Dear Discipleship Pastor (Repost)

Did you know that, according to LifeWay, there are over 7,000 church leaders who bear the title, “Discipleship Pastor” or something similar. Because of this, I felt you needed to read this open letter, Dear Discipleship Pastor, from Mark Dance that I discovered a couple of years ago. You can read this and more at  LifeWay | Pastors

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Generation Z

Move over Millennials– here comes Generation Z. Actually, they have already arrived. So, now, church and consumer research is shifting. We have a generation arriving that doesn’t look anything like the Millennials. So what does this mean? Here are a few things that you might want to know as you watch these young people transition to

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Things that Don’t Work in Church Anymore

Recently Cary Nieuwhof wrote a blog post entitled, 9 Things that Worked in the Church a Decade Ago that Don’t Today. Carey listed 9 things that don’t work in church anymore, along with some brief explanation. Much of what he posted I agree with, but there were times when I wish he had added a little more

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Managing Your Ministry (Video)

Managing your ministry is really about managing yourself. This is the challenge that Allan Taylor, Director of Sunday School & Church Education Ministry, LifeWay, gives to church leaders at the BACE2017 conference. Allan provides a set of techniques and ideas that could help you remain focused on the things that will matter  most with regard to the mission

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Balancing Your Family And Church

Balancing your family and church ministries are perhaps the most challenging tasks you will ever face. Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at LifeWay Christian Resources, shared some insight that all church staff should consider as they continue to invest in the ministry of leading the church and the home.  Michael’s presentation took place at the BACE2017 conference in

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