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Learning From the Downfall of the Auto Industry

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Out of the Big Three American automakers, only Ford avoided bankruptcy. There are some big takeaways for us.

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5 Trends That Are Shaping the Future of the Church

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LifeWay hears from about 250,000 congregations each year. These are the trends that we are seeing emerge.

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3 Reminders That Your Calling Is Not an Accident

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Ministry in the local church can at times be discouraging. Here are three reminders that you’re right where God wants you.

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6 Toxic Tendencies of Church Bylaws

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Bylaws are essential from a legal and organizational standpoint, but here are ways they can hinder or hurt a church’s mission.

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Why Is LifeWay Giving Away Bibles?

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LifeWay is giving away Bibles to members of churches within 15 miles of their stores. Here are the details.

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6 Practices That Sabotage Search Committees

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The typical search process should be no longer than six months. These bad habits are often at play when it takes longer.

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7 Reasons Churches Stop Reaching Out

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There are many reasons churches abandon outreach. Here are a few, in hopes of helping you reverse the trend.

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Rejoice in the Church God Has Given You

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Comparing your church to other churches simply for the sake of comparison only breeds jealousy and ingratitude.

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7 Potentially Deadly Church Sicknesses

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Use this list to diagnose potential hindrances to your church’s health.

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Why Church Giving Is Decreasing

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There are a few key reasons why giving might be down in your church.

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