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Despite Stresses, Few Pastors Give Up on Ministry

Though pastors are stressed about money and overwhelming ministry demands, only one percent abandon the pulpit each year, LifeWay Research finds. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Suicide is Epidemic but Doesn’t Lead to Hell, Americans Say

Most Americans believe they are seeing an epidemic in the United States of people taking their own lives. But most Americans don’t view suicide as a selfish choice, and they don’t believe it sends people to hell, LifeWay Research finds. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Views on Divorce Divide Americans

Pastors believe not all divorces are created equal, but for many Americans any reason is as good as another according to new research from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]

The Exchange Show

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The Exchange Podcast: Mark and Roma Downey #091

On this episode of The Exchange: Co-host Micah Fries meets with Hollywood producers, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, to discuss the launch of their new series, A.D. The Bible Continues, which debuts April 5, 2015, on NBC. Also, training from Ministry Grid with Pastor Afshin Ziafat Bad church signs …read more From:: The Exchange [Read More]
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Jon Acuff – Do Over – This Week on #TheExchange

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer: Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling author, discusses ministry and career advice and his latest book, Do Over. Also, Carmen Fowler LaBerge, President of The Presbyterian Lay Committee, Eric Mason on the Gospel and Fatherhood, and bad church signs. …read more From:: The Exchange [Read More]
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Tony Evans: The Exchange Podcast #090

On this episode of The Exchange:America Dr. Tony Evans, founder and senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship discusses America’s need for spiritual revitalization and his new book, America: Turning a Nation to God Training from Ministry Grid with Ray Chang about multiethnic churches Lisa Harper, theological scholar and Bible teacher Bad Church Signs …read more… [Read More]

Facts & Trends

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5 Essential Elements of Transformational Small Groups

by Ed Stetzer Transformational discipleship involves moving people from sitting in rows, where they are simply in proximity to one another, to sitting in circles. From there, they move into community with one another. When Eric Geiger and I were writing Transformational Groups, we studied 2,300 churches sponsored by 15 denominations. Fewer than half of…
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Leadership Challenges in Revitalization

by Ed Stetzer I fell in love with church revitalization early in my ministry when I led a church of 35 senior adults during a brief stint teaching at a seminary. The median age of the people was 68. It seemed like there was an oxygen tank or a walker at the end of most…
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A Path to Spiritual Growth

by Ed Stetzer This issue of Facts & Trends has gone back to the basics a bit. It has aimed to help us understand the gospel better, experience more of God’s love, and be more inspired to live out our calling as His redeemed and empowered people, the church. Throughout, we’ve looked at ways spiritual…