5 Ways to Evaluate Your Church’s Operating Systems
Systems need to be values driven, mission directed, vision focused then strategy accomplished.
What Does Jesus Want Your Church to Do?
Christ is the ultimate seeker. He seeks and saves the lost.
Passing the Baton: A Smooth Pastor Transition
A successful transition depends on much prayer, preparation, planning, a process, and it is the work of God.
Church Planting is a Lot Like Surfing
I’m not sure there’s a difference between surfing and being a part of a church plant.
9 Reasons You Should Read the Bible RIGHT NOW
The devil hates the Bible and those who quote it, so defeat him by studying it.
Yes, You Need to Know Your Spiritual Gift
There’s a void in the local church when you aren’t using your spiritual gift.
Telling the Story of Jesus Through Service – Part Four
When God changes your life, the desire to love and serve others will be automatic.
Here’s What it Means to Take on a Yoke That is Easy and Light
Because Christ’s love is selfless, we must show mercy to those who can’t pull their load.
Christian, Where’s Your Passion?
To experience who Jesus is and all he wants for us requires passionately knowing and serving him.
What Does the Bible Say about Debt?
Selfishly purchasing things you can’t afford is not being a good steward of God’s blessings.
3 Steps to Letting Your Light and Life Shine
Jesus didn’t suggest that Christians should be “light”. He told them they were “light”.
Hope, Grace, and Kindness on the Football Field
Sit back a minute, close your eyes and honestly ask yourself what life would be like without hope. Yes, seriously, […]
The Only Time Submission Means Peace, Joy and Hope
In the first century, fishing was a lucrative business that provided substantial assets for many families, pushing them just above […]
Coming Back to the Heart of Worship
For many months now, God has been stirring my heart, revealing himself and asking me to truly worship him — […]
10 Ways to Help Someone Who is Depressed
As someone who has personally struggled with depression and tried to minister to loved ones in the thick of it, […]
The Joyful Burden of Friends in Ministry
As a youth ministry minor at Central Baptist College (CBC), many of my friends were pursuing ministry degrees. While my […]
Surviving the Most Wonderful Time of the Year when You’re Grieving
by Lifeword Executive Director Donny Parrish Christmas can be the worst. That doesn’t sound very religious coming from a guy […]
Confessions of a Church Addict
My name is John and I am a recovering church addict. Those are words that seem inappropriate. After all, church […]
When it Comes to Loving People, Christians Have a Higher Standard
“Let us not become weary in doing good . . . Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good […]
The Hard, Narrow Road to Biblical Literacy
We desire the silver platter of biblical literacy – that we might somehow put in the littlest effort yet receive […]
Mike and Laura Beth: From Brokenness to Mending by the Potter
Mike: Sin and Brokenness “…Looking back, I see there was no actual desire to pursue the things of God… Nonetheless, […]
Technology in Ministry: Balance is the Key
When I was a kid, I was not motivated to learn how to ride a bike. It just wasn’t something […]
Lifeword: What I Learned as an Intern
by Melody Siebenmann I have almost completed 120 hours of internship work for Lifeword. And I must say it has […]
Technology in Ministry
When I was younger, I remember my dad, who was a pastor, coming home from a preacher’s meeting. He and […]
Your Marriage May Be Falling Apart
t I remember very clearly the day God showed me an important truth about my relationship with him. I’m either actively […]
How to be Content in Three Acts (#1 of 3)
First Timothy 6:6-10 says, ”But godliness with contentment is great gain.For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing […]
UPDATE: Blessings and Difficulties of Ministry
(Click here to read the original article published on May 31, 2019.) On the sixth day of the strikes by […]
Blessings and Difficulties of Ministry
(Click here to read the UPDATE on this article) It is three a.m. In the darkness of the morning, Lifeword […]