Honoring Moms

Mother’s Day is coming soon—Sunday, May 12. Are you making plans to honor the moms in your congregation? Being a mother is a very important role that the Lord chooses to give to many women.

The Bible never states that …

Responding to Terror: How is a Pastor to Respond?

A few weeks ago our city was deeply shaken by the Boston Marathon bombing and the events in its aftermath. A few in our city lost their lives; many were physically injured, and everyone in the area was impacted by …

Equipping The Saints: Developing Your Small-Group Leaders

As a pastor, you realize the vital role that small groups play in your church and in the spiritual development of your people. Significant change occurs in people’s lives when they are enfolded into a group of believers who are …

Life in the Spirit

As a believer in Jesus Christ, you want your life to count for Him. You want your church to be effective as a witness for Him. So imagine what it would be like if every believer were radically committed to …

The Power of a Simple Invite

A study produced by LifeWay Research last year found that 80% of those who attend church one or more times a month believe they have a “personal responsibility to share their faith.” On the surface it seems that our churches …

Serving from the Second Chair

The Role of an Executive Pastor

The term “Executive Pastor” was actually created in 1992 by Pastor Jack Graham and the Prestonwood Personnel Committee. It was supposed to be a temporary title for my new job description, and was intended …

Mobilizing a Generation

The most powerful generation that has ever walked the planet is currently present in your church every week! The group that I am talking about holds more buying power than you or I at this very moment. They effortlessly and …

Value in Partnership

As you read Philippians 1:3–11, picture the apostle Paul sitting in prison because he has been faithfully proclaiming the Gospel.

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you

Easter Outreach Strategy

On one hand, every weekend is a “major” weekend. But on the other hand… nothing compares to Easter Weekend! Last year God blessed us with our greatest Easter yet! We wanted to share our evangelism strategy leading up to Easter, …