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

2 ways to encourage generosity

Here are the best two ways I know to help people in your congregation become more generous.
  Margaret Marcuson

10 ways to be a better supervisor

Are you struggling with a challenging employee? Are you looking for a new employee?
  Margaret Marcuson

How much can you do in 15 minutes?

Is it possible to do anything?
  Margaret Marcuson

"Facts" about your church and money: take a closer look

Here are six things church leaders often believe are facts.
  Margaret Marcuson

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For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
Brian Thorstad

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Julie Tilman

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