How to Keep (or Kill) the Right Ministry Programs

Three relevant principles for thinking through how to improve existing programs.

3 Signs of a Transformation Church

Ed Stetzer: "Transformation churches are measuring their impact by a whole new scorecard."

One Common Factor in Declining Churches

What a study of evangelical churches revealed.

The Priority and Potential of Single-Parent Ministry

Single parents are busy, tired and lonely. When they cry out for help, is your church ready to respond?

Look Before You Innovate: The Secret of Change

If innovation is not constrained by biblical essentials and confessional convictions, we can innovate away what "church" really is.

Course Correction: 5 Danger Signs

"If I’m not careful, I can create a well-worn path to all the wrong places by allowing myself to love all the wrong things."

Sacred Mission: Beyond Trends

Dan Kimball: “Time tests what is merely a trend or what is true to mission.”

The Greatest Challenge to the Church Today

Outreach columnist Brad Powell shares a surprising insight about the largest obstacle to effectively leading the church.

The Greatest Tragedy in the Church Today

Thom Rainer: "When evangelism dies as a priority in the church, the church has already begun to die."

7 Ways Satan Tries to Destroy the Church

"The gates of hell shall never overcome what God started, but Satan certainly loves to disrupt what God’s church is doing."