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

Christianity is primarily about following the rules, right?

Today, it can be difficult to have a civilized conversation in such a hostile culture. How do you approach those who think differently than you?
October 20, 2017  

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

Why I'm thankful for my anxiety disorder

Could something distressing actually make life better?
October 11, 2017  

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

How to conduct a strong interview

You created the perfect job description, and now it's time to begin the interview process.
October 05, 2017   Fred Noble

Are you a grateful leader?

The tone set by a leader is contagious.
October 04, 2017   Mike Bonem

10 tough pieces of advice you'll want to consider

The last thing pastors need is someone to offer them advice.
October 03, 2017   Thom Rainer

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Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:8 (ESV)
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Brandon Cox has been a pastor for twenty years in churches of every size and context. After ...