to win people to Christ. Sadly, many churches do not do this."

5 Questions for Pastors Preaching in the Middle of a Cultural Crisis

"Does every significant cultural moment require us to abandon the preplanned message in favor of a 'hot topic' message?"

3 New Outreach Realities That Many Churches Still Don’t Get

"Strategies must be continually evaluated in light of our rapidly changing and increasingly settled post-Christian culture."

14 Things Every Pastor Wishes His Worship Leader Knew

"As a worship leader, you should be leading people to worship with you, not merely in the same room as you."

Top 10 Church-Finance Mistakes

"We must embrace the truth that the functions of a local church do not operate for free."

Why You Don’t Need to ‘Start’ Another Church

"The divine call to 'come and see' invites us to engage wholeheartedly in everything God intends."

6 Marks of a Missional Church

"Rather than seeing your church as a social club for its own good, what if your church embraced its missionary identity?"

7 Ways to Freshen up a Stale Church

"Familiarity blindness is a malady that infects us all. We become so familiar with something that we no longer see it."

Success Can Destroy a Ministry—Here Are 3 Antidotes to Self-Destruction

"It doesn’t just happen to senior pastors of big churches. Whether you’re at a church of 20 or 20,000, you could be next."

5 Insights About the Unchurched That Might Surprise You

"These data confirm that there has never been a more opportune time to connect with the lost and unchurched."