Why Church Numbers Matter

I understand those who argue against the use of numbers in evaluating a church’s health. On the other hand, numbers do matter.

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Leaders as Heroes

By Chuck Lawless I usually think about heroes during two holidays of the year: Memorial Day and July 4th. On both days, I’m reminded…

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14 Tips for Time Management

I make no claim to an expert at time management. What I am is a seminary dean, education consultant, church consultant, and local church pastor who has been forced to learn how to budget time.

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Twelve Ways to Encourage Church Staff Members

For more than thirty years, I have been a full-time minister. Most of that time, I have been a senior pastor, a seminary professor, or an interim pastor. For a brief time, I served as a ministry staff member (in this case, an associate pastor) in a local church. That time was important to me because it gave me some insight into what staff members experience.

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How to Pray Evangelistically

Three years before my father passed away, he turned to Christ for salvation. It was amazing, actually.  My dad had quite a temper prior…

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7 Steps to Teach Theology in the Local Church

Evangelicals know that theology matters, and we’re quick to remind others of this fact. What we’re not so quick to acknowledge is that we do a poor job of teaching the very theology we claim is so important.

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