3 reasons to kick Robert's Rules out of your church

I’m not talking about a person in your church, but the book, Robert’s Rules of Order.
  Brian Thorstad

Defining the new role of the Baby-Boomer leader

If Baby-Boomer leaders hold the baton of leadership too tightly or too long, the whole team will fall behind.
  Phil Wood

6 insights about “Nones” and “Dones”

Is this a new trend? How have things changed?
  Jim Farrer

Should I perform my niece’s wedding—she and her fiancé are living together?

As the culture continues to turn away from biblical morality, having certain policies about marriage ceremonies are often considered extreme, legalistic, judgmental, and worse.
  Bob Russell

Why you lost your pastor . . . again

Here are four possible reasons your leadership didn't stick around.
  Phillip Foster

What is an emerging adult?

A new human life phase is beneficial to both Millennials and the rest of us.
  Dr. Boyd

Is your leadership relevant or irrelevant?

Discover these ways to be relevant and irrelevant in your leadership. Where do you land?
  Paul Greasley

8 signs your church may be closing soon

We call it the death spiral. By the time I am contacted about a serious problem in a church, it is often too late.
  Thom Rainer

5 discipleship attributes

How can you recognize a disciple of Jesus Christ?
  John B. MacDonald

What do we do with painful stories?

“Sometimes the story God writes is not fun," says Jeff Vines. How do we continue to let God write our story when life hurts?
 

Shame and religion's role

The very force that should give life, often kills someone's soul.
  Dave Blundell

8 major changes in churches the past 10 years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations.
  Thom Rainer

2 more perils of the internal candidate

This may not solve all of our internal candidacy problems, but God will be glorified if it prevents some of them.
  Brian Thorstad

7 personality types of sick churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches.
  Thom Rainer

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.
  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.
  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.
 

Western Christian cultural entitlement

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

Finding the right leaders

Hiring can be a daunting task. How will you take your team to the next level?
  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?
 

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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 ...