3 questions to ask if you're fired

There will be all types of questions, if you find yourself in this situation. However, here are a few you will want to include as you sort through the reasons why.
October 14, 2017   Mark Lenz

21 unforgettable leadership quotes

A bit of inspiration from top-notch leaders from the realms of business, church, activism, media and government.
September 07, 2017   Mark Lenz

Book review: Sticky Leaders

If you’re a church leader wanting to maximize the kingdom-impact of your church in today’s rapidly changing culture, Sticky Leaders is a must-read.
August 12, 2017   Mark Lenz

One word that will focus your ministry

As church leaders, we often hear many good ideas to further the mission of the church. The trick is determining which ideas are the best.
May 25, 2017   Mark Lenz

3 steps to motivate people to action

Excellent communication is a highly desired talent in the American church. Most pastors seek to be great communicators yet unfortunately, many pulpits are void of compelling and effective communication.
April 20, 2017   Mark Lenz

4 foundational scriptures for doing life together

It is vital for Christ-followers to do life together.
March 15, 2017   Mark Lenz

How measuring results enhances ministry effectiveness

It’s been said you can’t manage what you don’t measure. And while it seems natural to track results, many church leaders don’t measure effectiveness for fear of finding the answers.
February 02, 2017   Mark Lenz

3 principles of productivity

How decisions are made and how things get done are extremely important.
June 07, 2016   Mark Lenz

4 things that make a great executive pastor

The most significant relationship in the church is between the Senior Pastor and the Executive Pastor.
May 25, 2016   Mark Lenz

Delegating versus releasing authority: what's the difference?

I learned an important lesson about the difference between delegating tasks and releasing authority.
May 11, 2016   Mark Lenz

3 keys to managing momentum in ministry

One of the most valuable forces in any organization is momentum.
April 27, 2016   Mark Lenz

3 categories of beliefs, and why separating them is important

Changing a belief or a belief system is a big deal because our minds are wired to think that our beliefs are the correct ones.
April 14, 2016   Mark Lenz

3 kinds of church staff members ...and how to best utilize each

Do you divide people into these three different categories?
March 21, 2016   Mark Lenz

5 things to ruthlessly eliminate from your services

A key strategy in creating an amazing worship service is not what’s added, but what’s eliminated.
March 05, 2016   Mark Lenz

6 key areas in which to develop margin

Ever wonder why some days you seem to handle things better than other days?
February 20, 2016   Mark Lenz

Why every pastor needs a therapist

A pastor must be very wise in choosing a confidant.
January 23, 2016   Mark Lenz
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7 common reasons pastors get cold feet
Many people have this naïve view that a pastor just has to preach and love ...
4 ways to share Jesus with your neighbors at Christmas
As you pray and think about how to show God’s love in practical ways ...
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (NLT)
Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of ...

Jim Farrer

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