3 steps toward a less-stress ministry

How do you manage to be at peace under pressure?

8 questions to help your church focus its outreach

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

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?

How to navigate a tough staff conversation

It’s easy to neglect such vital conversations for several reasons: fear, they’ve gone sour in the past, we don’t know how, etc. But to lead well, we must not avoid those talks.

Maybe God is calling you to be a small-church pastor

Karl Vaters begins his new book, Small Church Essentials with three facts that may change your perspective on small-church pastoring.

3 advantages of choosing a target group

In my experience of helping churches with strategic-planning tasks, the most controversial part of the process is choosing a target or focus group.

5 words that say everything

These five words of gratefulness could change the way you approach life and leadership.

What does servant leadership look like?

Do you spell it s-e-r-v-i-c-e or serve-us?

Leading open and closed people

When it comes to leading difficult people, who do you continue to invest in and who do you stop spending time and energy on?

5 ways to have better relationships at church

It’s easy to focus on the negative people and interactions and spend a lot of time discussing them (if not complaining).

10 ways this effective leader understood and encountered culture

Excellent biblical leadership enables people to taste, smell and touch the culture of God’s kingdom. Here are 10 things Jesus understood and practiced about culture, which will help us do the same.

Are you wise with your buckets of influence?

Every leader has both buckets. Good leaders know when to use the right bucket.

Where to push for church revitalization

When leaders understand the three components of church culture and push in the right places their success rate improves—dramatically.

The dangers of echo chamber leadership

We leaders often enjoy the affirmation and adulation of others as we express our ideas, provide direction, and set future courses. Sometimes we enjoy it too much.

A new opportunity for senior leadership

If you're a senior pastor who is uncertain about your future, consider your impact through interim ministry.

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