A 3-point inspection plan for spiritual travelers

As leaders, here is where the rubber meets the road in our spiritual journeys.
  Gerry Lewis

The most productive tool for your life and leadership

Discover three ways prayer can impact your productivity and success.
  Ben Marshall

How to be well-grounded in a life of ministry

Create a framework for ministry life that is grounded in the biblical and theological truths of who you are.
  Roy Yanke

Leadership priorities: 5 thoughts on how we can lead better

I am reminded that effective leadership is not in all the responsibilities or tasks we have, but rather in how well we develop the processes needed to accomplish them with excellence.
  Ed Stetzer

4 insights to help you practice servant leadership

When we asked Christian leaders the top leadership skill they’d like to personally develop over the next 12 months, No. 3 on the list was servant leadership.
  Ryan Sanders

How to experience a breakthrough in your church’s growth

The growth of the church is for the good of the entire world, so your church needs to grow!
  Rick Warren

5 reasons many pastors struggle with depression

Many pastors really do struggle with depression.
  Thom Rainer

Lessons learned from a hedgehog to benefit your ministry

The “Hedgehog Concept” has helped successful organizations define who they are, focus their energies and become more successful. They do this by answering three critical questions.
  Mark Lenz

4 tactics to guard your heart

As leaders, you need to know that there is a battle going on for your credibility and character.
  Joel Westa

1 question you can ask to discern a potential employee’s values

During interviews, how do you get underneath the surface and discern what potential employees value?
  Mark Deterding

When should a preaching pastor be asked to resign?

Is ‘preferences’ a biblical reason for not supporting a pastor?
  Bob Russell

5 key leadership lessons I wish I knew 25 years ago

I’ve been in vocational ministry for more than 38 years, and if only I knew then what I know now.
  Charles Stone

The purposes of a winter-waiting season

You desire a transition in your spiritual growth and ministry from a winter waiting to an active spring, but nothing is happening.
  Matthew Fretwell

3 prevention questions that save leaders time and money

I’ve noticed over the years that leaders do more problem suppression than problem prevention—often with damaging results.
  J. Owen Allen, Ph.D.

The difficulty in finding your purpose

Everyone was born for a purpose. That’s right, even you. You are here for a reason.
  Joseph Lalonde

How to grow in the stretch

Often, the way God builds our faith is like a muscle that grows after it is stretched.
  Wayne Cordeiro

6 surprises about biblical spirituality

Spirituality is in vogue today. According to one survey, 82 percent of Americans report that they want to become more spiritual. However, the term “spirituality” lacks a precise definition.
  Jim Farrer

Thinking "outside-the-box" in relationships

Whether in the office or at home, your relationships are ultimately impacted by how you understand God.
  Rob Streetman

Book review: Designed to Lead

What? Another book on leadership? Yes, it is, but Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development has a different take on the subject.
  Brian Thorstad

Biblical values that create raving fans

Every (smart) business wants to deliver “wow” experiences that not only satisfy customers and employees, but also turn them into raving fans.
  Robert Netzly

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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 ...