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The Fallacy of One-Size-Fits-All Discipleship

You can mass produce many things—cars, furniture, plastic bottles, etc.—but you can’t mass produce disciples. One-size-fits-all simply doesn’t work when …

Taking Control of Your Thoughts

Our mind is a powerful tool God gives us for ministry. But our thoughts can also hinder what God wants …

How to Develop Spiritual Strength

As a pastor, you may be tempted to believe you’re immune from letting your spiritual strength slide. But it’s just …

The Five Marks of Spiritual Maturity

God wants all of us to grow. Maturity is one of his purposes for our lives. In fact, Hebrews 6:1 …

9 Steps to Breaking a Bad Habit

Bad habits and addictions wreck ministries. You see it all the time. The truth is, everyone has bad habits, and …

Six Ways God Tests Your Faith & Character

God’s goal for our lives isn’t for us to be happy. It’s for us to grow in spiritual maturity.  Happiness …

4 Questions to Ask in Every Season of Life

God has wired me in such a way that I like to watch things grow. He’s given me a passion …

Spiritual Growth Campaigns Are a Small Group Factory

Spiritual growth isn’t a solo affair. We grow in community. You can read the Bible on your own. You can …

The Discipleship Method of Jesus

A common debate among ministry leaders is whether to use an attractional approach or a missional approach to evangelism. Those …

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 …

How God Uses Spiritual Dryness to Help You Grow

August is often the driest month of the year here in Southern California. Not only is it physically dry, but …

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