1. 7 Reasons You Need to Register Today for Renew Spiritual Leadership Conference

    April 10, 2014 by Paul Chappell


    The 2014 Spiritual Leadership Conference is fast approaching—it’s now less than nine weeks away.

    If you have not yet registered for the conference, I would encourage you to do so today. Here are seven reasons I believe you need to register—the first two of which are why you need to register today:

    7. Free book

    When you register before April 15, you receive a gift copy of my newest book, Out of Commission. This book (which is actually at press now) deals with how we often struggle in our soulwinning, and it provides practical teaching on how to return to our Lord’s Great Commission. Register today, and get your copy free! (more…)

  2. Why Pastors Need Renewal

    March 14, 2014 by Paul Chappell


    The statistics for pastors aren’t good:

    • Fifty percent of pastors starting out will not last five years.
    • One out of every ten pastors will actually retire as a pastor in some form.
    • Over 1,700 pastors left the ministry every month last year.
    • Over 1,300 pastors were terminated by the local church each month, many without cause.
    • The average pastoral tenure is less than four years.
    • Pastors reach their most fruitful time around year six or seven.
    • Generally, the first twenty years of a pastor’s tenure is quite healthy, but it is very rare for a pastor to lead a church through a third decade and beyond with vitality and growth.
    • After two decades of change, a pastor gradually loses a sense of vision, while becoming adverse to risk and change.

    These statistics speak to the realities of stress, weariness, and emptiness that are part of serving people.

    But not every pastor falls by the wayside of statistics. So what is the difference between a pastor who becomes a statistic and a pastor who presses on through the struggles and completes his race still in the ministry? (more…)

  3. After the Conference: Making Spiritual Leadership Conference More Than an Experience

    June 23, 2013 by Paul Chappell


    The Lord graciously and powerfully blessed Spiritual Leadership Conference last week. The preaching, music, testimonies, teaching…it was evident that God’s anointing was on all of it. The Holy Spirit worked in so many of our lives—convicting, challenging, changing us.

    It is my prayer, however, that Spiritual Leadership Conference will be more than an experience. I pray it will be a launch point from which we continue to grow.

    How can you process and implement what God did in your life through this conference? Here are five suggestions:

    1. Collect and review notes and materials.

    Carve out time to collect and review all your message notes, handouts, and resources. Lay them before the Lord, and ask for His guidance in implementing and acting on what He has done in your life. (more…)

  4. Live Stream: the Next Best Thing to Being at Spiritual Leadership Conference Live

    June 8, 2013 by Paul Chappell


    As we begin Spiritual Leadership Conference, I’m praying that God will bring about true revival in our hearts—that the spiritual leadership in our churches will reach a new dimension by the grace of God.

    If you are unable to attend this year’s conference, I hope the live streaming will be a blessing to you. We will be streaming all of the evening services and the daytime sessions taking place in the main auditorium.

    The live stream is available at lbclive.tv. Below is a schedule of the services. (All times given are Pacific Time.) (more…)

  5. 3 Reasons You Should Not Attend Spiritual Leadership Conference (and 5 Reasons You Should)

    June 1, 2013 by Paul Chappell


    With Spiritual Leadership Conference just a few days away, I thought I’d share a few thoughts for anyone still on the fence, deliberating over coming.

    You should not attend this conference if…

    1. You are comfortable with the status quo. This year’s conference is going to challenge us to launch out by faith as never before. If you prefer comfort over fruit, you probably will not enjoy it.
    2. You have no personal or ministry needs. Spiritual Leadership Conference is not for perfect people with perfect ministries. It is a shot in the arm for strugglers. Most of us need the boost.
    3. You do not believe the best days of your life and ministry are on the horizon of faith. If you believe the best days of your ministry are behind you, enjoy the memories. If you long to catch a vision of faith for what God could do in your life and through your ministry, I pray you will gain that at this year’s conference.