Greg Stier

Christian Post Guest Columnist

The Death of 'The Great Commission'

The average "Christian" doesn't know the last and lasting mandate that Christ gave to go and make disciples of everyone everywhere. Wow. That's like a doctor who doesn't know what the word "medicine" means.

7 Reasons Churches Don't Grow

They're not friendly enough. There have been far too many times I've walked through the foyer of a church and NOT been greeted or said hello to or helped. First impressions matter.

The Radical Jesus Agenda

I hear a lot of talk among conservative Christians today about "the radical liberal agenda" that is dominating our culture. This agenda is filled with leftist Democrats, unfair and imbalanced MSNBC reporters and pro-gay Starbucks cups controversies.

Stop Playing Defense in Youth Ministry!

We play a lot of defense in youth ministry. We fight against tough opponents like teen suicide, marijuana and opioid addiction, cyber-bullying, sexting and on and on and on the list goes. Teenagers today are up against a long list of enemies and we want to help them win. But it is almost impossible to win the battle for the hearts, minds and souls of the next generation by just playing defense.

4 Super Simple and Effective Ways to Become a Better Speaker

I've been speaking to teenagers for almost three decades now, during a third of that time I was a preaching pastor as well. I'm terrible at sports (uncoordinated) and horrific at hobbies (easily distracted) so I've poured everything I have into becoming a better, more impacting communicator.

Bad Math: Why Just Planting More Churches Is Not Enough

There is a church planting frenzy in America. It's the thing these days. And speaking as a former church planter I can see why. But there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America and there are only 35,000 cities and towns. How many more new church plants do we need?

We Need More Risk Takers in Youth Ministry!

We need risk takers who are williing to leave their paradigms and programs behind and even risk losing their jobs so that more teenagers can be reached for Jesus. The urgency is at an all time high and our collective effectiveness is at an all time low.

Helping Your Teens Process the Las Vegas Massacre

how do you help your students process this latest atrocity? How do you help your students find safe harbor in the midst of their understandable sea of anxiety, doubt, fear and questions about the presence of an all-powerful and loving God?

The Key to Revival: Sizzle and Steak

Every great revival has both sizzle and steak. The sizzle is the rally point for the revival, the shock and awe of an event or a moment that captures attention, imaginations and hearts. But sizzle without steak is just a mouth-watering sound that disappoints.