Receiving and Utilizing Mission Teams

By Curtis Cook

If you talk with church planters about missions teams from other churches, you will often get mixed feedback. Some planters love them and are eager to use them, and others try to avoid them at all costs. …

The Mighty God We Serve

By Dr. Jack Graham

The prayer in Nehemiah 9:6–38 was delivered on behalf of Israel on the occasion of their renewed commitment to God. Reading it is like taking a walk through the Old Testament. It is a review of …

How to Defeat Division on Your Team

By Brian Taylor

You know what I love about kids? Whatever they do, they are ALL in. For my two at home, most days, this works out well for us. They play well together. They enjoy each other’s company, sometimes …

Sunday’s Coming

By Chris Kouba

S.M. Lockridge was a prominent African-American preacher who served as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego, Calif., during the 1900s. He was well-known for his passionate preaching style and spoke an often-repeated phrase from …

How I Decide What to Read

By Roscoe Lilly

Every year when I publish “My Top 10 Book Reads” for the year, I get lots of requests for how I pick which books to read. So I thought I would shed a little light on my …

What to Do When You Receive Unwanted Sexual or Provocative Messages from Admirers

By Phil Cooke

Student Ministry Is Great Commission Ministry

By Ryan Ross

If you pay much attention to my social media page, you’ve probably noticed a theme. No, I’m not talking about the Dallas Cowboys! I share pretty regularly about reaching students with the Good News of Jesus Christ …

Four Stages of Church Planting Development

By Bobby Wood

Development is necessary for any profession, and church planting is no different. Who wants a heart surgeon who has never operated on a heart before or a contractor who’s never picked up a hammer? Church planters need …

Christmas Songs are Freedom Songs

By Stephen Miller

It seems every department store starts pushing Christmas earlier every year. Radio stations start spinning their favorite holiday songs the moment Starbucks hangs its first holiday drink ad. It doesn’t matter that everyone south of the Mason-Dixon …

Here’s My Checklist to Prevent “The Nightmare before Christmas”

By Phil Cooke

Every winter, church media producers and communication directors across the country begin a time-honored and terrifying ritual: the Church Christmas Pageant. These local, church-sponsored theatrical presentations are usually videotaped for archives or bookstore sales;…