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On the Cover: Pastor and author Michael Anthony

Spring 2018


6     Raising Sheep That Change the World

by Michael Anthony

God calls pastors to be the tip of the spear in the battle for hearts and souls. It’s essential that we stay sharp to maintain a positive influence on those who follow us.

8     Turn Criticism Into Christlikeness

by Jim Cymbala

Criticism — from both outside and inside the church — has always been part of leadership. To be effective leaders, we must turn attacks into Christlike character.

10   Mentors for the Spiritual Battlefield

by Brian Richard

Older and younger pastors have much to learn from each other, sharing their wisdom and insight of from their respective generations.

12   Make Believers

by Dr. Randy Bunch

We can’t make a spiritual impact with “make-believers” who masquerade as disciples. But we can turn our generation around with devoted, biblically literate believers who have counted the cost.

14   Pitfalls of Ministering in the Digital Age

by Dr. Deborah Waterbury

Digital communication has many advantages, but if it’s not used wisely and carefully in the church, it could do more harm than good.


4  Ministry Minute

         Leave an Untarnished Legacy

16  Church Chuckles

18  The Good Word

         It’s Time for a Revolution