4 solutions to common leadership development challenges

We asked Christian leaders to describe the top leadership skill they’d like to personally develop over the next 12 months. Know what they said?
  Ryan Sanders

3 things to consider about spiritual giants

We may not be the next Billy Graham, but we ought to be an authentic version of the person God has always intended for us to be.
  Richard Blackaby

How to say “no” and create margin

Saying “no” is hard work. Leaders and business owners are often wired with a “yes” gene.
  Ken Gosnell

The problem with discipleship today

I learned more about leadership and discipleship in the three years I spent in prison than I learned in eight years of seminary.
  Bud Brown

5 warning signs that your leadership lacks humility

What does humility look like as you lead? Is it different today than it was when you first began?
  Jason Tucker

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

We’re not sure you’re right for this position

What do you do when those around you don’t believe you’re the right person to lead?
 

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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 ...