8 major changes in churches the past 10 years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations.
  Thom Rainer

7 personality types of sick churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches.
  Thom Rainer

7 ways to deal with gnats in ministry

All who serve in vocational ministry know about gnats. They come with the call.
  Thom Rainer

10 ways pastors can be great bosses

Just as there can be bad pastor-bosses, there are example of great pastor-bosses.
  Thom Rainer

5 reasons you should use goal setting for evangelism

Setting goals in the church may feel awkward, but what if it propels your team toward something greater?
  Thom Rainer

7 steps to take if the cartel and bullies run you out of the church

Are you a victim of bullying within the church walls? Here's how to recover.
  Thom Rainer

12 key reasons for staff conflict

Conflict is certainly not unique with church staff. But among the several reasons for staff conflict, there are some that seem to be more pervasive with these relationships than others.
  Thom Rainer

7 relational skills possessed by effective church leaders

Do you have relational skills? Need to improve them?
  Thom Rainer

10 Commandments for pastors regarding politics and social media

Something to consider before posting their political views or opinions on social media.
  Thom Rainer

The 10 Commandments for church parking lots

Neglecting practical ministry is to unwise and perhaps sinful.
  Thom Rainer

7 traits of churches with increasing per-member giving

The important question for congregations to consider is—what is the average giving by each member?
  Thom Rainer

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And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-10 (ESV)
Jim Farrer

A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and ...

Ralph Mayhew

Rev. Ralph Mayhew has been leading people for more than 20 years. He is a lead ...