The Parable of the Church Planter

"The church planted with good dirt hears God’s calling with a noble heart, keeps the mission in focus and bears much fruit."

5 ‘Secular’ Habits Christians Need to Learn

Phil Cooke: "One of the big reasons we’re losing our voice in today’s culture is that we don’t understand these critical habits."

The 7 C’s of Effective Youth Ministry

"Courageous youth ministry leaders are willing to take risks to see their students and families move closer to Jesus Christ."

4 Traits of Leaders Who Encourage

"Encouragement isn’t something that you can just tack on to your daily checklist. It’s a way of life for a leader."

How to Make Your Sermon Stick Past Sunday

"The good news: You already have most of the tools you need to make your sermon stick while pointing people to Jesus."

10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Pastor Right After the Sermon

Thom Rainer: "Pastors often take 10 to 20 hours to prepare a sermon. And then they hear one of these sentences."

Helping Your Non-Christian Friends Hear God’s Voice

James Choung: "One word from God is worth a thousand sermons."

‘Lord, I Thank Thee That I Am Not Like Those Evangelical Trump Supporters’

Ed Stetzer: "Our gut reaction is to dismiss Trump supporters and to question their faith. I’d like to suggest a different approach."

What Christians Need to Know About Mental Illness

Ed Stetzer: "About half of evangelical Christians believe that prayer and Bible study alone can heal mental illness."

5 Things That Are More Important Than Talent

"Your talents aren’t enough to do what God has asked of you. If they were, then you wouldn’t need God."