Why it takes 5 to 7 years to become the pastor

You are ready to lead and move the church forward, but not without dealing with these obstacles.
October 22, 2017   Thom Rainer

Book review: “Neglect is a deadly form of abuse” in the church

Wounded in the Church, by Ray Beeson and Chris Hayward, is a resource that should be on every pastor's shelf.
October 21, 2017   Ronald Keener

5 signs you're not taking conflict seriously

In the most difficult church conflicts, the pastor and other key leaders must take a stand.
October 20, 2017   Margaret Marcuson

3 challenges to the traditional search committee

Re-thinking pastoral succession is not going to be easy.
October 19, 2017   Brian Thorstad

5 ways to know if your book is ready for editing

Too many first-time authors think their job is done once they have put forth the effort to get words on paper (or screen). However, that’s only the beginning.
October 18, 2017   Ken Walker

7 tips for introducing new ideas

Most attempts to introduce a new idea will not start the church on a new life-cycle, but rather split it into two smaller groups of which neither will survive.
October 16, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Are your goals harmful to your health?

Focusing on these health areas in the right order makes a difference.
October 15, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

3 questions to ask if you're fired

There will be all types of questions, if you find yourself in this situation. However, here are a few you will want to include as you sort through the reasons why.
October 14, 2017   Mark Lenz

Is your church guilty of infobesity?

How do you handle communication overload?
October 13, 2017   Charles Stone

Book review: The Ideal Team Player

As a leader desiring to be guided by biblical principles, The Ideal Team Player is attractive for many settings.
October 12, 2017   Phil Wood

Book review: The Power of Proximity

Awareness isn’t enough—become proximate.
October 09, 2017   Ronald Keener

How to create an inviting small group

Consider these 10 tips on how to improve your groups.
October 06, 2017   Brian Thorstad

How to conduct a strong interview

You created the perfect job description, and now it's time to begin the interview process.
October 05, 2017   Fred Noble

Are you a grateful leader?

The tone set by a leader is contagious.
October 04, 2017   Mike Bonem

10 tough pieces of advice you'll want to consider

The last thing pastors need is someone to offer them advice.
October 03, 2017   Thom Rainer

5 leadership lessons I learned from my dogs

When I reflect on my relationship with my dogs, here are five things I learned from them.
October 03, 2017   Charles Stone

Creating vision for a new hire

I hope our next hire for pastor includes these character qualities.
October 02, 2017   Richard Frazer

Book review: God Breathed, by Josh McDowell

Need a little inspiration? God Breathed is a refreshing reminder of the reliability and power of the Word.
October 01, 2017   Tom Harper

Are you taking conflict too seriously?

Do you spend a lot of time and energy worrying about what to do? Seriousness is a sign of anxiety, and makes it harder for us to think creatively.
September 28, 2017   Margaret Marcuson

Check your motivation

Motivation is a big deal in the kingdom of God.
September 27, 2017   Rob Streetman

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Book review: “Neglect is a deadly form of abuse” in the church
Wounded in the Church, by Ray Beeson and Chris Hayward, is a resource that should ...
5 signs you're not taking conflict seriously
In the most difficult church conflicts, the pastor and other key leaders must take a ...
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
Psalm 143:10 (ESV)
Mike Bonem

Mike Bonem is an author, consultant, speaker, church leader, businessperson, husband and father. He loves ...

Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of ...