Let the Lord Lead Your Path

“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’” – Psalm 32:8 (NLT)


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Carey on Knowing God’s Will

“To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.” – William Carey, “Father of Modern Missions”, Particular Baptist minister, and founder of Serampore College in India August 17, 1761 – June 9, 1834


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100 Tips for Leaders That Everyone in Ministry Should Know

Today’s guest post comes to us from Joe McKeever for ChurchLeaders.com. Here are the first 10 tips for church leaders: 1. In all the world, there are only three Christians who love change; none of them are in your church. 2. When you speak before an unfamiliar group, be careful what you say because you never know who is listening … Read More


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Become a Church of Small Groups

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  What would the church look like if we all got serious about our focus, eliminating the misguided ideas and habits bogging us down? Imagine if each one of us made a commitment … Read More


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2019 Renegade Pastors Conference – New Speaker Announced!

I’m excited to announce that Pat Williams will be joining our all-star line-up of speakers for the 2019 Renegade Pastors Conference! Pat is a co-founder of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and one of America’s top Christian motivational speakers. A basketball Hall-of-Famer, he was named one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history. He is credited with drafting Shaquille … Read More


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Rise of the “Nones”: A New Evangelism Challenge – Part 2 of 2

Last week in the first part of this blog series, I explained that a new trend is emerging in parts of the country — places that traditionally have been more religious are now starting to resemble highly unchurched areas, like New York and California. Recent studies from Pew Research Center confirm this decline of Christianity and the increasing secularization of … Read More


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10 Reasons Every Christian Should Share the Message of Jesus

Today’s guest post comes to us from Rick Warren for Pastors.com. Every person in your church has a message to share with the world. The middle-aged business owner has one. The single parent has one. The 10-year-old you just baptized has one. The 95-year-old in a senior citizen home has one, too. As pastors, we understand that every member is … Read More


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Carey on Success and Failure

“I’m not afraid of failure; I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” – William Carey, “Father of Modern Missions”, Particular Baptist minister, and founder of Serampore College in India August 17, 1761 – June 9, 1834


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