4 ways great churches keep it simple

Great churches can’t make everything simple. However, some important matters can be simplified, and the results are worth all the trouble it takes to get there.
November 30, 2017   Brian Thorstad

3 ways great churches focus on action

It sounds simplistic, but I believe it’s true. Mediocre churches focus on words; great churches focus on actions.
November 23, 2017   Brian Thorstad

6 ways leading a worship team is like leading a church

Leading a team is no easy task. Here are six leadership lessons I learned when put in this position.
October 25, 2017   Brian Thorstad

3 challenges to the traditional search committee

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

How to create an inviting small group

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

Book review: Pastor Unique

This book, Pastor Unique: Becoming a Turnaround Leader, is a roadmap for real change.
September 15, 2017   Brian Thorstad

9 ways to lead through decisions

Here are some suggestions which many churches have found to be conducive to good, God-honoring decision-making.
August 21, 2017   Brian Thorstad

3 reasons to kick Robert's Rules out of your church

I’m not talking about a person in your church, but the book, Robert’s Rules of Order.
August 08, 2017   Brian Thorstad

2 more perils of the internal candidate

This may not solve all of our internal candidacy problems, but God will be glorified if it prevents some of them.
July 07, 2017   Brian Thorstad

4 perils of the internal candidate

The senior pastor has just resigned and the associate pastor makes it known that he would like the position. Are you on the verge of an internal candidacy disaster?
June 10, 2017   Brian Thorstad

10 ways to respond to gossip about your leaders

It’s out of style in today’s world, but in the value system of God, church leaders are to be held in high honor.
December 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Can ordinary pastors become turnaround pastors?

The short answer is a happy “Yes!”
May 17, 2016   Brian Thorstad

5 excuses for church gossip

Everybody knows that gossip is wrong. Almost everybody knows that gossip is harmful.
April 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Demystifying the "vision thing"

It doesn’t have to be painfully confusing.
April 16, 2016   Brian Thorstad

4 ways to be stupid with your smartphone

I finally bought a smart phone. Now I have to learn how to use it. More importantly, I have to learn how not to use it.
March 08, 2016   Brian Thorstad

4 elephants that can hurt your church

Exposing an elephant in the room could go a long way to resolving an issue.
March 01, 2016   Brian Thorstad

More reasons to let your pastor lead

Here are two more reasons to let your pastor be the one who makes big, important proposals for big, important changes.
February 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad
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Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13 (ESV)
Tami Heim

Tami Heim is the president and CEO of the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA). Her senior ...

Mike Bonem

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