3 ways great churches focus on action

It sounds simplistic, but I believe it’s true. Mediocre churches focus on words; great churches focus on actions.
  Brian Thorstad

This is for everyone

How do we live a life where this statement is true? How do you pursue unity?
 

Prayer and the dynamic leader

To be a dynamic leader, nurture and develop dynamic prayer.
  Matthew Fretwell

How your church should prepare for an active shooter

Is your church prepared for an emergency situation, like what happened in Sutherland Springs, Texas?
  Thom Rainer

How to change for the better

When implementing change, it can easily turn into a reenactment of the wilderness journey to the promised land. However, change doesn't always have to look this way.
  Scott Couchenour

5 ways to handle the chronic church critic

Every church has 'em. The Chronic Critic...the person(s) who simply can't be pleased.
  Charles Stone

Changing an overcommitted church to a balanced one

What would it look like to take your church into a new season?
  Thom Rainer

The oft-repeated cycle of church history

How would you define the primary purpose of the church?
  Bob Russell

Help your people connect their money with their faith

This is a deep need they have, whether or not they know it.
  Margaret Marcuson

6 traits of a church disrupter

He or she may not be who you expect. However, recognizing the toxic problem may lead to a faster solution.
  Thom Rainer

How to become a grace-powered leader

For Christian leaders, there is a power available that can set us free from the inability to accurately and, in a healthy way, assess ourselves.
  Steve Lawson

500-year-old principles that never get old

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation of the church. Reviewing its foundations can bolster your church for its next era.
  Jim Farrer

6 leadership mistakes most pastors make

Are you making any of these church leadership mistakes? If so, you’re in good company. I’ve made them all, and you probably have too.
  Margaret Marcuson

Bridging the gap between Millennials and the church

How do we respond when church isn't a priority for the Millennial generation?
  Matthew Fretwell

6 ways leading a worship team is like leading a church

Leading a team is no easy task. Here are six leadership lessons I learned when put in this position.
  Brian Thorstad

How to lead with confident humility

God will bring people and experiences into your life that will keep you humble.
  Bob Russell

Why it takes 5 to 7 years to become the pastor

You are ready to lead and move the church forward, but not without dealing with these obstacles.
  Thom Rainer

Christianity is primarily about following the rules, right?

Today, it can be difficult to have a civilized conversation in such a hostile culture. How do you approach those who think differently than you?
 

5 signs you're not taking conflict seriously

In the most difficult church conflicts, the pastor and other key leaders must take a stand.
  Margaret Marcuson

3 challenges to the traditional search committee

Re-thinking pastoral succession is not going to be easy.
  Brian Thorstad

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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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