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Read more about launching leaders in our cover section.

COVER SECTION 14 F rom churchgoers to world changers

Effective—and counterintuitive—ways to launch leaders. By Joy Allmond

18 How to fire yourself A simple five-step guide to delegating and empowering your people. By Danny Franks

21 Can I get a volunteer? Six ways to encourage greater involvement in your church. By Helen Gibson

FEATURES 24 Get in the game Recruiting VBS volunteers is a challenge but the rewards are worth it. By Jana Magruder

26 How to fail as a leader Lessons learned from King David. By Eric Geiger

29 H  ow to study the Bible like Spurgeon A Q&A with Alistair Begg. By Joy Allmond

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30 Avoiding the cash flow crisis Is your church prepared for the summer giving slump? By Todd McMichen

33 Room to listen We reach others by truly hearing them. By Bob Smietana

36 Crushing the lie of moralism Does your congregation believe the truth about the gospel? By Aaron Armstrong

40 D evelop a global strategy for student missions Are your outreach efforts intentional? By Chad Stillwell and George Siler

43 Church planting blueprint Five ways to determine the needs of your community. By Micah Fries

43 5 From My Perspective Keys to successful leadership succession. By Thom S. Rainer

6 Insights Beliefs, issues, and trends impacting the church and our world.

48 On Our Radar Relevant and practical resources for you and your church.

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46 Rest for the weary Three ways to “grow down” as a leader. By Michael Kelley

DEPARTMENTS 4 Inside F&T Unleashing the leaders in your church. By Carol Pipes

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Facts & Trends is designed to help pastors and other Christian leaders navigate the issues and trends impacting the church by providing info...

Facts & Trends -Spring 2018 - SOAR  

Facts & Trends is designed to help pastors and other Christian leaders navigate the issues and trends impacting the church by providing info...