3 steps to shift from success to significance

There are lessons I wish I had learned earlier, especially as a young leader.
October 30, 2017   Gerry Lewis

500-year-old principles that never get old

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation of the church. Reviewing its foundations can bolster your church for its next era.
October 30, 2017   Jim Farrer

The overcommitted church

Many churches have become too busy for their own good.
October 29, 2017   Thom Rainer

6 leadership mistakes most pastors make

Are you making any of these church leadership mistakes? If so, you’re in good company. I’ve made them all, and you probably have too.
October 28, 2017   Margaret Marcuson

Bridging the gap between Millennials and the church

How do we respond when church isn't a priority for the Millennial generation?
October 27, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

How to know you're ready for more

Positioning ourselves properly before God is the necessary first phase in navigating God’s call to more.
October 25, 2017   Rob Streetman

6 ways leading a worship team is like leading a church

Leading a team is no easy task. Here are six leadership lessons I learned when put in this position.
October 25, 2017   Brian Thorstad

How to lead with confident humility

God will bring people and experiences into your life that will keep you humble.
October 23, 2017   Bob Russell

Why it takes 5 to 7 years to become the pastor

You are ready to lead and move the church forward, but not without dealing with these obstacles.
October 22, 2017   Thom Rainer

Book review: “Neglect is a deadly form of abuse” in the church

Wounded in the Church, by Ray Beeson and Chris Hayward, is a resource that should be on every pastor's shelf.
October 21, 2017   Ronald Keener

5 signs you're not taking conflict seriously

In the most difficult church conflicts, the pastor and other key leaders must take a stand.
October 20, 2017   Margaret Marcuson

3 challenges to the traditional search committee

Re-thinking pastoral succession is not going to be easy.
October 19, 2017   Brian Thorstad

5 ways to know if your book is ready for editing

Too many first-time authors think their job is done once they have put forth the effort to get words on paper (or screen). However, that’s only the beginning.
October 18, 2017   Ken Walker

7 tips for introducing new ideas

Most attempts to introduce a new idea will not start the church on a new life-cycle, but rather split it into two smaller groups of which neither will survive.
October 16, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Are your goals harmful to your health?

Focusing on these health areas in the right order makes a difference.
October 15, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

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

Is your church guilty of infobesity?

How do you handle communication overload?
October 13, 2017   Charles Stone

Book review: The Ideal Team Player

As a leader desiring to be guided by biblical principles, The Ideal Team Player is attractive for many settings.
October 12, 2017   Phil Wood

Book review: The Power of Proximity

Awareness isn’t enough—become proximate.
October 09, 2017   Ronald Keener

How to create an inviting small group

Consider these 10 tips on how to improve your groups.
October 06, 2017   Brian Thorstad

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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 ...