Continuing the Legacy and Influence of Francis Schaeffer with New Research
and Findings. Equipping Pastors, Churches and You!

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Speak Truth! Ephesians 4: 7-16

We prepare God's people! The purpose of any worker in the church is to build up the people for service…>


Be Kind! Ephesians 4:17-32

As leaders in Christ's Body, we must be morally true. We must have a deep penetrating desire for real Truth and teach…>


Lead Worthy! Ephesians 5:1-7

The Christian leader is called to model and inspire gentleness, love, empathy, compassion—and, out of these, will flow forgiveness.


Paul's Guide to Leading and Managing a Church

Introduction to the 'Effective Leadership from Ephesians' series. A Look at some of the calls and precepts from Paul's in Ephesians applied to leading and managing a church.


See the entire series here: /Leadership-from-Ephesians

Research Highlights


Statistics on Pastors: 2016 Update

Research on the Happenings in Pastors' Personal and Church Lives.

So, what is going on with today's servants of the Church?

Since first studying pastors in the late 80's, we are seeing significant shifts in the last 20 years on how pastors view their calling and how churches treat them.


How consistent has the church treated their pastor? 88% Are Treated Well!

Pastors are more appreciated than ever! When we first started to do these studies in the late 80's through 2000, we saw many pastors broken, depressed, and very few satisfied. We were the hired hands, and churches either overly adored and fixated on their pastor or, in most cases, were treated terribly. We see there have been great strides within the church leaderships, denominational managements and realistic job descriptions and expectations. This, along with many organizations sounding the alarm, pastors are in a better place now, than ever before.


PDF Report with graphs and insights:




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Leading the Church

Leading the Church

The Characteristics of False Teachers!
False teachers, in their lust for new nuances that are not true or seeking what is a lie over and against what is clearly revealed in Scripture as truth are foolish and harmful to others. (5/13/2008)

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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

Let Christ Work! Ephesians 2:11-13
The administration of our church is not about personal wants, needs, and/or comforts; it is about Christ working in us in unity more powerfully and triumphantly. The key to turn on this engine of our collective spiritual formation is our willingness to effectively teach, disciple, pursue, endure, and grow in Him as Lord. Allow the holiness of our Lord, His grace, His patience, understanding, faith, loyalty, goodness, and love to be exhibited in the leadership--not just by imitation, but with gratitude and submission, saved by His blood, kept by His power (1 Cor. 1:30; Col. 1:27; Gal. 5:21-23; 1 Pet. 1:5)! (9/20/2016)

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The Character of Communication
Is being willing to convey our honest thoughts. (1/30/2008)

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Bible Research

Bible Research

The Cheat Sheet
The Into Thy Word Bible Study Method is the "cheat sheet" for using the Inductive Bible Study method. Here are all of the inductive steps laid out for you to use to get the most out of your Bible studies! Keep a copy of this tucked in your Bible. Feel free to make copies of this for your personal use; more are available in our book, Into Thy Word! (3/6/2008)

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