George Hunter clarifies the church’s main business

What is the driving purpose of the church?
  Ronald Keener

Bad day?

Life begins to pile up. You're frustrated, anxious and worn. What is God up to when bad days happen?
 

Remember this when you want to give up

Our legitimate struggles are not the final word.
  Jeff Klick

Gauging your church’s culture

Here's the first step to take your church into the future.
 

Most popular reason why someone comes to church

Find out what 75 percent of people say is their motive for coming to Christ and to church.
 

5 reasons you should use goal setting for evangelism

Setting goals in the church may feel awkward, but what if it propels your team toward something greater?
  Thom Rainer

George Bullard's 101 ways to vision cast

Discover how George W. Bullard's book, Captured by Vision, could impact your ministry team.
  Ronald Keener

Why every person in your church needs 7 friends

What do friendships have to do with church growth?
 

7 steps to take if the cartel and bullies run you out of the church

Are you a victim of bullying within the church walls? Here's how to recover.
  Thom Rainer

The role of leadership in your church’s vision

So your church has a vision statement? Good for you. Now what are you doing about making it come alive?
  Ronald Keener

What my wife taught me about leadership

Hear Bob Whitesel share what his marriage unveiled about how different leaders approach decisions and even God.
 

How measuring results enhances ministry effectiveness

It’s been said you can’t manage what you don’t measure. And while it seems natural to track results, many church leaders don’t measure effectiveness for fear of finding the answers.
  Mark Lenz

What characterizes your church’s culture?

Wondering how the church down the street became one full of life and vibrancy?
 

7 essentials for shepherding your people to grow spiritually

Whether you serve as a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, or any other shepherding role, you are in the most strategic position in the church to effect real, lasting life change and spiritual growth.
  Mike Mack

Why don’t leaders last the distance?

One thing’s for sure. It’s a lot easier to start something than to finish it.
  Tony Llewellyn

What the numbers say about your church’s growth

Discover the ingredients required for your church numbers to rise.
 

Courage: essential for turnaround leaders

Are you courageous? How do the daily choices you make reflect this quality?
  Bud Brown

Learning from your leadership style

Are you a shepherd, a visionary or a combination of both?
 

Fostering unity and diversity through learning

Creating an uncommon church that has both unity and diversity is a rarity. However, developing learners may be the key that takes your church in that direction.
  Bob Whitesel

5 scientifically proven mindfulness skills for great leadership

These skills will make you a better leader (and a better person).
  Charles Stone

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For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
Brian Thorstad

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Julie Tilman

Julie Tilman is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Ben Skaug, Co-Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church ...