This Is the “Right Power Outlet” for Effective Ministry

by Peyton Jones, adapted from his new book Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art. The success of the apostles began with their willingness to “wait.” Wait for what? God himself. He sent us out on a mission, but he never expected us to go it alone. Let’s […]


How Do We Relate to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

by Michael Horton, adapted from his new book, Rediscovering the Holy Spirit: God’s Perfecting Presence in Creation, Redemption, and Everyday Life. What we meet in the unfolding biblical drama is not merely three “personas” but three concrete persons; not just three roles, but three actors. We encounter the Father as […]


One Aspect of the Forgotten Jesus: What Authority Does Jesus Hold?

by Robby Gallaty, adapted from his new book The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi. Read more of The Forgotten Jesus for fresh insights on the Easter story and the rest of Jesus’s life and ministry. Although Jesus was meek and mild, he wasn’t weak. He […]


Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community

by Mark DeYmaz, excerpted from Disruption: Repurposing The Church To Redeem The Community. In the summer of 2010 I had the privilege of driving my oldest daughter, Emily, to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she spent her freshman year in college. Two days on the road together provided us with […]


2 Essential Features of a Purpose Driven Children’s Ministry

by Steven J. Adams, adapted from his new book Children’s Ministry on Purpose: A Purpose Driven Approach to Lead Kids Toward Spiritual Health. Here is how I define a purpose driven children’s ministry: A purpose driven children’s ministry is an intentional and balanced discipleship process that leads kids toward spiritual […]


Pastors, Ready to File Your Taxes? This One-Stop Resource Will Help

by Dan Busby, Michael Martin, and John Van Drunen, adapted from their new book Zondervan 2017 Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide (For 2016 Tax Returns). Ministers continue to be faced with a plethora of tax and finance developments. A summary of some of the more significant developments are listed below. […]