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One Reason People Won’t Join Your Church

August 18, 2014 8:00 AM

The book of Hebrews urges us not to forsake assembling together with fellow Christians, but it does not say I have to be a member of your church (Hebrews 10:25). We have all heard the phrase “Church hurt is...

How to Detox Your Leadership and Fuel Your Growth

May 21, 2014 5:00 AM

The mere mention of her name would bring back the knots in my shoulders and the twitch in my eye. I lay awake countless nights reliving our heated conversations. I kept beating myself up with the "what if" and...

Managing Conflict in a Church Setting

June 5, 2012 10:25 AM

Some of Jesus’ best known words promise, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Most of us prefer to focus on the second part of...

The Titanic Need for Authentic Leaders

April 18, 2012 9:59 AM

Sometimes I’m embarrassed to admit that I would rather jam out to My Chemical Romance than contemporary Christian music. “His Banner over Me,” frankly, gives me heart palpitations. But “Welcome to the Black Parade”? Now that preaches. This may...

Shoes that Fit

March 22, 2012 2:24 PM

“You did such a great job. I have big shoes to fill!” My words, meant to compliment, betrayed how intimidated I felt. My predecessor was as good a leader as her reputation boasted. As she slid the mantle of...

Youth Ministry Myths—the Full Interview

October 9, 2009 2:39 PM

Today we’re chatting with Kenda Creasy Dean, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture. Here this wise guide reveals who lasts in youth ministry, why a youth group might not be necessary, and the particular challenges women...


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