Exploring the newness people crave

People usually sense a need for change immediately prior to the point of spiritual transformation. If God intends spiritual reconnection to be a reaction to crises, then how do we help people in the midst of crisis?
  Bob Whitesel

Key tips on leading a strategy team

How do we get from the church assessment to the implementation of a new church culture?
  Jim Barber

Why I don't have a problem with segregated worship services, if reconciliation takes place at 11:30

It has been said that “10:30 on Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week.” I don’t have a problem with that if 11:30 is the most integrated time.
  Bob Whitesel

Stop looking for suspects; look for prospects

Who are those in your potential congregation? Where do you find them?
  Charles Arn

10 ways to be a better supervisor

Are you struggling with a challenging employee? Are you looking for a new employee?
  Margaret Marcuson

Spiritual transformation is pivotal in ministry balance

Transformation is not an optional prescription for the church, but pivotal upon which God intends the other ministry aspects to be built and balanced.
  Bob Whitesel

Hiring the right people who will stay

How do churches maximize the opportunity with those they hire?
 

Who should be involved in ministry decisions?

Hesitant to involve your staff and volunteers in decisions? You may want to rethink that position.
 

Become a process-oriented problem solver

When it comes to teaching, sharing isolated truth can be confusing—even injurious—to the body of Christ.
  Rob Streetman

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.
 

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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 ...