Book review: Fervent — A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer

This book is sure to enrich your prayer life.
  Kim Niles

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.
  Mark Lenz

7 essentials for shepherding your people to grow spiritually

Whether you serve as a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, or any other shepherding role, you are in the most strategic position in the church to effect real, lasting life change and spiritual growth.
  Mike Mack

Why don’t leaders last the distance?

One thing’s for sure. It’s a lot easier to start something than to finish it.
  Tony Llewellyn

Courage: essential for turnaround leaders

Are you courageous? How do the daily choices you make reflect this quality?
  Bud Brown

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

“Extraordinary leadership requires everything: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, mind for managerial leadership and your strength for visionary leadership.”
  Lang Montgomery

Fostering unity and diversity through learning

Creating an uncommon church that has both unity and diversity is a rarity. However, developing learners may be the key that takes your church in that direction.
  Bob Whitesel

Book review: 6 week money challenge

Resolutions are on the minds of many. Regardless of when you're reading this book, the principles Steve Repak lays out can be applied anytime.
  Scott Couchenour

5 scientifically proven mindfulness skills for great leadership

These skills will make you a better leader (and a better person).
  Charles Stone

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
  Jeff Klick

Agenda questions to nurture leaders

Let’s look at some agenda questions that can stimulate spiritual discussion and learning.
  Bob Whitesel

10 ways to respond to gossip about your leaders

It’s out of style in today’s world, but in the value system of God, church leaders are to be held in high honor.
  Brian Thorstad

The primary principle to be an effective church leader

People are watching you. Church leaders can only show what they know.
  Matthew Fretwell

8 qualities of shepherd-leaders

Can we improve on servant-leadership? What about a shepherd-leader?
  John B. MacDonald

A leader's key to solving problems

How does your team handle obstacles? Do they look to you as the go-to person to solve problems?
  Charles Stone

Linking learners to the church community

Churches often mistake going, baptizing, and teaching (the hows) for the goal of making active, ongoing learners. So, with this in mind, let’s look at the hows of making active, ongoing learners.
  Bob Whitesel

12 key reasons for staff conflict

Conflict is certainly not unique with church staff. But among the several reasons for staff conflict, there are some that seem to be more pervasive with these relationships than others.
  Thom Rainer

Book review: Wise Guys

Kent Evans’ book, Wise Guys, is a refreshing, unique and multi-layered book.
  Rob Streetman

What is the goal of the church?

I often ask my client churches to honestly tell me what they perceive as their church’s primary goal. This is not a scientific poll because these churches need to grow and they realize this (or they wouldn’t be hiring a church growth consultant). But their answers may mirror yours.
  Bob Whitesel

4 things to get wrong about mentorship

I find that most of us – especially my fellow guys – are not highly skilled at tapping into wiser minds. I believe this is primarily due to pride and ego. But, in addition, I think we also carry wrong assumptions about mentorship that can keep us from diving in.
  Kent Evans

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
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