The importance of love in leadership

Typically the words “leadership” and “love” are not found in the same sentence unless someone tells you “they love to do leadership.”
  Brian Thorstad

Book review: Designed to Lead

What? Another book on leadership? Yes, it is, but Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development has a different take on the subject.
  Brian Thorstad

8 questions to help your church focus its outreach

Here are eight questions a leadership team can ask to discover their target group.
  Brian Thorstad

3 advantages of choosing a target group

In my experience of helping churches with strategic-planning tasks, the most controversial part of the process is choosing a target or focus group.
  Brian Thorstad

A new opportunity for senior leadership

If you're a senior pastor who is uncertain about your future, consider your impact through interim ministry.
  Brian Thorstad

How to initialize God's design for your church leadership

Just about everyone knows that vision is important. Should a church leadership team expect God to convey the same vision to each of them, simultaneously?
  Brian Thorstad

Book review: Working With Emotional Intelligence

As biblical leaders, we shouldn’t need this book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, but we do.
  Brian Thorstad

Assumptions ministry leaders make about ownership

Does God offer stock options? What does ministry ownership look like from His perspective?
  Brian Thorstad

Book review: I Once Was Lost

Delightful. That’s my one-word review of the book by Presbyterian pastor Don Everts and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship coordinator, Doug Schaupp (IVP Books).
  Brian Thorstad

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.
  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.
  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.
  Brian Thorstad

3 challenges to the traditional search committee

Re-thinking pastoral succession is not going to be easy.
  Brian Thorstad

How to create an inviting small group

Consider these 10 tips on how to improve your groups.
  Brian Thorstad

Book review: Pastor Unique

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

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
Jonathan Hayashi

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Wayne Cordeiro

Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Oahu, one of the fastest-growing churches ...