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4 Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah

Leadership tends to define itself better in person than on a page. In recent decades leadership has vaulted to the forefront of organizational discussion, classroom research and publishing houses across the...
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Three Ways to Re-Declare Vision

There has been a lot written about the importance of “casting a clear and compelling vision.” Leaders often invest a lot of time with their leadership teams crafting words, figuring out the best way to...
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How Your Church MUST Be Unique

No matter the denomination, socio-economic makeup, ethnic mix, city, or geographical region, a church must have Jesus as her foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11) and her chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:19-21). At...
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How Your Church Must NOT Be Unique

While some car companies have been experts in luxury, Volkswagen has been about cars for everyday people. Volkswagen literally means “people’s car,” and they branded themselves with economic cars. For...
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4 Questions Leaders Should Ask About Their Ideas

Leadership involves the innovation and execution of ideas. But sometimes great ideas aren’t the best ideas for your ministry. Below are four simple questions a church leader should ask before starting a new...
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The Gospel and Money

It's important that we understand how the gospel addresses money. So its important that we know what the Gospel is. The gospel is good news. Jesus, the Son of God, was born. For thirty-three years He lived...
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The Gospel and Work

God cares about work. That job you do for forty to seventy hours a week, God actually cares about it. He has called you to your profession, field and industry.
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Love Your Enemies – Short Film

Matt Carter interviews Daoud, an Arab Palestinian Christian who hosts a creative arts camp for refugee children and teaches them to strive for peace, about his land, the difficulties he and his family are facing, and how his faith has characterized his life in tumultuous times.
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3 Steps to Leading Your Church To Be On Mission

Guest post by Matt Carter We all say that we desire to pastor a missional church. But how do you know you’re successful? You know you’re pastoring a missional church when your church is full of...
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Why Jesus Never Commanded Us To Plant Churches

Guest post by J. D. Payne I recently spoke with a church planting leader for a particular denomination.  As we talked over coffee, he inquired about the direction of our church when it comes to church...
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A Black Missional Critique of the Missional Movement

Guest post by Kyle Canty There’s a complex question that gnaws at my heart as I observe evangelical culture; “Does the broader evangelical church in America recognize that there is something that they...