4 strategies to free your congregants from the worry trap

In church surveys, worry ranks first among women and second among men as their most common struggle.
January 29, 2016   Dr. Pamela Ovwigho

4 traps of ingrown churches

Slowly over time most churches grow primarily inward in their focus, rather than focusing outward to meet the needs of those outside the church.
January 28, 2016   Bob Whitesel

7 traits of churches with increasing per-member giving

The important question for congregations to consider is—what is the average giving by each member?
January 28, 2016   Thom Rainer

Learn to juggle chickens if you want to lead a church turnaround

Turnaround pastors manage restlessness, distractions and the unexpected differently than most pastors.
January 26, 2016   Bud Brown

7 reasons why church people criticize pastors

If you serve in a church, criticism comes with the territory.
January 25, 2016   Charles Stone

Why every pastor needs a therapist

A pastor must be very wise in choosing a confidant.
January 23, 2016   Mark Lenz

How Gen X could save the church

We can save the church. But what does that really mean?
January 21, 2016   Dr. Boyd

Prioritizing pastoral roles

Which roles come naturally to you?
January 19, 2016   Jim Farrer

2 critical components of caring for your missionaries

Every idea I jotted down fit into one of two categories (and sometimes both).
January 15, 2016   Allen Hamlin

Are you preaching exclusively for baby boomers?

Here are six questions to ask yourself each Sunday that will positively engage all generations.
January 02, 2016   Dr. Boyd

Church: the best of times and the worst of times

Let’s reflect on some of the things we’ve all been observing over the last few years...the good and the potentially bad.
December 31, 2015  

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.
December 22, 2015   Bud Brown

Characteristics of a good shepherd

Jesus described himself as “the good shepherd.” That is an important distinction for church leaders to consider.
April 09, 2013   Bob Russell

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7 common reasons pastors get cold feet
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4 ways to share Jesus with your neighbors at Christmas
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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 ...