Avoid These Common Mistakes When Planning Staff Retreats

Here are mistakes I've made in the past along with some solutions.

4 Reminders When You Feel Betrayed

Living in a fallen world with fallen people, betrayal happens to all of us. How should you respond?

A Step Toward Healing From Sexual Abuse

Now is the time to hear the voices of victims and follow Christ to healing.

Cultivating Everyday Mission Fields

Made for More Shift 5: From More Programs to More Mission Fields

Mike Burnette: A Place to Envision What’s Possible—Part 1

Having been kicked out of church as a child, Mike Burnette envisioned a place where his family would feel welcome.

Mike Burnette: Building a Church for the Unchurched—Part 2

We must be just as skilled at exegeting our communities as we are at exegeting Scripture.

Michael Fletcher: Creating a Culture of Leadership—Part 1

A new philosophy of ministry builds people, not just the church.

Awana Aims to Help Churches Disciple Latino Children

With the new U.S. Latino Child Discipleship Network, Awana is poised to help churches reach and disciple children.

3 Ways to Create a Welcoming Environment for Visitors

How do you welcome people who feel like outsiders?

5 Ways to Reach People Through Texting

Instead of making texting the enemy, here are ways to leverage it to reach people.

Resources

Majority of Pastors Had Previous Career, Survey Shows

Barna: Roughly one-quarter (26 percent) remains bivocational.

Dru Johnson: Human Rites

The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments

Understanding Your Rites

We all follow certain rituals of life, but who is dictating to us the rituals we will follow?
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