Seven Ways to Improve Your Team

David Mathis
Jesus sent his disciples out two by two, and throughout the New Testament, leadership in the local church is always plural (first the apostles, then the elders/pastors/overseers). Here are seven ways for ministry teams (and especially team leaders) to pursue health and fitness in team dynamics. Continue Reading

Reignite Your Prayer Life

Don Whitney
How’s your prayer life? Hardly any question can cause more chin-dropping, foot-shuffling embarrassment for Christians than asking about their prayer life. Why do so many followers of Jesus suffer with such unsatisfying prayer lives and consider themselves hopelessly second-rate Christians for it? Continue Reading

The Word Awakens Joy and Worship

John Piper
Peter begins his letter not merely with statements of truth, but with worship. He rejoices over the realities he has seen about who God is and what he has done. In twenty minutes, John Piper walks through these first verses to understand the role of the Bible in our new birth and daily worship. Continue Reading

We Should Pray for Healing

Jon Bloom
Should we pray for healing? Yes! The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute this gift for the glory of Jesus. Pray for the sick. God will only answer these prayers with good! Don’t settle for little faith and low expectations. Stir up faith! Earnestly desire this gift. Continue Reading