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.
August 08, 2017   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.
August 07, 2017   Phil Wood

6 insights about “Nones” and “Dones”

Is this a new trend? How have things changed?
August 07, 2017   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.
August 03, 2017   Bob Russell

Why you lost your pastor . . . again

Here are four possible reasons your leadership didn't stick around.
July 29, 2017   Phillip Foster

What is an emerging adult?

A new human life phase is beneficial to both Millennials and the rest of us.
July 28, 2017   Dr. Boyd

Is your leadership relevant or irrelevant?

Discover these ways to be relevant and irrelevant in your leadership. Where do you land?
July 22, 2017   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.
July 20, 2017   Thom Rainer

5 discipleship attributes

How can you recognize a disciple of Jesus Christ?
July 17, 2017   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?
July 17, 2017  

Shame and religion's role

The very force that should give life, often kills someone's soul.
July 14, 2017   Dave Blundell

8 major changes in churches the past 10 years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations.
July 08, 2017   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.
July 07, 2017   Brian Thorstad

7 personality types of sick churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches.
July 04, 2017   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.
June 30, 2017   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.
June 26, 2017   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.
June 26, 2017  

Western Christian cultural entitlement

What if our pluralism and the hostility to all things Christian was exactly what God wants for Christians?
June 21, 2017   Dave Blundell

Finding the right leaders

Hiring can be a daunting task. How will you take your team to the next level?
June 12, 2017   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?
June 11, 2017  

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God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (NLT)
Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of ...

Jim Farrer

A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and ...