Remembering Martin Luther’s Contribution to Literacy

Today’s guest post comes to us from Richard Gunderman for TheConversation.com. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous 95 theses, which helped spark the founding of the Reformation and the division of Christianity into Protestantism and Catholicism. Less known is the crucial role Luther played in making the case for ordinary people to read often and well. Unlike … Read More


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How Pastoral Care Stunts the Growth of Most Churches

Today’s guest post comes to us from Fr. John A. Peck for PreachersInstitute.com. Of all the mysteries that shouldn’t be mysteries, why most churches remain small is perhaps the greatest. The Barna group reports the average Protestant church size in America as 89 adults. 60% of protestant churches have less than 100 adults in attendance. Only 2% have over 1000 adults … Read More


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Sunday Scripture: Leading the Flock

“Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly – not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your good example. And when the head Shepherd comes, your reward will be … Read More


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A. W. Tozer on the Church’s Most Critical Need

“The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men. The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made.” – A. W. Tozer, American pastor and author


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The Top 3 Inner Battles of a Leader

Today’s guest post comes to us from Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA.  Leaders who are fully engaged in their mission fight battles. The most common battles we face are inner battles. Sometimes they are about everyday stuff and easily conquered. If left untended for long periods of time, however, they can take a leader out. … Read More


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Leonard Ravenhill on Leadership

“A true shepherd leads the way. He does not merely point the way.” – Leonard Ravenhill, English Christian evangelist of prayer & revival


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John Wimber on Seeking God’s Presence

“We don’t seek God’s power, we seek His presence. His power and everything else we need is always found in His presence.” – John Wimber, one of the founding leaders of the Vineyard Movement


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The Power of Reflection (Part 4 of 4)

In this final installment of a four part blog series,  I want to share with you how best to reflect on life moments in an effort to increase personal growth. Remember, evaluated experience is the best teacher. You need to build moments of reflection into your life, so you can look back and ask God to help you learn from … Read More


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