Thinking about leadership alignment

A leadership team is well aligned when all members of the team work together to accomplish mutual objectives.
April 08, 2016   Paul Greasley

How to harness the power of chaos in your ministry

Effective structures provide the stability an organization needs to successfully implement its strategies.
April 07, 2016   Steve Lawson

The 10 Commandments for church parking lots

Neglecting practical ministry is to unwise and perhaps sinful.
April 07, 2016   Thom Rainer

Pursuing a healthy paradigm

Workplace leaders operate out of their paradigms.
April 05, 2016   Rob Streetman

4 important characteristics of leaders

Like it or not, leaders have influence. So what should we expect from them?
March 31, 2016   Tony Llewellyn

What drives your motivation?

Pastoral ministry is a boiling cauldron of relentless deadlines, impossible demands, unreasonable expectations, and inadequate resources.
March 25, 2016   Bud Brown

Why do you preach? 4 relational perspectives

If you’ve attended worship at any variety of denominational congregations, it’s readily apparent that the sermon is a major facet of the gathering.
March 22, 2016   Allen Hamlin

The measure up mentality in today's church

Consider these thoughts on the 'measure up mentality' in ministry.
March 21, 2016   Charles Stone

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

The bigger is better syndrome

If you lead a small church, you probably want your church to grow. But consider this: Exactly why do you want that?
March 17, 2016   Tony Llewellyn

Freedom from religion

Religion…I am referring to any system of belief that compels people to please a deity with rules, rituals, systems, and moral behavior.
March 17, 2016   Dave Blundell

154 key ways to tell if you are too busy

Being busy is a self-imposed condition. Very often we choose to be busy rather than something else.
March 17, 2016   Paul Greasley

Pastors, don’t say these 7 things about money to your church

When pastors talk about money, they have a list of things they commonly say.
March 16, 2016   Margaret Marcuson

The Great Commandment as a motive for evangelism

I personally believe that the greatest implication of the gospel on one’s life should be a focus on the Great Commandment.
March 15, 2016   Kris Eldridge

3 observations of church revitalization

It is obvious that American Christianity is hemorrhaging. Revitalization is essential.
March 15, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

7 more ways to raise a pastor’s performance potential

A turnaround situation demands extra energy to meet current needs and to also cultivate new members and assimilate them.
March 15, 2016   Jim Farrer

The incarnational leader

Jesus is the one who mediates God’s presence to God’s people. This is important in how each of us leads.
March 11, 2016   Steve Lawson

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

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

Is your church considering the quality of its followership?

Certainly, when we look at Christ and hear His invitation to “Follow Me,” we know that He had something completely different in mind.
March 03, 2016   Allen Hamlin

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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 ...