Have you settled?

Are there areas where you have settled? How does it impact growth? Charlotte Gambill, Pastor of Life Church UK, alongside her husband Steve, encourages leaders to examine what they're building.
 

The importance of love in leadership

Typically the words “leadership” and “love” are not found in the same sentence unless someone tells you “they love to do leadership.”
  Brian Thorstad

5 questions to ask when church members leave

I still have painful memories about the first time I experienced losing church members as a pastor.
  Thom Rainer

Book review: Building the Body

In Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a Fit Church, Gary L. MacIntosh and Phil Stevenson identify characteristics that distinguish fit churches from the merely healthy.
  Bud Brown

5 arenas of pastoral leadership

OK hasn’t satisfied me, and I don’t think it was ever supposed to do so. God has called me to lead with excellence in these areas.
  Brandon Cox

Avoiding the church comparison trap

Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader.
  Thom Rainer

5 ways church unity creates a powerful influence

The church is on a mission, and the accomplishment of that mission depends upon the church being a mutually supportive team.
  Bob Whitesel

What to do when you’re working with a toxic leader

When you’re in the middle of an unhealthy work environment it may not be easy to see.
  Jonathan Hayashi

How to be well-grounded in a life of ministry

Create a framework for ministry life that is grounded in the biblical and theological truths of who you are.
  Roy Yanke

Leadership priorities: 5 thoughts on how we can lead better

I am reminded that effective leadership is not in all the responsibilities or tasks we have, but rather in how well we develop the processes needed to accomplish them with excellence.
  Ed Stetzer

4 insights to help you practice servant leadership

When we asked Christian leaders the top leadership skill they’d like to personally develop over the next 12 months, No. 3 on the list was servant leadership.
  Ryan Sanders

How to experience a breakthrough in your church’s growth

The growth of the church is for the good of the entire world, so your church needs to grow!
  Rick Warren

5 reasons many pastors struggle with depression

Many pastors really do struggle with depression.
  Thom Rainer

Lessons learned from a hedgehog to benefit your ministry

The “Hedgehog Concept” has helped successful organizations define who they are, focus their energies and become more successful. They do this by answering three critical questions.
  Mark Lenz

4 tactics to guard your heart

As leaders, you need to know that there is a battle going on for your credibility and character.
  Joel Westa

When should a preaching pastor be asked to resign?

Is ‘preferences’ a biblical reason for not supporting a pastor?
  Bob Russell

5 key leadership lessons I wish I knew 25 years ago

I’ve been in vocational ministry for more than 38 years, and if only I knew then what I know now.
  Charles Stone

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.

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

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

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
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