The truth about time management

There’s a hoax being perpetuated that time management is essentially about technique.
  Margaret Marcuson

Take a stand at church (and keep your job!)

Leadership means you have to say things that not everyone is ready to hear.
  Margaret Marcuson

10 tips for dealing with change

In today’s climate, we’re all figuring how to lead through change, especially at church.
  Margaret Marcuson

Why some pastors are better leaders than others

Here’s my take on the four basic principles pastors can utilize to step up their leadership game.
  Margaret Marcuson

Learning leadership from Winston Churchill

There is much to learn from how this man approached leading through tough times.
  Margaret Marcuson

5 ways to work prayerfully

How do you bring spiritual attention to your work?
  Margaret Marcuson

9 prayer hacks: A cheat sheet for the spiritual life of leaders

Do you think you ought to pray more? Do you have trouble finding time for prayer? Here are nine time-saving ways to develop spiritually.
  Margaret Marcuson

5 ways to have better relationships at church

It’s easy to focus on the negative people and interactions and spend a lot of time discussing them (if not complaining).
  Margaret Marcuson

Why praying 5 minutes is better than no minutes

Do you think you pray enough? I’ve met a few pastors who do, but most say, “I should pray more…”
  Margaret Marcuson

How to lead like Moses (when you don't have 40 years)

Here are six ways to temper your vision for your church with realism.
  Margaret Marcuson

How to preach like a leader

If you are a lead pastor, then you need to use the pulpit to strategically support your ministry leadership.
  Margaret Marcuson

Here’s a little-known way to improve your church leadership

Are you focusing on what you can control? Most church leadership spends a lot of time and energy trying to do the impossible.
  Margaret Marcuson

What to do about the end-of-year financial crunch

It’s easy for church leaders to get anxious about money at the end of the year.
  Margaret Marcuson

5 habits worth cultivating

Here are five habits that can make ministry more joyful and less stressful.
  Margaret Marcuson

Book review: Using Technology for Your Church

Are you struggling with technology in your church? Do you want to learn how to use some new outlets for your message?
  Margaret Marcuson

Help your people connect their money with their faith

This is a deep need they have, whether or not they know it.
  Margaret Marcuson

6 leadership mistakes most pastors make

Are you making any of these church leadership mistakes? If so, you’re in good company. I’ve made them all, and you probably have too.
  Margaret Marcuson

5 signs you're not taking conflict seriously

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

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.
  Margaret Marcuson

What it looks like to be too generous

In my line of work, I've met people who were TOO generous. Yes, it’s possible.
  Margaret Marcuson

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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Jim Farrer

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

Charles Stone

Dr. Charles Stone is Lead Pastor at West Park Church (London, Ontario) and founder of ...