Is your faith strong enough to survive persecution?

This gut-wrenching account of the persecution of fellow believers should challenge us to do several things.
June 30, 2017   Bob Russell

How to find renewal during the busy months

Sometimes your schedule doesn't slow down—especially as a pastor. Here are tips to refresh yourself in the middle of a hectic calendar.
June 26, 2017   Jim Farrer

What's your definition of culture?

Here is a way to answer that question, and the reason why that answer is key to your organization.
June 26, 2017  

Western Christian cultural entitlement

What if our pluralism and the hostility to all things Christian was exactly what God wants for Christians?
June 21, 2017   Dave Blundell

5 leadership tips from fatherhood

Being the dad of 16-year-old triplets has been the adventure of a lifetime. It's also been a great teacher.
June 19, 2017   Andy Zawacki

Do you have a “no-man” on your team?

Can you pinpoint the tactical leader on your team? Dr. Bob Whitesel discusses how this type of leader results in a more balanced team.
June 18, 2017   Bob Whitesel

7 characteristics of a lazy person

The following characteristics help distinguish between appropriate ambition and downright laziness.
June 18, 2017   Bob Russell

Only serious writers will withstand technological challenges

How is technology changing the way you write and communicate?
June 17, 2017   Ken Walker

Finding the right leaders

Hiring can be a daunting task. How will you take your team to the next level?
June 12, 2017   Fred Noble

Why are we paying big bucks to watch the same plot?

There is something about movies and the stories they tell that say a lot about what we desire. But how do these fantasy stories and the reality of life intersect?
June 11, 2017  

4 perils of the internal candidate

The senior pastor has just resigned and the associate pastor makes it known that he would like the position. Are you on the verge of an internal candidacy disaster?
June 10, 2017   Brian Thorstad

Nurturing millennial leadership attitudes

How does leadership look different today? Here are three attitudes and how they could benefit your ministry.
June 08, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Are you a general or a colonel?

What characterizes your leadership style? Dr. Bob Whitesel, professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary, discusses two leadership styles that are also found in the military. How will different leadership styles implement the goals and vision of your church and ministry? (Excerpted from the Society For Church ...
June 08, 2017   Bob Whitesel

The 6 dads in your church (and how you can help them)

These dads sit in your church on any given Sunday. How will you reach them?
June 07, 2017   Ryan Sanders

I call it heresy

What is this heresy and what can we do about it?
June 06, 2017   John B. MacDonald

The 3 biggest leadership obstacles

How will you handle the challenges? If you don’t make a decision, life will make one for you.
June 05, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

7 ways to deal with gnats in ministry

All who serve in vocational ministry know about gnats. They come with the call.
June 04, 2017   Thom Rainer

‘We’ve got all the time in the world,’ don’t we, God?

How do we make good use of the time we have?
June 03, 2017   Ronald Keener

Have you positioned yourself for God’s call to more?

The most important position for hearing and understanding God is a prayer position.
June 02, 2017   Rob Streetman

Searching for perfect in the workplace

Is that realistic? How many people love everything about their job?
June 01, 2017   Bob Russell

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Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13 (ESV)
Tami Heim

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