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After the U.S. Department of Education called for schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their gender identity, 100 pastors in Ohio wrote a letter calling on a change to the law and vowing civil disobedience. The pastors from Richland County argued that the mandate defied logic and could lead to privacy concerns.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: The transgender bathroom issue isn’t going away any time soon, and church leaders need to balance safety concerns in their congregation with the high suicide rates of transgender individuals.
  • Bathroom Solutions? Are there simple solutions at your church that eliminate the need for this debate in the first place, such as a single bathroom that men or women can use?
  • Suicide Rates: A transgender Ohio teen in a religious family recently committed suicide alongside a highway after her family rejected her. How do we keep transgender people safe in the midst of this debate?
  • Drawing Lines? If members of your church don’t feel safe, how do pastors draw lines here with the law and their church?
Is this is an issue where it’s worthwhile to consult an expert for help with either your building design or your compliance with local laws? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

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Pastor Enoch Adeboye, pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God, shared in a recent sermon his guidelines for marriage. Adeboye advised his members to marry within the church so that pastors can help them during difficult times, but he added that men should not marry a woman who cannot cook and who cannot pray for at least an hour.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Hearing the way that a pastor undermines and limits women in another context can help us from keeping similar mistakes.
  • Control Issues? The pastor in this story encourages members of his church to only marry each other so that church leaders can help them, but is that crossing the line toward control?
  • Just Cooking? This pastor makes the mistake of placing restrictions around the role of women in a marriage. How does this view limit the particular gifts and callings of men and women?
  • What about men? Are there times when pastors focus too much on the roles of women and fail to challenge men in their marriages?
Gender roles can be a divisive topic in some churches. How do we call our members to the costs of discipleship while still honoring where they’re at with gender roles? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

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The center of Christianity has shifted from the north to the global south, as Christian populations in Asia, Africa, and Latin American continue to explode. While 80% of Christians were located in North America and Europe a century ago, they are now only 40%, while Latin America and Africa account for 1 billion Christians. One out of four Christians in the world lives in Africa. Asia will also see significant Christian growth.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Christianity isn’t declining worldwide, and this should give American church leaders pause in considering the future planning.
  • Church Growth Strategies: The church is growing and most numerous throughout Africa and Latin America, but are American churches, struggling with decline, willing to listen to these churches?
  • New Global Church Leaders: Church leadership is going to shift from the global north to the global south, but will church leaders in North America and Europe be ready to listen?
  • Local Evangelism Matters: With so many leaving the American church or declaring themselves as “religious nones,” local evangelism is now more important than ever.
How can your church benefit from the wisdom of the global church? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

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We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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Women not only outnumber men in American churches, they also outnumber men worldwide when it comes to religion. In the U.S. six in ten women value faith, and four in ten attend church at least once a week. Only 47% of American men value faith, while one third attend church weekly. Worldwide, 51% of women prefer to talk about faith, while 69% of men prefer to discuss politics.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Women worldwide are more drawn to religion than men since men favor politics, and this brings up important demographic concerns for ministries.
  • Not Just the U.S. Church: Women favor religion across faiths and across national boundaries, so it’s possible that any church struggling to attract men is dealing with a much bigger issue than a local, American church issue.
  • Power and Authority: If men are naturally drawn to political power, does this bring up concerns for the roles that men play in churches and the potential to abuse power?
  • Commitments and Roles: If women are more committed to religion in general, does that impact our outreach and church leadership roles?
In what ways does this study relate to your ministry and the challenges it faces? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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Generation Z, those born after 1998, are the first generation that has been truly native to the internet and to computers. They make up 25% of the US population and will turn 18 this year. They are more culturally diverse and have yet to exert their influence on the wider culture, but they will soon, and changes are coming. They are wired to social media frequently, but social media also impacts their self-esteem. They report that they prefer Instagram and video content, averaging 11 hours of viewing online video content per week.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: For all of our focus on Millennials, the next major generational group, temporarily called Generation Z, is set to attend college and makes up 25% of the U.S. population.
  • Identity Issues: Social media and peer pressure are especially important for this generation. How can churches help these young people stay grounded in their identity in Christ?
  • Native to Online Connection: While this generation values online connections and social media, how does the church balance making connections and creating space to disconnect?
  • Video Is Important: Do you see this generation’s focus on video as an advantage or disadvantage for your church?
How can you mentor and learn from this new generation in your church? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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The Missouri Baptist Convention realizes that most Christians in the St. Louis area missed a significant opportunity 20 years ago when many Bosnian refugees fled to their city. The refugee communities largely became closed off and self-dependent, and today they remain difficult to reach with the Gospel. In light of that, the convention is making plans to help welcome the 800 refugees from across the world—primarily from Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan and the Congo. An additional 1200 are scheduled for next year.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Refugees will continue to pose challenges for state, local, and federal governments, and churches need to decide how they will use these opportunities to reach out to people who have lost everything.
  • The Clarity of Hindsight: While the St. Louis Baptists can see with perfect clarity that they missed opportunities in the past, could some churches look back on today in 20 years and see the same opportunities missed?
  • Record-Setting Refugees: Instability in Central America, western Africa, and the Middle East ensure that we will face a record number of refugees for years to come.
  • Refugee Partnerships: Most churches don’t have the resources on their own to support refugee families, but with the help of larger groups, such as state-wide conventions, they can tap into more resources.
Are there opportunities in your community to help refugees? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

