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Five Practices for Church Leaders to Align Social Media with their Gospel Mission

Ed Stetzer

How can pastors and church leaders cultivate a social media following that is authentic and welcoming to outsiders? Dr. Ed Stetzer shares five practices that pastors can use to align their social media feeds with the mission God has given them.

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Form in Them Deep Wells of Faith: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Root

Dr. Andrew Root

In Faith in a Secular Age, Dr. Andrew Root helps readers understand why deeply rooted faith is a difficult thing to come by in our local church context. Root helps us to consider what faith is, what steps we can take to move into that faith, and connects faith with a Divine action that we can grasp onto for a fuller understanding of what faith is and what it does in our lives.

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Hope for a Racially Divided Nation

Miles McPherson

A recent increase in high profile, racially-charged conflict has led well-meaning people to wonder what they can do to help alleviate racial tension in our churches, communities, and country. Miles McPherson’s new book, The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation, offers guidance on this issue, by identifying the cultural influences that shape our attitudes on race, and explaining why we must honor the priceless value of God’s image in all people.

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God's Design for Sex and Why it Matters

Juli Slattery

Sexual abuse, sex addiction, and gender confusion are just a sampling of conversations happening around us every day. Sometimes these conversations can become disheartening but the good news is, they don't have to be. What if these conversations turned into an invitation? How would that impact the church in today's culture?

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New Opportunities for Pastoral Growth

Dr. Wayde Goodall

New paths of growth require new methods, tactics, and strategy. As a pastor how do you find the strength to grow? Are you trying to fit new wine into old wineskins, only to be disappointed at the outcome? New wine must be put into new wineskins.

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What Every Young Leader Should Know

Brittany Rust

Many Christians in ministers across the country believe they are untouchable. They've bought into the lie that they're simply too faithful to fall or, on the other hand, they are too spiritual to give in to temptation. In the wake of believing such lies, boundaries are often missed or neglected and ministers end up in places they never thought they go. How do pastors and church leaders avoid such pitfalls?

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Creating Mental Toughness

Dr. Wayde Goodall

Cultivating healthy habits can lead a pastor towards mental toughness. Every day is a new start to make choices that shape who you are as a shepherd for your congregation.

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Self-Care for the Weary Pastor

Focus on the Family's Pastoral Counseling Staff

Many pastors struggle to stay sane because they’re operating under the handicap of a flawed philosophy of Christian leadership.

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