When to Break the Rules

As leaders, we tend to love the type of church or ministry members who are “all in.” The more committed, the better, right? Maybe; maybe not. After reading Mark 2–3 the other day, I realized that in the gospels, those who often received the harshest rebuke...

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Young Donkeys and Campus Ministry

In Every Nation, we talk a lot about the campus. It’s in our mission statement, and it’s a significant part of decisions on where to plant next. Why? Because reaching the next generation is a crucial part of our calling. We have always said that we have...

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America: A City on a Hill?

  As the cofounder and president of a global family of churches and campus ministries, I try to avoid commenting on local or national events. That is the role of local church pastors and regional team leaders. However, the violent and tragic events that...

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My Top 10 Books of 2020

Three times in the past week, different leaders from around the world have asked me to recommend books on various topics pertaining to leadership. I took that as a gentle reminder that it is time to post my annual top ten book list.  As you peruse my list,...

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Leadership Crash Course

There are a few aspects of leadership that don't change. Looking at the example of David in Psalm 78, we see three lessons that we're going to talk about today.

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Run From Fame

Jesus wasn’t impressed with fame or celebrity. His goal was to make disciples, not gather crowds. Unfortunately, it’s far too common to see people today chase fame and crowd sizes instead of focusing on discipleship. In today's message, as we...

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Biblical Civil Disobedience

BIBLICAL CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE—We’ve heard a lot about civil disobedience lately, but we haven’t heard a lot about biblical civil disobedience. What makes certain types of civil disobedience biblical and other types unbiblical? We’re going to talk...

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The Leadership Runway

THE LEADERSHIP RUNWAY—You may think this doesn't apply to you, but if you're leading a small group, a department, a children's ministry, or serving as a pastor, at some point, you will transition from your current role. That transition will...

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