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7 Pivotal Shifts That Will Revolutionize The Church In 2018

by Peyton Jones: Ever since I accidentally planted a church in a Starbucks, I’ve been on a quest. Arthur sent his knight errant in pursuit of the Holy Grail, whereas I am on a perpetual search for a link to what Paul did in the first century. Something Apostolic. Something that will break […]

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Bivocational Research

By Daniel Im: An integral part of research is gathering data. These numbers tell us a story. At LifeWay Research, McConnell, along with others, gathers information about culture and the church and uses that data to help the church understand the culture in which we today. This quantitative research gives them […]

Reflections on Sutherland Springs

by New Life Christian Church: It is unfortunate that mass shootings have become more common than any of us could ever have imagined. It has a lot of us questioning and wondering many things, including Stan Rodda. Stan is the Campus Pastor at our Linton Hall Campus. He has a wonderful reflection […]

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New Release – Together: A Guide for Couples Doing Ministry Together

by Greg Ligon: Being a couple in ministry is a daunting and difficult task. Many couples find that ministry is all-encompassing, time with your spouse is hard to prioritize, the pressure is overwhelming and balance seems impossible. It’s a unique calling with unique challenges and often comes with less-than-adequate preparation, […]

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5 Signs Your Passion Level in Leadership is White Hot

by Carey Nieuwhof: If there’s one characteristic I see in successful leaders, it’s passion. The more church leaders I connect with, the more I see this trend: leaders of growing churches (and growing organizations) have a white hot passion for their mission. You can hear it in their voice. You can […]

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How To Respond to Critics Like an Emotionally Intelligent Leader Would

by Carey Nieuwhof: So you signed up for leadership, but you didn’t really sign up for all the criticism that came with it, did you? And yet here you are. Criticism is an almost daily staple for most leaders. You get everything from side comments, to direct challenges, to people who […]

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6 Mistakes I Made as a Church Planter

By Mark Dance: One of the greatest joys of my ministry was planting a church in northeast Tennessee in 1991. I made several mistakes, which hopefully you can learn from the easy way, through my pain, not yours. These are not the only mistakes I made in the ten years I […]

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Episode 217: Am I too old to Plant a Church? 

by NewChurches.com: How old is too old to be a church planter? In Episode 217 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss what it takes to be a church planter, and if age has anything to do with it. Here’s Randy with today’s question: I am in my mid […]

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4 Lies that Cause Pastors to Neglect their Families

by Jaime Owens: The walls of our church’s nursery needed painting. So there I was, on my regular day off with a brush in my hand. A country song I’d never heard before—“The Dollar,” by Jamey Johnson—filled the room as I splashed the first coat of something called Polar Bear […]

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3 Overlooked Qualities of a Successful Church Planter

By Dustin Neeley: There are some qualities that are in the job description of church planting. The church planter should be a qualified minister and have an entrepreneurial mindset. There are also overlooked qualities that are mentioned less often but are very important to becoming a successful church planter. 1. Have an […]