4 perils of the internal candidate

The senior pastor has just resigned and the associate pastor makes it known that he would like the position. Are you on the verge of an internal candidacy disaster?
  Brian Thorstad

Nurturing millennial leadership attitudes

How does leadership look different today? Here are three attitudes and how they could benefit your ministry.
  Bob Whitesel

Are you a general or a colonel?

What characterizes your leadership style? Dr. Bob Whitesel, professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary, discusses two leadership styles that are also found in the military. How will different leadership styles implement the goals and vision of your church and ministry? (Excerpted from the Society For Church ...
  Bob Whitesel

The 6 dads in your church (and how you can help them)

These dads sit in your church on any given Sunday. How will you reach them?
  Ryan Sanders

I call it heresy

What is this heresy and what can we do about it?
  John B. MacDonald

7 ways to deal with gnats in ministry

All who serve in vocational ministry know about gnats. They come with the call.
  Thom Rainer

Learning the art of the staff meeting

How would you define the purpose of your staff meetings or one-on-one meetings?
  Jim Barber

One word that will focus your ministry

As church leaders, we often hear many good ideas to further the mission of the church. The trick is determining which ideas are the best.
  Mark Lenz

Does an open-door policy work?

Are you an approachable leader?
  Jim Barber

4 reasons to talk about leadership transitions

Leadership transitions are a big deal for a church.
  Mike Bonem

3 perils of modern leadership

Leadership is an interdependent mixture of intuition, experience, and inspiration. When it comes to modern leadership, here are some obstacles that get in the way.
  Bob Whitesel

Does your ministry staff look like a T-ball team?

What is your ministry team running after? What’s your primary objective?
 

4 ways to excel

When it comes to excelling in ministry and life, keep these in mind.
  Jeff Klick

What makes a visionary leader?

Explore the characteristics of strategic leadership. Who models this on your church's team?
  Bob Whitesel

What’s the prescription for your church’s role-to-task ratio?

There may be many factors involved in why your church community has too many tasks and not enough leaders to implement them.
  Charles Arn

10 ways pastors can be great bosses

Just as there can be bad pastor-bosses, there are example of great pastor-bosses.
  Thom Rainer

Visioning: You may lead, but is anyone following?

Not everyone carries the same vision for the church that you do.
  Ronald Keener

9 traits of excellent church leaders

When teaching church leadership, there are specific qualities in leaders which should exist or be formulated.
  Matthew Fretwell

3 steps to motivate people to action

Excellent communication is a highly desired talent in the American church. Most pastors seek to be great communicators yet unfortunately, many pulpits are void of compelling and effective communication.
  Mark Lenz

How to create intentional opportunities for friendships

Discover how friendship is a key to creating community in your church.
  Charles Arn

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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 ...