A better way to create followers

My suspicion is that discipleship programs over the past 50 years must take some, if not much, of the blame for the malaise. They are useful, but not as comprehensive or powerful as intended.
  John B. MacDonald

Second-guessing myself after a difficult decision

Have you ever been reluctant to make an important decision?
  Tom Harper

Book review: The Ideal Team Player

This book is a great resource for any church or organization that is seeking to build healthy teams.
  Mike Bonem

Can any leader be trusted?

How do we know who to believe and who not to believe? Sex abuse allegations highlight the need to restore biblical values.
  Bob Russell

The biggest difference between a real leader and a fake one

Call it biblical leadership or servant leadership. Whatever you call it, true leadership is about influence.
  Ryan Sanders

4 insights that will change your team mindset

One of the greatest measures of leadership is how you treat your team.
  Gerry Lewis

How to encourage deep relationships

Spiritually edifying conversations are desperately needed today. Here are tips to promote those types of interactions.
  Bob Russell

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

7 assumptions you may be guilty of

We trust our thinking way too much. The following are seven assumptions Christian leaders are making, without proof.
  Rob Streetman

Working with teens is “the roller coaster ride of your life”

Family expert Jim Burns, president of HomeWord and senior director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University, has authored a handy guide for parenting teens.
  Ronald Keener

4 most common reasons that get pastors fired

Pastors and other church leaders: Please heed the words in this article and don’t do stupid.
  Thom Rainer

5 habits worth cultivating

Here are five habits that can make ministry more joyful and less stressful.
  Margaret Marcuson

Does church leadership look different after 500 years?

We just celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. But what has been achieved?
  D Eric Schansberg

Book review: Leadership and Self-Deception

A review of the Arbinger Institute’s Leadership and Self-Deception book.
  Mike Bonem

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

The challenges of good writing

Looking to publish your leadership expertise? Here are three tips to help in the process.
  Ken Walker

Book review: Who broke my church?

This question is asked by author Kent. R. Hunter, in his new book, that discusses seven proven strategies for renewal and revival.
  Ronald Keener

3 tips for transformational training

Training can often reinforce, but it is a hard tool for transforming people.
  Phil Wood

Prayer and the dynamic leader

To be a dynamic leader, nurture and develop dynamic prayer.
  Matthew Fretwell

What's your life plan?

My greatest significance is in helping others discover why God created them and how they can honor him and serve others.
  David Bowman

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Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 (NIV)
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