Your leadership style under pressure

I’ve become convinced that leaders have a fallback behavior on which they rely when they are uncertain, conflicted and/or under pressure.
August 15, 2017   Bob Whitesel

That one thing that will make me happy

What is that thing you believe will finally give you satisfaction and contentment?
August 13, 2017  

5 terrible reasons to enter vocational ministry

I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.
August 11, 2017   Thom Rainer

Where are the forgotten half of emerging adults?

While many churches do not understand how to change this religious decline, other churches do not even see this generational neglect as a problem.
August 09, 2017   Dr. Boyd

6 tips to writing the perfect job description

Once you define the culture, you need to do something that will attract them. The job description will give you a tool to do just that.
August 08, 2017   Fred Noble

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

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