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As mentioned above, R.C. Sproul Jr. had a hard week involving a felonious DUI with a minor in his vehicle. As a widower, father of 8 and grandfather to 1, Sproul has a lot on his plate which he obviously is not handling in a very healthy manner.
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: When you look at yourself or your colleagues, how many steps are you away from a situation such as Sproul finds himself in? What does it look like to see his story not as a cautionary tale but a catalyst to serve?
  • How does your church view addicts? Many church have a healthy view of recovery and addiction and are welcoming to people at all stages of the addiction journey
  • What can you do in your community? Is your church the ideal spot for “celebrate recovery” or an AA meeting?
  • Is it time for prison outreach? What is your congregation doing to mentor and build relationships with the jails and prisons in your community? How could this turn lives or families around?
What is your gut reaction to the news of a fallen leader? How can you improve dialogue with those outside of your congregation? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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A study of cultural trends by visual anthropologists and art directors at Getty Images found that there are a number of trends for ads and designs coming for 2017 that include an emphasis on virtual reality and images of the “gritty woman.” Designs are becoming more spontaneous and playful, while there’s also a growing awareness of global communities.
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: While churches aren’t involved in design or advertising, these wider trends could impact our communities and lead to ministry challenges.
  • Virtual Challenges: Virtual reality remains a great unknown for many, but questions of morality and ethics for virtual actions will certainly become an issue sooner than later.
  • Pushback After Trump: Donald Trump’s remarks about grabbing and assaulting women became a flashpoint in this election, and the credibility of some churches may ride on how they respond to women who feel betrayed.
  • Global Awareness: Are there ways that the church, with its global emphasis, can help guide the culture in this area?
How do we balance planning for the future with taking care of immediate needs in the present. How can you improve dialogue with those outside of your congregation? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Connect4Climate, a group within City Bank that focuses on global climate shift issues is encouraging people between the ages of 14 and 35 to create videos depicting what climate shift means for them. The contest garnered a good response with over 800 entries. “What we found is that young people are very much aware of climate change… They’ve grown up with climate change” says climate change expert Max Thabiso Edkins.
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: As our first call was as caretakers of the earth, church leaders can’t be ignorant of environmental issues.
  • If it matters to millennials, does it matter to you? If your church attitude toward climate shift is dismissive, how does that impact younger members?
  • Make a change: How could your church make a change to demonstrate environmental concern? Could you curtail paper usage or buy biodegradable coffee cups?
  • Start where you are:If you want to make a change in your congregation, consider starting a green-team and documenting your global impact from the beginning.
What is one thing your church can do to green-up? Don’t be afraid to talk about, and show your work. 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Current Events, Ministry Briefing, Outreach, Start Here, Uncategorized
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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Controversy, Current Events, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Uncategorized
Pastor Jonathan Greer was voted out of his position by 31 people at Mt. Sterling Baptist Church, and the reasons are allegedly very different. While the church claims that he was fired over his failure to visit members of the congregation, Greer notes that he was fired because he had invited black people to the church’s VBS.
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: This story is yet another example of the ways that racism continues to impact ministries and the challenges faced by pastors who work on reconciliation.
  • A Wounded Nation: Racism has left many wounds in American society, and it has been especially damaging in the church.
  • Opposition Expected: As church leaders work on reconciliation, they should expect opposition from members, and these members may hide their true motives.
  • Community Relationships: Relationships can be a helpful first step as church leaders reach out to leaders of the black community and bridge historic divides and right injustices.
How can your church work toward greater reconciliation in your community? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Controversy, Current Events, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Uncategorized
Williamstown, Kentucky has seen both the blessings and curses of the Ark Encounter attraction that is opening this summer through Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis ministry. Ham promises jobs and revenue for the struggling region in northern Kentucky, and so far Williamstown has seen a boost in downtown business. However, the tax breaks and moral code for ark employees leaves many worried that the project could come with too many drawbacks.
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: Christian businesses can bring blessings to their communities, but sometimes there’s a dark side they need to consider.
  • Limited Job Growth: Ark Encounter has strict, religious employee guidelines that could limit its reach into the community and alienate some government officials
  • The Wait: Many local investors are waiting to see how profitable the attraction will be before they invest in more hotels and restaurants.
  • Outreach? Is this attraction a form of outreach or does it primarily reach people who are already Christian?
Are there times you’ve organized outreach to your community only to find that it had some negative side effects? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Current Events, Current Events, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Staffing, Start Here, Uncategorized
