What keeps you from quitting?

There has to be something deeper that drives you to keep going.
 

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
  Jeff Klick

Agenda questions to nurture leaders

Let’s look at some agenda questions that can stimulate spiritual discussion and learning.
  Bob Whitesel

10 ways to respond to gossip about your leaders

It’s out of style in today’s world, but in the value system of God, church leaders are to be held in high honor.
  Brian Thorstad

The primary principle to be an effective church leader

People are watching you. Church leaders can only show what they know.
  Matthew Fretwell

I am a quitter

Reevaluate your desire to quit. How does it compare to Peter and John in Acts 4?
 

8 qualities of shepherd-leaders

Can we improve on servant-leadership? What about a shepherd-leader?
  John B. MacDonald

Using NASCAR to find the right hire

Sometimes there are interview questions that have nothing to do with skill.
 

A leader's key to solving problems

How does your team handle obstacles? Do they look to you as the go-to person to solve problems?
  Charles Stone

Linking learners to the church community

Churches often mistake going, baptizing, and teaching (the hows) for the goal of making active, ongoing learners. So, with this in mind, let’s look at the hows of making active, ongoing learners.
  Bob Whitesel

12 key reasons for staff conflict

Conflict is certainly not unique with church staff. But among the several reasons for staff conflict, there are some that seem to be more pervasive with these relationships than others.
  Thom Rainer

What is the goal of the church?

I often ask my client churches to honestly tell me what they perceive as their church’s primary goal. This is not a scientific poll because these churches need to grow and they realize this (or they wouldn’t be hiring a church growth consultant). But their answers may mirror yours.
  Bob Whitesel

Why my dad stopped going to church

What leadership styles do you have in your church?
 

Locate your focus in small groups

Since large gatherings can create excitement and attention, they often overshadow the key discipleship venue of small groups. To combat this, leaders must ensure that the church’s emphasis upon small groups is highlighted noticeably in official statements.
  Bob Whitesel

Turning your limitations into opportunities

How many people are frustrated because they feel underused in the Church? How many people are sitting in their seat week after week untapped because we won’t let go?
  Jeff Klick

Are you an active listener?

After being called out, I had to do some deep soul searching and take an introspective look at how I communicate, dialogue and interact with people in general. I realized I didn’t intentionally practice active listening.
  Greg Atkinson

What is this talk about missional?

These are missional patterns that almost any church would want to embrace. But many people first react negatively toward the missional term because it is new and they do not fully know its meaning.
  Bob Whitesel

Preaching that makes people furious

How do preachers remain faithful in the face of conflict and confrontation? How do you preach Jesus when others don’t want to listen?
 

Why yes, I have big muscles

Many times we want to show off our ministry muscles, but God has another plan in mind.
 

How to avoid a church split when introducing a new idea

For 20-plus years I have studied how to successfully employ intervention events. Here are my top seven tips for successfully doing so.
  Bob Whitesel

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
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