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. […]


Which of These 3 Leadership Delusions Have You Embraced?

by Joseph M. Stowell, adapted from his book Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders, now in softcover for the first time. Delusion 1: Outcomes are the primary measure of success. The more a person accomplishes, the better the chances are that they will be hailed as a great leader. […]


How to Comfort the Deeply Wounded

by Ajith Fernando, adapted from his book Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World. Antoine Rutayisire, a church leader from Rwanda who lost many of his loved ones in the Rwandan genocide, is now actively involved in bringing healing to his land. During a visit he made to Sri […]


Where Have All the Lamenting Pastors Gone?

by Esther Fleece, No More Faking Fine. Would you hire David as your worship pastor? Would you share your pulpit with the weeping prophet Jeremiah? How would your staff respond to Nehemiah’s public display of sorrow during a staff meeting? Would Esther be given a seat at the church leadership […]