The Values-Driven Leader: A Mosaic of 3 Tiles

The Values-Driven Leader: A Mosaic of 3 Tiles

What can you do to keep your organization on mission?


What Does Community Have to Do with Our Evangelism, Anyways? [Gospel Life Podcast]

What Does Community Have to Do with Our Evangelism, Anyways? [Gospel Life Podcast]

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


What Does Community Have to Do with Our Evangelism, Anyways?

One-on-One with Tom Holladay on “Putting It All Together Again When It’s All Fallen Apart”

One-on-One with Tom Holladay on “Putting It All Together Again When It’s All Fallen Apart”

Nehemiah mourned, fasted, and prayed; that's where you start.


Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 4)

Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 4)

More ways small churches can serve their communities


8. Small churches could develop a jail ministry.

Faith in Russia: What Does It Mean?

Faith in Russia: What Does It Mean?

Many Russians, be they Orthodox or Evangelical, will understandably view their homeland with affection, loyalty, and patriotism.


After brief instructions from the Lutheran Archbishop Dietrich Brauer, we processed up the center aisle of the St. Peter-and-St. Paul Lutheran Cathedral in Moscow, launching the 500th Anniversary observance of the Protestant Reformation.

Changing Direction – Reflections on the Chicago River at St. Patrick’s Day

Changing Direction – Reflections on the Chicago River at St. Patrick’s Day

When we follow Jesus, we do what the Chicago River did in 1900: we change direction.


My husband and I live in downtown Chicago. Since I work at Wheaton College, people often ask, “Why don’t you live in the suburbs? Isn’t it a hassle to commute every day?” And from those who live in another state and only know the city fromknow the city the news, we often hear, “Is it safe to live in Chicago?”

Five Things that Keep Churches from Change

Five Things that Keep Churches from Change

Being a representative of Christ in a lost world requires change.


Leading a church into revitalization is a daunting task. It takes much prayer, grace, and strength. Churches that need revitalization have often drifted into a place of complacency. The change they need often comes about because of a cathartic moment.

The Focused Leader: Keeping the Mission as the Ultimate Goal

The Focused Leader: Keeping the Mission as the Ultimate Goal

Missional leaders must cultivate biblically-shaped leadership and the gospel-structured mission.


Eighteenth-century pioneer of missional theology, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, once quipped, “Preach the gospel, die and be forgotten.” Zinzendorf accurately describes the posture of the missional leader.

Three Elements of an Explosive Church Planting Movement

Three Elements of an Explosive Church Planting Movement

Developing better systems to reflect the best in kingdom expansion


Church planting is an important and broad topic. It seems that most people have an opinion on church planting—some have several opinions! If you want to see some excitement, ask a group of church planters or church leaders in general what an explosive church planting movement looks like.

The Suffering Leader

The Suffering Leader

I found new treasures in the field of suffering


The suffering leader sounds like an un-American idea. In our paradigm, leaders flourish, whether on Wall Street or in the house church. Even in the spiritual realm, we are susceptible to expectations that flourishing leaders have flourishing lives—yet we know better. And as we read our Bibles, nowhere do we find that promise or that narrative.

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