When does honesty become a liability?

Every day, we read about misstatements, miscues, errors in judgment, lack of candor, misinterpretations, white lies, exaggerations and spin.
  Bruce Zoeller

How exercise shapes my spiritual health

Here are three things I do to stay physically healthy and in turn spiritually stronger.
  Ben Marshall

Why some pastors are better leaders than others

Here’s my take on the four basic principles pastors can utilize to step up their leadership game.
  Margaret Marcuson

Taking care of your soul

The past few months, God has instructed my heart to slow down. Here is what I have learned on this journey.
  Kim Niles

Refusing to limit growth

Though we are often oblivious when we become “stuck” in our personal growth, the evidence is compelling.
  Richard Blackaby

Book review: Through Colored Glasses

Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality by Tom Harper provides a leadership fable full of characters each of us have seen in real-life individuals and a story we can relate to.
  David Bowman

The importance of love in leadership

Typically the words “leadership” and “love” are not found in the same sentence unless someone tells you “they love to do leadership.”
  Brian Thorstad

5 questions to ask when church members leave

I still have painful memories about the first time I experienced losing church members as a pastor.
  Thom Rainer

Do you desire to be rich?

Is the aspiration to be rich against biblical teaching?
  Robert Netzly

An ethics quiz for business leaders

What do you do with these issues?
  Greg Leith

The importance of renewing your mind

Does this truth apply to leadership along with the layperson? I believe so.
  Joseph Lalonde

Book review: Building the Body

In Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a Fit Church, Gary L. MacIntosh and Phil Stevenson identify characteristics that distinguish fit churches from the merely healthy.
  Bud Brown

Learning leadership from Winston Churchill

There is much to learn from how this man approached leading through tough times.
  Margaret Marcuson

5 arenas of pastoral leadership

OK hasn’t satisfied me, and I don’t think it was ever supposed to do so. God has called me to lead with excellence in these areas.
  Brandon Cox

Being honest with yourself about change

Do you embrace reality or instead avoid those transitions that get you down?
  David Bowman

Book review: The Way of the SEAL

Mark Divine’s life experience and life lessons as a Navy SEAL, create an excellent read for any leader longing to be motivated and challenged in their next steps.
  Kim Niles

How to pray for your Christian colleagues

Here are four ways you can pray for fellow believers you work alongside.
  James Bruyn

Avoiding the church comparison trap

Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader.
  Thom Rainer

5 ways church unity creates a powerful influence

The church is on a mission, and the accomplishment of that mission depends upon the church being a mutually supportive team.
  Bob Whitesel

What to do when you’re working with a toxic leader

When you’re in the middle of an unhealthy work environment it may not be easy to see.
  Jonathan Hayashi

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall is a Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Holland, Michigan. He oversees youth ...

Mike Mack

Smallgroupologist Michael Mack believes life change happens best in groups because he has experienced it ...