Most pastors I know do premarital counseling, but I'm sure our approaches are quite varied.For some years, we have been using the Prepare compatibility test as well as the old Richard Dobbins videos/workbooks.I'd like to invite everyone into this, not just the contributors.What do you...

God has called us to create the future. We cannot change history. We cannot make history. But we can and should create the future.God seems to work most powerfully through those who live most passionately.Solomon paints a very depressing picture in Ecclesiastes. He seems to...

More information from the Catalyst Conference. Hope this is helpful!?! Craig Groeschel did a powerful session about the tendency we have toward practical atheism. Mark Batterson's take on Groeschel's talk.My notes from Groeschel's talk.More great quotes from Rick Warren's message....

Central Thought Of Talk: Intentionally add value to people every day!The greatest way to add value to people is to find your 'strength zone' (gifts, passions, skills) and then leverage those strengths for others.Several Hinderances In Adding Value To Others In My Young Life:I...

The annual Catalyst Conference here in Atlanta is always preceded by what are called Catalyst Labs. These are workshops with amazing speakers (last year I got to meet Eugene Peterson among others) and I find it more helpful and exciting than the arena event which...

If you want God's blessing, anointing, and power to rest on your life--then you have to get with God's agenda. God has not promised to bless your agenda. But He has promised to bless His agenda through you.Stop praying, 'God bless me!' ...

Francis Chan is a pastor of a church in So. Cal.It is actually possible to be successful preacher and have a growing church--and not really love the people of your church. It is also possible to be successful outwardly and not really be in...