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

Book review: The Way of the Lamb or The Way of The Dragon

What does it mean to pastor, serve and lead people in a growing consumerist culture?
  Ralph Mayhew

The one thing we forget about leadership

As I listen to leaders talk about their organizations, there seems to be a shift from an overemphasis on vision to a neglected emphasis on leadership performance.
  Mike Mowery

Elijah’s 4 steps to victory over exhaustion

Fear. Disillusion. Depression. When applied to a seasoned leader, those words bring one thing to my mind: Fatigue.
  Bethany Macklin

3 lessons for leadership focus

The next time you take a photo with an actual camera (and not your phone), ponder that automatic and manual button and take inventory of your leadership focus.
  Ben Marshall

3 steps toward a less-stress ministry

How do you manage to be at peace under pressure?
  Rick Warren

I had to resign because I failed to love

Ever heard of someone fired because they failed to love? Gene Appel, Senior Pastor of Eastside Christian Church, challenges biblical leaders toward self-examination.
 

The secret to building a successful business

Are you using this success secret in your leadership?
  Greg Leith

8 questions to help your church focus its outreach

Here are eight questions a leadership team can ask to discover their target group.
  Brian Thorstad

5 ways to work prayerfully

How do you bring spiritual attention to your work?
  Margaret Marcuson

The key to creating a loyal leader

Some of the most powerful acts of leadership happen in the smallest acts of kindness.
  Bethany Macklin

2 lessons learned from failure

Do you ever think about the past, maybe even more than you dream about future opportunities?
  Bob Whitesel

13 questions to discover your management blind spots

If we aren’t equipped to see these blind spots on our own, then how are we supposed to address and work on them?
  Ralph Mayhew

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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 ...