6 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Mission Trip

Planning a mission trip or service project? Want to make sure you are helping rather than hurting? Ask these questions.

7 Questions for Community Engagement

Does your church have a front porch, and other questions to ask yourself

Outreach vs. Evangelism: How to Tell the Difference

"We must not confuse outreach with evangelism."

Why the Metric for Love Is Sacrifice

"Our culture’s concept of love is primarily self-driven and pleasure-seeking. Jesus’ love expects and anticipates sacrifice."

Maximize Your Best Resource

Bobby Gruenewald: "Ninety percent of the people who visit a church for the first time go because a friend invited them."

3 Reasons People Are Not Involved in Your Church

Ed Stetzer: “Not everyone is inactive for the same reasons. Once we know why, we can go about helping them move into service.”

Soulfires: Crowning Achievement

After years of substance abuse, drug dealing and incarceration, a son of hopelessness encounters the God of hope.

12 Ways to Worship God by Serving the Poor

"It’s not our job to evaluate the motives of those who are hungry. The call of God is simply to relieve the suffering of others."

Bobby Gruenewald: It’s Your Serve

"Forget what your role looks like to the outside world and figure out what it looks like to live a life of service."

Soulfires: Long Way Home

Through an unlikely friendship, two outcasts find a new passion for ministry and a new beginning in grace.