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The 5 evangelism styles of your church members | Mark Mittelberg & Lee Strobel

As a pastor, it can sometimes feel like you are the only one in your church expected to evangelize. But that’s not how it’s supposed to be. Did you know there are 5 distinct faith-sharing styles? Where some of your church members might be terrified...

Hope for Those Who Need Healing | Costi W. Hinn

When people are in need of physical healing, hope can be hard to find. For the Christian, hope is never far away. Following Jesus may not lead to health, wealth, and prosperity on earth, but we can rest assured he is still the high King of heaven....

Can We Really Know That There's a Heaven? Lee Strobel

I remember spending the day with the famous worldwide evangelist, Luis Palau, who was dying at the time from stage 4 lung cancer. And I remember asking him whether he fears death, and he told me, I don’t really. I’m so convinced from scripture that...

Are You a Thermometer or a Thermostat? Mark Batterson

Letter writing is an art. Expressing your thoughts in letter form is a very personal and vulnerable thing to do. It is also, a very effective way to share your true feelings. Famous couples throughout history have shared their deepest feelings and...

You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

Winter casts a cold shadow. The days are short. The nights are long. The sun seems shy, hidden behind the grayness of the days. Warmth has packed her bags and migrated to the tropics. Beach weather would be nice. But that’s clearly not going to...

30 Days to Growing in Your Faith | Max Anders

Why did you write 30 Days to Growing In Your Faith ? I remember many years ago, late at night, sitting on a park bench under a soft street light at the Christian college I was attending, wondering why in the world the Christian life wasn’t working...

Have Serious Fun… and 3 Other Life Changing Principles I Learned from Cancer | Jim Burns

I married Cathy 47 years ago and after a 10-day honeymoon, started working as a youth pastor in a church. We were both from somewhat dysfunctional families and we were the first to become Christians in our family. Yet we had the misconception that...

A Call to Wake Up | Jim Cymbala

C.S. Lewis wrote his classic work, The Screwtape Letters , in an effort to help modern-minded Christians recognize the reality of spiritual warfare and the tactics of the enemy of our soul. These letters first appeared in a weekly religious...

Free Sermon Resources Based on Small Group Studies

There is something powerful that happens when a church hears a sermon from the pulpit and then it gets reinforced in the Bible study or small group. What your congregation will gain with this approach: One Big Idea . Rather than people hearing one...

Your Life is a Reflection of Your Thoughts | Craig Groeschel

Like whitewater rapids rushing you downstream, your thoughts move your life in the direction of their strongest currents. The thoughts you believe, hold onto, and use to support your decisions determine your view of everything and everyone around...

How to Encourage Your Church to Have Conversations About Jesus | Neil Tomba

I went to a retirement party recently where a man said, “Hey Pastor Neil. I’ve got good news and bad news. Sorry, but I haven’t finished reading your book yet. I’m about 80 percent done. But the good news is I’ve been inspired already to have seven...

Understanding Heaven While Living on Earth | Levi Lusko

Pastor Chuck Swindoll, a very well respected minister, once said that 1 Thessalonians is the perfect place for every new believer to begin. When I heard that, I thought, “That’s interesting.” I’ve always told people they should start with John. And...

Creatures of Habit: Breaking the Habits Holding You Back from God's Best by Steve Poe

For years as a pastor, I’ve watched Christians frustrated because they felt stuck spiritually. They attend church on a regular basis, they pray, they even read their Bibles, but they never seem to get out of these old patterns in their life. I...

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World: Certain Hope In Uncertain Times | David Jeremiah

In June 2020—smack in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic—the tiny nation of Fiji in the South Pacific made a tempting proposition to a very small number of people around the globe. Frank Bainimarama, Fiji’s prime minister, announced he was looking...

7 Things About the Bible I Wish All Christians Knew | Michael F. Bird

As an Anglican priest and seminary professor I regularly get questions about the Bible thrown at me. Some are weird conspiracy theories like, “Didn’t Constantine invent the Bible?” Other times it is misunderstandings about the Bible from...

Is there an enemy at your table? | Louie Giglio

Who is at your table? Is it possible that you’ve invited fear, worry, destruction or anxiety? Ready to fill the seats at your table with peace, calm, purpose and mission? You can find freedom from the war inside your mind—if you allow Jesus, the...

Free Resources

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Here are some tools to help: 

The Small Group Tool Kit includes two mobile-friendly invitation cards, reflection cards to enhance your small  group experience, and a worship song playlist curated by Hosanna Wong that can beplayed during small group meetings or personal Bible study time. 

The Church Tool Kit includes a downloadable poster, bulletininsert, invitation card, and Power Point slide.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Shawn Johnson, lead pastor of Red Rocks Church, gives a
searingly honest portrait of anxiety and depression and shows readers how to fight back and live free. He also has put together three free tools pastors can use to help their congregation have a productive conversation around mental health, including a discussion guide, sermon notes and key Scripture verses.