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A chasm splits the minds and hearts of many church members. The Bible is on one side; their LGBTQ loved ones on the other. That chasm, however, does not exist. Jesus has already brought both sides together. […] Read More

Pastoral leadership is often marked by deep loneliness, especially when ministers are passive about cultivating personal relationships. To thwart it, pastors must make a commitment to cultivating this part of their lives. […] Read More

The way society and many of our churches are structured, connecting with generations outside of our own feels uncomfortable and decidedly not fun. However, we live better, more fulfilling lives when we are around each other. […] Read More

Many criticize younger generations as perpetually lazy, overly sensitive and naïve. Nothing could be further from the truth. The church should start listening to them and begin to encourage their leadership. […] Read More

Mother’s Day is a day of joy and pain. Pastors and churches must realize that not everyone has the same perspective and experience. For some, the holiday is downright painful to celebrate. […] Read More

We don’t like to have conversations about difficult topics in church. When done right, they can lead to refreshed ministries, deeper trust and greater opportunities for new connections and further gospel reach. […] Read More

U.S. Protestants are faithful in praying for opportunities to share their faith but are less inclined to actually do so, a report found. More than half have not shared their faith with anyone in the past six months. […] Read More

Many churches are now transitioning from having a fully funded pastor to a bivocational pastor. Such transitions often fail because of unrealistic expectations placed on the pastor. Here are 3 of the most common ones. […] Read More

Visioning was popular in churches back in their heyday before 2000. Visioning still has its place, but using outdated visioning processes ends up positioning us to be effective 1980s-type churches. Here’s where to focus. […] Read More

The best way to ensure your church has a large base of willing volunteers is for the minister to praise them publicly for their achievements. And that works both ways; let your ministers know their work is appreciated. […] Read More