Book review: Building the Body

In Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a Fit Church, Gary L. MacIntosh and Phil Stevenson identify characteristics that distinguish fit churches from the merely healthy.
  Bud Brown

The prayer God always answers

Here are four of Jesus' promises that are sure to impact your leadership.
  Bud Brown

Where to push for church revitalization

When leaders understand the three components of church culture and push in the right places their success rate improves—dramatically.
  Bud Brown

The problem with discipleship today

I learned more about leadership and discipleship in the three years I spent in prison than I learned in eight years of seminary.
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3 steps to discern vision

So, you want to lead your church through revitalization! That’s good news. You’ve set yourself on a noble journey. But where do you start?
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Clarity: a crucial behavior for transformation

People doubted his ability to lead the church off a plateau. He doubted himself when it came to transformational leadership. Then, something amazing changed everything.
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Book review: Forward

Forward: 7 Distinguishing Marks for Future Leaders, by Ronnie W. Floyd, is a cheery sketch of a gifted pastor’s judgment about the future of pastoral leadership in the context of a rapidly culture and crusty tribalism within the church and without.
  Bud Brown

“Pastor” is a leadership title

It isn’t the pastor's whole of responsibility, but it is a mission critical component for any church that wants to revitalize and return to the place of effective evangelistic ministry in its community.
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Courage: essential for turnaround leaders

Are you courageous? How do the daily choices you make reflect this quality?
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Good leaders practice making good decisions

Decisions. How we make them says a lot about how we're wired.
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Help your pastor succeed by doing what you enjoy

What guidance do you have for a younger pastor?
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What drives your motivation?

Pastoral ministry is a boiling cauldron of relentless deadlines, impossible demands, unreasonable expectations, and inadequate resources.
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4 potent prayers to invigorate evangelism

These four, simple prayers will help solve a pastor’s most enduring and most important problem.
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Learn to juggle chickens if you want to lead a church turnaround

Turnaround pastors manage restlessness, distractions and the unexpected differently than most pastors.
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Want your church to grow? Then slow down!

If you're leading a church that is plateaued or in serious decline, one of the most important things you can do is counter-intuitive.
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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

Jonathan Hayashi (B.A. and M.A., Moody Theological Seminary) is a Pastoral staff at ...

Wayne Cordeiro

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