Catch up THIS WEEKEND... and be a better church leader!

Have you been neck deep in ministry tasks all week long? Take an hour for your own personal development and read everything you may have missed this week... the news, cultural trends and church happenings that matter to you. You'll gain insight to help you be a better, more-informed church leader.

It's simple. We've aggregated the top 50 things you need to know this week as a church leader and packed them in this week's Ministry Briefing PDF.

In fact, we combed over 1,000 articles, news stories, blog articles and more to find only the things that every church leader in America should be aware of. And it's written BY church leaders and specifically FOR church leaders!

No fluff. No junk. Just the things that matter. All in one easy to download pdf. One paragraph per story. With a link to the entire story (in case you want to drill down further).

Here's what's in the October 14, 2013 edition of Ministry Briefing...


  • American Bible Society Fires President
  • New Jersey Churches Merge to Benefit Both Congregations
  • Creationists Battle Atheists Via Bilboards
  • Day of Prayer Led by Jack Hayford
  • Bible College in Prison Offers Hope
  • Benefits Extended to Same Sex Couples by Exxon
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Founder Was Evangelical
  • Catholic Priest Has Protestant Supporters for Sainthood
  • Pastor Announces Campaign for Governor Hoping for a Miracle from God
  • Government Shutdown Hurts the People God Cares About
  • Call for Sanity from the Senate Chaplain
  • Catholic University Struggles Over Abortion in Health Plan
  • Daily Spending is Evidence of Recovery
  • Majority of Americans Favor Raising the Debt Ceiling
  • Alternate Wedding Location Offered at National Cathedral
  • Hunger Has Been Reduced but Remains Major Problem for Many
  • Chaplains Restored to Military Bases
  • Does Religion Improve Your Health?


  • Billy Graham Unknown by Younger Generation
  • STUDY: Are There Disadvantages for Children of Same-Sex Parents?
  • FiancĂ©' Used to Describe Relationship Without Marriage Plans
  • Billboard Speaks to Pornography and Human Trafficking Problems
  • Millennials in the Church Need Relationships
  • Public University in Alabama Adds Religious Dorm
  • School District Cancels Christmas Programs
  • Atheism Will Gain Greater Acceptance in Culture, According to Maher
  • NEW STUDY: Parenting is Exhausting But Rewarding
  • Most Americans Commute by Car


  • Methodists Disagree Over "Online Communion"
  • Will the Anglican Church Split?
  • Episcopal Church in South Carolina Fights Over Seal


  • Saddleback Church Adds Hong Kong Campus
  • Churches Asked to Hep Public School Students
  • Baptists Encourage Families to Give Toward Fighting Hunger


  • Malcolm Gladwell Returns to Mennonite Roots
  • Mark Driscoll: Will Christianity Thrive or Die?
  • Pat Robertson Takes on Low Carb Diets


  • Twitter Grows Overseas
  • Mobile Phones Will Reach 5 Billion Users in Four Years
  • Google and Facebook Dominate Global Internet Use
  • Hotmail Recycles Inactive Accounts
  • Facebook Plans to Build Residence for Workers
  • Majority of Americans Victims of Online Fraud
  • SnapChat Adds New Story Feature
  • Google Leads the Way in Mobile Products
  • Twitter Becomes New Measure for Nielsen Ratings


  • Pastor of National Cathedral: Homophobia is a Sin
  • POLL: Evangelicals Believe God Gave Israel to the Jewish People
  • Religion at Center of Supreme Court's Latest Cases
  • Innovation Needs Room to Happen
  • Pastor Steals Money for Wife's Pop Music Career
  • Pastors Share Responsibilities for the First Time
  • Pastors Trained in Ministry Labs


  • Restaurant Serves Communion Wafer to Garnish Burger


  • Christians in Bangladesh Pressured to Convert to Islam
  • Woman Elected Bishop of South Indian Anglican Church
  • Armenian Church Faces Uncertain Future
  • Are Evangelicals Working Too Much?
  • Christians Make Up Majority of African Migrants

Contact the authors of Ministry Briefing with your questions...