How to lead like Moses (when you don't have 40 years)

Here are six ways to temper your vision for your church with realism.
  Margaret Marcuson

The homogenous church is declining and dying

When you are in your worship services next Sunday, look at the people around you. Do they all look like you?
  Thom Rainer

9 habits to develop an outreach culture

I am convinced that the Church is all about quick fixes in outreach ministry.
  Kris Eldridge

Helping others navigate the evangelism journey

To describe evangelism as a journey reminds us that outreach is a bridge-building process, requiring time, patience, mapping and perseverance.
  Bob Whitesel

Ministry leadership is all about serving

The better you serve the more God raises you up to leadership.
  Rick Warren

3 weapons to battle leadership loneliness

Do you feel lonely or disengaged from time to time? The following three weapons can help you beat back the blues.
  Tom Harper

Top 5 challenges facing Christian leaders

We asked, and you delivered the five most-pressing challenges Christian leaders deal with daily.
  Ryan Sanders

Book review: The Ideal Team Player

Humble. Hungry [passionate, committed, diligent]. And [people] smart. Does this characterize your leadership?
  Allen Hamlin

Warning: it's time to rest

Stop. No, really. Stop. Slow down and breathe for a second.
  Ben Marshall

Are you growing your leaders?

If you don’t have a clear vision that drives you, chances are you are in a maintenance mode rather than multiplication mode.
  Jonathan Hayashi

Book review: Creating Great Choices

Problems are meant to be solved—creatively, collaboratively and successfully.
  Matthew Fretwell

The freedom in "No"

How many times have you given in to guilt? How often have you wanted to say no but ended up saying yes?
  Jeff Klick

Case study: Building a culture of servant leadership

Profitability, operations performance, quality output, schedule fidelity and employee morale were all well below what a high-performing organization would be delivering. Our problems were not uncommon, yet our stakes were higher than most.
  Mark Deterding

Are you looking at leadership through rose-colored glasses?

Check your perspective and learn from this leadership fable, Through Colored Glasses, by Tom Harper, to become a more effective leader.
  Charles Stone

Leadership is not about you

No matter how many theories you study or how many clubs you led in high school, if your leadership is about you, you will not be an effective leader.
  Ed Stetzer

5 elements to create a trusting atmosphere

Trust is necessary if organizations are going to thrive. By implementing these five requirements, trust will abound and organizations will thrive.
  Andy Zawacki

How to be joyful in your leadership

By choosing to model joy, I hope my colleagues can see ‘work’ and ‘vocation’ as synonyms for joy.
  James Bruyn

Empowering your team for the unexpected

I would love to tell you I have everything under my control, but every day I am presented with a situation that is unexpected.
  Joel Westa

4 tests to evaluate your vision

How's your visionary leadership? It's relatively easy to craft an inspiring statement that describes where we're going; it's more difficult to plan how to get there.
  Mike Bonem

Book review: The Master Coach

While I am not that far removed from the business world to be unaware of the term, “coaching,” I have not purposefully participated in the process. At least, I didn’t think so until I read the book!
  Jeff Klick

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And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-10 (ESV)
Jim Farrer

A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and ...

Ralph Mayhew

Rev. Ralph Mayhew has been leading people for more than 20 years. He is a lead ...