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The title of this article might engender some visceral reactions. I get it. It is not a pleasant subject. For church members who have...

Five Real Reasons Young People Are Deconstructing Christianity

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Why First Impressions Can Change Your Church

Your first time guests often decide if they will return within the first ten minutes. Some are more forgiving and will give you a second...

10 Ways to Grow Your Church (growing Through Engagement)

In an era of declining church attendance, how do you grow your church and advance your mission? Well, one way is this: You turn ordinary attendees...

How to Create a New Mission Statement for Your Church (with Examples)

So, you need to create a mission statement for your church. How do you even begin? Writing a mission statement is no easy task. And...

5 Elements to Empower Your Leaders

Empowerment isn’t an attitude or feeling, or something you merely grant or bestow upon your leaders. It’s not a mystical gift from a generous leader...

A Natural Disposition Toward Shallowness: the Preacher’s Occupational Hazard

“I was born with a natural disposition toward shallowness.  I now work as a pundit and columnist.  I’m paid to be a narcissistic blowhard,...

When a Pastor Falls, Is Restoration Possible?

When a Pastor fails morally there is extensive “collateral damage”. The pain isn’t limited to the pastor’s family, the entire church takes a punch...

How to Throw Away Accumulated Junk In Your Church

You might be surprised that this issue really exists in churches. It really does in a lot of churches.  In fact, it is so bad in...

Core Teams Are More Important Than You Think

Written by: Christy Britton Christy Britton is the director of content for Acts 29. She’s a member of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, and...
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God gave each of us a two-pound dynamo called the human brain. It’s truly the most amazing physical object in the universe. Yet, many...