Chuck Lawless

Chuck Lawless is dean and vice president of graduate studies and ministry centers at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and global theological education consultant for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Ripple Effect of a Trustworthy Leader

Whatever that “best” might be, you trust the one who leads you in that direction.

Is Physical Activity Related to Spiritual Practices?

Having a plan is essential to doing both well. If I don’t know my plans and goals for each day of exercise, I may not be as focused or intentional as I need to be.

What to Do When Your Sermon Falls Flat

7 tips for those weeks when you didn’t bring your best stuff

15 False Impressions of Ministry

Misconception: Church people are always forgiving. Truth: Actually, some hold grudges for a long time.

8 Signs of an Effective Church That Has Fun

I want church leaders to think about times when church really is fun.

Why Hiring an Interim Pastor Might Be Good for Your Church

8 reasons why you should consider a temporary pastor to help you gain more clarity about the direction of your church.

Consequences of ‘Passing the Buck’

We no longer live by faith. That’s because faith is forward-looking – “the reality of what is hoped for” (Heb. 11:1, HCSB) – but leaders who only blame others cannot see beyond the immediate issues. Hope disappears.

Add a Personal Touch to Post-Easter Connection

I suspect more of us need to prepare for these kinds of conversations if we want to reach others. Don’t wait until next Easter to do this kind of study.