Concerns over the economy were felt by nearly 80% of Americans in 2009 at the height of the recession, but now it has dropped close to 45%. As of 2015, only 28% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, which is an improvement from 40% the year before. In addition, 65% of Americans are secure in their jobs and overall are not worried about cutting spending dramatically.
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: Money is always in close competition with God, so are there ways that pastors can speak to the new sense of financial security that many experience?
  • Discipleship and Stewardship: As more Americans transition to financial stability, how can pastors help their congregations continue to trust in God’s provision and not lose sight of God’s calling?
  • Planning Ahead: Is now the time to help your congregation save up funds? Should you host a class on finances?
  • Your Next Campaign: When should you plan your next stewardship campaign in light of this trend?
How has your congregation experienced the financial recovery? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Current Events, Current Events, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Uncategorized
Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family may be one of the only people in America who can call Donald Trump a “baby” and not get attacked on Twitter. However, Dobson was referring to Trump’s faith, claiming that Trump had recently converted to Christianity, just in time to run for president. Trump did not comment on Dobson’s assertion.
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: No one can determine a genuine profession of faith for sure, but church leaders should beware the motives of politicians.
  • Who Is Helping Who? Are church leaders being exploited by politicians who over-promise and under-deliver in order to get their help with an election?
  • What Is the Message? When church leaders publicly support politicians, do they limit their ability to share the Gospel widely?
  • Is Trump Different? Should Trump’s racially charged and misogynistic campaign particularly off limits for church leaders to support compared to other political leaders who are less volatile?
What are some good boundaries for church leaders and politics? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Current Events, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Uncategorized
New York Pastor Tim Keller’s massive think tank, The Gospel Coalition was founded to help Christians in the post-modern era engage and understand culture. In reality it has become an organization that promotes criticism and shuns outsiders. On top of all that, there is a lack of accountability within the organization that refuses to respond to outsider questioning.
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: It is essential for churches to operate with integrity and accountability, to be welcoming to outsiders. We all make mistakes and this article is a good reminder of the mark we are aiming for.
  • How does your church deal with criticism?  It’s easy to dish it out and it’s hard to take it but how your leadership deals with criticism is crucial to the vitality of your congregation.
  • Are you engaging culture appropriately? We have to minister to our communities in culturally relevant ways if we want to make an impact, does your church need a tune up?
  • Do you have the right accountability systems in place for leadership? Your congregation needs to feel free to question you without reproach or fear of becoming an outcast.
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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Current Events, Current Events, Leadership, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Staffing, Start Here, Trends, Uncategorized
Thom Rainer writes that many churches will seek to hire a pastor of community evangelism in the future. Rainer writes that evangelism continues to be a struggle for many churches, and one person to lead local evangelism efforts will be key. Most churches are not evangelistic and they struggle to coordinate events, ministries, and social media connections, leading to a need for a new position.
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 is a challenge for many Christians, including evangelicals, and a central position focused on sharing the Gospel can help churches improve in their focus and coordination.
  • Reversing Trends: If churches are losing members and failing to reach out, then the decline of congregations is inevitable unless there’s a change.
  • Coordinating Ministries: A champion for evangelism on staff will keep it from falling through the cracks or being overshadowed by other concerns.
  • Tying Social Media to Evangelism: How people work out their faith and search for answers is changing, and evangelism is both online and in person today.
How can your church provide support to your evangelism efforts? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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Current Events, Leadership, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Outreach, Start Here, Uncategorized
Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins, professors of history at Baylor University, write that the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is in decline because its members have, for the most part, lost their commitment to evangelism. SBC parents have also struggled to retain their children, while allowing their doctrine to become diluted by a kind of American deism and political involvement in the Republican party.
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: Whether or not you agree with Kidd and Hankins, are there ways the three points of their critique can help your church focus its ministry?
  • Do politics get in the way? Political parties have become synonymous with certain denominations, but there is a vocal movement in the SBC arguing against aligning with a specific party.
  • Retaining youth: To what degree have churches either alienated or isolated younger members who are crucial for their futures?
  • American theology? Kidd and Hankins note that some churches have mixed American values with their theology. Where have you seen this happen?
How can your church keep politics from impacting the gospel message? 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!
logo_ministry_cSave Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

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.

Our Commitment.

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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