Evangelical Giving Holds Steady Despite Tax Reform, by Christianity Today

It will take months to tally the millions of Americans donate to charity on Giving Tuesday. But analysts already know what kinds of charities are favored by American evangelicals—and that the GOP tax reform bill that went into effect last year has had an impact on giving. Overall, cash giving to evangelical ministries held steady between 2017 and 2018 (the … Read More


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Why It’s Okay to Pray for Yourself

See if you can relate to this scenario: It is five minutes before a big presentation, an important conversation, or a major event, and you find yourself praying, “Oh, God, please be with me here. This is such a big deal, and it really needs to go well. If you could just supernaturally intervene right now, I would be grateful.” … Read More


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The Pitfalls of Technology: What You Need to Know

Technology is continuously changing the way we live—and mostly for the better. We no longer have to go to the bank and wait in line to make deposits or withdraw money. We have access to people at almost any time through our cellphones and email. We can find and catch up with old friends through social media sites. And these … Read More


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A Proven Book to Connect with Your First-Time Guests – FREE Copy!

What if there were a powerful gift that you could share with your first-time guests that deepen your relationship and guide them during difficult times? My book, Unshakable: Standing Strong When Things Go Wrong has led to incredible life change at churches around the country as dozens have pastors have used it in their churches. And I’d like to gift … Read More


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Final Replay Starts TOMORROW: 2020 Preaching Calendar Call (6 times added over 3 days!)

By request, I’m bringing back my 2020 Preaching Calendar Conference Call this week — and for the first time you can choose from SIX available times, starting tomorrow with options also on Wednesday and Thursday!  This has been our most popular training event and I know the impact it will have on your ministry — saving you HOURS of planning time. Ready … Read More


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Leaders Learn to Delegate

“But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten.” — Exodus 18:21 (NLT)


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Ralph D. Winter On the Importance of Relevant Churches

“The church cannot grow within peoples where relevant churches do not exist.” — Ralph D. Winter, Unreached Peoples Missiologist (December 8, 1924 – May 20, 2009) Winter was a pioneer in the area of developing strategies to evangelize unreached people groups. He was a longtime professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and the founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission … Read More


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Mindsets and practices of the best CEOs, by McKinsey & Company

A company has only one peerless role: chief executive officer. It’s the most powerful and sought-after title in business, more exciting, rewarding, and influential than any other. What the CEO controls—the company’s biggest moves—accounts for 45 percent of a company’s performance. Despite the luster of the role, serving as a CEO can be all-consuming, lonely, and stressful. Just three in … Read More


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The Power of Serving: 7 Ways to Change the World

I don’t usually read Forbes magazine, but I can’t keep myself from picking up the yearly edition in which the magazine announces its roll of billionaires. I like to check whether or not I made the list. I know this may surprise you, but I have never seen my name alongside Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Before I became a … Read More


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How to Use Hedges to Protect Your Marriage from Sexual Temptation

While sexual temptation is a hot topic for almost everyone, pastors are under particular attack in this area–and fall victim to the attack way too often. You don’t have to look far to find example after example of major ministries that have been obliterated by sexual indiscretion. You are probably aware of many less well-known examples of churches, reputations and … Read More


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