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The Chemistry of Church Growth

Ever wondered what your high school chemistry class has to do with the struggles your church is experiencing in growth? …

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 …

Faith Lessons From Over 60 Years of Friendship With Jesus (Part 3)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing a series of articles looking back at my 60 years of walking …

Uprooting the Weeds of Distraction

“The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked …

Helping People Through Grief

Pastor, the reality is that some of the people you lead will never deal directly with their grief. They’ll stuff …

How to Grow Through Change

Change comes frequently in life and in ministry. The only thing you can predict about the future is that tomorrow …

How God Uses Your Work to Help You Grow

Pastor, your work matters. God is using you to help people find him. He’s using you to meet the physical, …

Why Leaders Need to Be Readers

We need to balance both input and output in ministry to be healthy. You can’t constantly give unless you’re filling …

You Can Rely on God’s Power

“We stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NLT) …

One Step at a Time Leads to Maturity

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will …

6 Commitments Every Spiritual Leader Must Make (Part 2)

Leadership is about commitment. God has called us as spiritual leaders to make unique commitments in how we lead others.  …

5 Marks of a Spiritually Mature Leader

At Saddleback, we’ve always tried to make it easy for people to serve. You don’t need to be a committed …

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