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Characteristics of Faithfulness (Part 2)

God is looking for faithful leaders. One day you’ll be judged—not on how large your church is or how captivating …
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Characteristics of Faithfulness (Part 2)

God is looking for faithful leaders. One day you’ll be judged—not on how large your church is or how captivating …

Characteristics of Faithfulness (Part 1)

One day, every one of us will have a final exam. Jesus tells us about our final exam in the …

Why Faithfulness Matters in Ministry

We minister in a world where it’s tough to find faithfulness. People rarely want to commit to anything—even to a …

The Antidote to An Overworked Pastor: Delegation

I learned the hard way what happens when a pastor tries to do it all. When I first started Saddleback, …

Trust God for the Impossible

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be Noah? I’m sure I’d have a million questions for …

Be Like Noah. Be Different. 

Leaders want to make a difference. They want to change the world around them, affect the culture, and influence people.  …

3 Questions to Ask When You’re Discouraged

Discouragement is highly contagious. It’s a disease that’s deadly to ministry leaders, deeply impacting our ministry effectiveness, motivation, and well-being. …

The Three Characteristics Every Church Planter Needs

When Kay and I headed to Southern California in the last days of 1979 to start Saddleback Church, we had …

Four Reasons to Limit Our Freedom

I was still a long-haired hippie when God called me into the ministry. I’ll never forget when I was asked …

Three Ways to Respond to Good Friday

This Friday, we’ll remember the most expensive gift anyone has ever given us: God’s grace.  It’s free to us, but …

Nine Reasons Easter—and Other Big Days—Can Drive Church Growth

When I look back at the early growth of Saddleback, three days stick out: Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day. We …
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Facing Your Fear of Commitment

In more than 50 years of ministry, I’ve encountered many fears that threaten to derail what God wants to do …

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