Have you ever wondered if God may be calling you to church revitalization. In this bonus episode of Revitalize and Replant, Thom and Kevin discuss five signs God wants to use you for this important work. Highlights: You want your life to be used by God. The need is great. You have

http://traffic.libsyn.com/menunplugged/98_Kevin_Sorbo_volume_leveled.mp3 On Today’s Episode: Get ready to plug in and recharge! Featured guest, actor Kevin Sorbo joins Men Unplugged with Jeff Jerina to give you actionable steps to live out your Christian faith with courage and grace. Hear about Kevin Sorbo’s personal testimony, lessons from his life and acting roles the TV

WHEN OTHERS DON’T SEE YOUR CALLING By John Bevere “Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not” (Acts 7:25). Your calling is revealed to you before it is revealed to others. God often gives us a glimpse of the future long

One week ago, I met with an old friend who was born in America but who has spent almost all of his life in Italy. He was struck by how openly and boldly the gospel was proclaimed here in the States, from massive billboards on the roadside to Christian radio

Growth is a lifetime process and a daily decision. It doesn’t happen automatically; you have to be intentional about growing every single day. I love Charlie Brown, but he was misguided when he said, “I think I’ve discovered the secret of life—you just hang around until you get used to it.”

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Entrepreneurial Aptitude is one of the eleven competencies that Acts 29 considers essential when assessing church planters. You can explore the Competencies further on the Acts 29 Competencies page. CORE IDEA In 1 Corinthians 9:22, Paul says ‘I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save

Christian entrepreneurs are going to change the world. In Christian church history, there have been periods of time when the church has really created a strict dividing line between clergy and laity; that is, between professional priests, pastors, and ministers versus all of the “ordinary” members who are not called to

Take a moment with me to think back on the baby showers you’ve been to. It seems like inevitably, when seasoned moms get together, the floodgates open. After a while, the mom-to-be is sitting there thinking she officially made the worst decision of her life—one she can’t take back. Okay,

Don’t judge me too quickly on the content of this article. Unfortunately, I’ve seen it again and again. Church leaders and members sacrifice the health and good of the church for fear of hurting one or a few persons. The body is sacrificed for the sake of a few members. We think

In 2011, smartphones were almost a novelty. Just 35% of American adults had one. That number has more than doubled in the past six years, and more than 9 in 10 adults under 30 have a smartphone (via Pew Research). When someone is considering a new phone, the question is

by Kevin Peck Every one of us is a part of a family. If your family is anything like mine it is a great family, but far from perfect. My family is much like so many others. We love each other, care about each other and contribute to one another, and

Most believers want to grow spiritually. But often we stumble in our efforts to grow. Is there a key or a silver bullet that catalyzes our spiritual formation? Willow Creek’s Reveal survey of several thousand churches revealed not a silver bullet, but the number one catalyst that believers said contributed

by Kelly Balarie With all the details of my skinny, extra hot, double pump vanilla latte on my mind, I nearly missed him. My feet carried me faster than a cartoon roadrunner—and let’s be honest, there’s no time for anything when you have the anxiety of time chasing your heels. Must.

At any given time, there are close to 100 different churches that are considering working with The Unstuck Group. As our name implies, the churches that contact us have a sense that they are “stuck” in some way. I can sense in some of these early conversations, though, that some

Your church is likely entering a busy season. School has started. Members are in a routine again after the summer. Fall festivals details are being finalized. And Christmas season plans are being made. The abundance of events and outreach opportunities churches have planned for this time of year make for great

An emergency reserve is a cash reserve in the form of an interest-bearing savings or money market account that is always available and easy to get to in case of emergency. No matter who you are, you need one. It’s your first step in building your financial security. An emergency

Deep within the heart of every man is a God-given desire for relationship. This is the way we were created. Many times we attempt to develop relationships out of our natural reason and understanding. However, the frailty of those relationships brings great disappointment. The Bible teaches us the principle of covenant

Churches can learn a lot from businesses. It’s true. I hope I didn’t lose you with that statement. For many years, I have worked with my team at The Unstuck Group to help churches get unstuck. But, I periodically have had the chance to serve businesses as well. And there’s one

“How can I set this before a hundred men?” his servant asked. But Elisha answered, “Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the Lord says, “They will eat and have some left over (2 Kings 4:43).” Sometimes, the best food is something you had left over from

With leadership comes a great responsibility to uphold a standard of integrity regardless of the cost. All too often we see leaders compromise their lifelong forged ethics just to gain the ever fleeting reward of “momentarily getting ahead.” This lack of ethical leadership has greatly shaped the continuing devaluing of

As Christians, we often subconsciously think we aren’t supposed to have too much. We’re afraid of being associated with bad theology, or we’ve seen people abuse the idea of being blessed, so we push back from the whole concept. But does such thinking align with what the Word of God

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At any given time, there are close to 100 different churches that are considering working with The Unstuck Group. As our name implies, the churches that contact us have a sense that they are “stuck” in some way. I can sense in some of these early conversations, though, that some

God May Be Talking to the Leader in the Office Next Door I have experience working with pastors who believe they are the only people who can hear the voice of God when it comes to shaping the vision and ministry strategy of a church. Here are some observations I have about