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The Pokémon Go mobile app for smartphones lets users track Pokemon characters by enabling the GPS on their phones to work with the app. Characters will appear as players walk around town, and oftentimes churches are one of the landmarks used, resulting in players venturing to churches whether or not they have an interest in it. This is an opportunity to meet people in your community and to be present with your congregation in a simple, fun way.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Churches have a unique opportunity to make connections with neighbors through games like Pokemon Go.
  • Kids these days: Church leaders can risk alienating their congregation and community if they make uninformed condemnations of games like Pokemon Go, even if there are unusual stories about players putting themselves in danger.
  • Pastors these days: Churches have been landmarks used by players, and it’s likely that many would not consider attending a church in the first place. Can pastors use this as an outreach opportunity rather than sending these players away?
  • Relationships matter: Whether or not your play Pokemon Go, the advantage of this new game is that people are leaving their homes to go out for walks and are meeting more people.
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We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.
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Pastor Preston Ulmerson, 29, has launched a group called “Doubters Club” alongside atheist Trax Henderson. The two have started the group in Colorado in order to help Christians and atheists have conversations about current topics. The group started with 10 members and has grown to 60, with two locations.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters to church leaders: Learning to host gracious conversations with atheists and non-Christians can be effective in demonstrating the love and hope of the Gospel.
  • What do atheists want? Much like anyone else, atheists want someone to take their beliefs and stories seriously and to listen to them.
  • Common Ground? Studies have found that atheists and Christians often value many similar things, but they simply don’t spend enough time talking in order to find this out.
  • Preparation: How can you become better prepared to listen and dialogue with those who disagree with your beliefs.
What are the challenges your church may face in hosting this kind of conversation? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

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We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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The Rev. Tony Evans, the first black graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, commented that all humans are created in God’s image, so it’s essential to address the issues, institutions, and injustices that impact others, such as the unborn and black people who are killed by police in higher percentages. Evans noted that everyone created in God’s image should be concerned if there are inequities facing one particular group.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Pastors can help bridge the racial divide in America by listening to the stories of black Americans suffering discrimination and injustice and advocating for an emphasis on the image of God in all people.
  • Racism Is Real: Evans notes that injustice and racism are big problems we need to address, but many white Americans never see this at work in their day to day lives.
  • “Only” Black Lives Matter? In his comments, Evans writes that all people are created in God’s image, but black people have had that dignity stripped from them far too often, resulting in movements such as Black Lives Matter.
  • What Comes First? Evans writes that being a “black Christian” or “white Christian” obscures our greater identity as Christians who belong to a race as a secondary matter.
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Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

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We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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Rich Reaves of LifePath Church visited the mosque next door to his church and found ways to serve his Muslim neighbors. He also organized tours of the mosque for his church so that members could learn what Islam teaches. Reaves notes that his Muslim neighbors are actually quite afraid of being attacked in America and even have a fence around the mosque as a safety measure.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: There are outreach opportunities all around us in our communities, and at a time when many Muslims are misunderstood, living in fear, and in need of the Gospel, service and understanding are important steps forward.
  • Reaching Muslims: The majority of Muslims in America live in fear and are misunderstood. How can your church raise awareness and understanding?
  • Who Is Close to Your Church? Reaves simply looked for a simple way to help his neighbors and ended up building relationships with the Muslims who attended the mosque next door.
  • Opportunities Abound: Muslims are eager to discuss their beliefs and their hatred of extremists, but are we giving ourselves time for that conversation to happen?
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Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

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In a new resolution titled “We’re Sorry We Ever Told You About Jesus,” All Faiths Episcopal Church officially apologized for its awful history of evangelizing, including telling others about right and wrong, and negatively impacting the community by teaching the Bible.
Click here to get the full story. Want stories like this and more delivered to your inbox each week? Go here to order your next four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Evangelism often gets a bad rap, so the question is: How did this happen?
  • Overreacting? This satire highlights the overreaction of mainline churches to some evangelism methods.
  • How to Share the Gospel? If this satire pokes fun at the ways that evangelism has “gone wrong” for this church, are there alternatives to consider?
  • Continuing to Adapt: As new generations and new challenges come along, the ways we share the timeliness Gospel message need to shift and change.
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We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.  
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