The Most Frightening Thing About Preaching

It’s actually several facets of the same thing:  I’m speaking for God. Imagine such a thing. Lives hang in the balance. People are making decisions about God based...

Five Essential Sources for Sermon Illustrations and Why They Are Important

Preaching is a grind I welcome every week. Expositing God’s Word is one of the toughest but most rewarding aspects of being a pastor....

How to Create a Culture of Accountability In Your Organization

An organization without accountability is an organization with chaos. We’ve all seen it with an unruly child. The parent doesn’t hold the child accountable...

How Churches Will Grow In 2024 – by Jim Graff

Healthy pastors have healthy churches. Sadly, many pastors are not healthy. They’re disconnected from the friendships they need, the information they need, to succeed....

The Moribund Church

We’ve done extensive research and provided a number of resources on churches that have died. The reason we’ve conducted these “autopsies” on deceased churches...

A Surprising First Step, Pastors, Toward Strengthening Your Evangelism

Over more than forty years of ministry, I’ve learned that not many Christians share their faith on a regular basis. In fact, I know...

More on the Graying of the Church: Find Ways for Your Congregation to Become...

Our team member, Ryan Burge, wrote a fascinating article about which denominations are graying the most. You can see his article in our premier...

4 Ways to Be an Emotionally Supportive Leader

Your team desires a leader who goes beyond the expectations of a leader. They want someone who cares, seeks the emotional well-being of their...

Pastor, Your Audience Is Always Changing

Al Maury pulled the old beat-up Volkswagen bus into the bank parking lot on Decatur Street and killed the engine.  As the six seminary students...

Sabbaths and Study Blocks: Essentials for Pastors – by Jim Graff

I wasn't mentored by people who took a sabbath. Actually, one of my mentors died early. One of the things he said before his...
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4 Things to Consider When Using Ai for Business

Artificial Intelligence is all the rage right now. It feels like everybody is using it. That’s because many people are utilizing the new tool of the...

Some Preaching Is a Waste of Time

I love some of the specialized channels on Sirius XM satellite radio. At one point, they replaced the channel playing big band music of...

7 Priorities to Navigate the “beauty and the Beast” of Career Ministry

Working on a church team for few years is great, but when you invest your lifetime career effort and energy, it’s a different ball...