8 Quick Tips for More Powerful Christian Evangelism

by Gregory Koukl, adapted from his book Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. On a flight back from the Midwest, I listened while a Christian brother in the row directly behind me vigorously shared his faith with passengers on either side. I was glad for his effort […]


At Home In Exile

by Russell Jeung, adapted from his new spiritual memoir, At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors. Read it and you will gain wisdom and hope for your church’s ministry to those suffering from poverty, racism, inequality, and mass displacement and refugee crises. 1. Life as […]


2 Ways that Worship Hands Out “Spiritual Shovels”

by Zac Hicks, adapted from his new book The Worship Pastor: A Call to Ministry for Worship Leaders and Teams. Central to any disciple-making paradigm is the idea that the church’s leaders are called and responsible for equipping the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12). The worship services […]


Lay Counselors: Effective Criteria for Selecting and Screening Them

by Siang-Yang Tan and Eric T. Scalise, adapted from their newly revised and updated Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry. The careful selection of lay counselors is a crucial step in the development of an effective lay counseling ministry. However, there is less agreement and even less research […]


Failure and Faithfulness in Daniel 12: Reflections for Pastors

by Wendy L. Widder, adapted from her new book The Story of God Bible Commentary: Daniel (Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight, General Editors). Use this reflection in a sermon, small group, counseling session, or even your personal devotions. Bryan Chapell recounts the late-in-life words of a gifted friend who […]


Improve Your Greeter Ministry with These 4 Steps

by Leslie Parrott, adapted from Serving as a Church Greeter, recently collected in The Zondervan Practical Ministry Guides Collection: Complete 7-Volume Set. Here are some crucial ideas that can prove to be valuable for you and your church as you carry out your ministry of greeting: Step One: Commit Paul […]