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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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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The Main Reason People Leave the Church — Rainer on Leadership #003

Last week we talked about what church membership is and what it means to be a church member. How it’s not just having your name on a roll somewhere, but being actively involved in the ministry and function of your local community of faith. This week’s episode deals with NOT being a church member. Specifically the main reason people LEAVE a church.

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Ten Ways to Grow a Small Group

Small groups matter in the church. Regardless of a church’s size, the small group is a place of teaching, fellowship, prayer, and pastoral care.

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