Are you wise with your buckets of influence?

Every leader has both buckets. Good leaders know when to use the right bucket.
  Mike Mowery

Where to push for church revitalization

When leaders understand the three components of church culture and push in the right places their success rate improves—dramatically.
  Bud Brown

The dangers of echo chamber leadership

We leaders often enjoy the affirmation and adulation of others as we express our ideas, provide direction, and set future courses. Sometimes we enjoy it too much.
  Thom Rainer

A new opportunity for senior leadership

If you're a senior pastor who is uncertain about your future, consider your impact through interim ministry.
  Brian Thorstad

A biblical model for board succession

Whatever causes the transition of board members, do you have a plan in place?
  Joel Westa

Wise leaders develop a vision for rest

Are you in the habit of tackling life at a frenetic pace? You may want to rethink that.
  Ken Walker

Are you ready for change?

What do our methods look like and what are we reproducing? Is there diversity? Variety? Unity?
 

5 warning signs that your leadership lacks humility

What does humility look like as you lead? Is it different today than it was when you first began?
  Jason Tucker

How to lead like Moses (when you don't have 40 years)

Here are six ways to temper your vision for your church with realism.
  Margaret Marcuson

The homogenous church is declining and dying

When you are in your worship services next Sunday, look at the people around you. Do they all look like you?
  Thom Rainer

The freedom in "No"

How many times have you given in to guilt? How often have you wanted to say no but ended up saying yes?
  Jeff Klick

We’re not sure you’re right for this position

What do you do when those around you don’t believe you’re the right person to lead?
 

Empowering your team for the unexpected

I would love to tell you I have everything under my control, but every day I am presented with a situation that is unexpected.
  Joel Westa

How to initialize God's design for your church leadership

Just about everyone knows that vision is important. Should a church leadership team expect God to convey the same vision to each of them, simultaneously?
  Brian Thorstad

7 simple strategies to increase a leader's health

Here are seven simple strategies that may enhance any leader’s health, fitness and longevity.
  Jim Farrer

Is your leadership building towers or creating tables?

How would you describe your leadership? What is your ministry or organization about?
 

Unique characteristics of churches that will break out in 2018

Even though this new year is quickly slipping into history, it is not too late to see a new opportunity to embrace new attitudes and renewed efforts in church leadership.
  Thom Rainer

Strategy is a full house

Strategy is a full house—but leadership is not about luck. Here are three ways you can become a visionary leader regardless of what you're dealt.
  Matthew Fretwell

The best leaders are broken leaders

I am broken—a pastor who struggles with depression. However, in brokenness we’re made more useful, and we discover our greatest purpose as biblical leaders.
  Brandon Cox

5 common reasons church leaders stop leading

We have many incredible leaders in our churches today. But, perhaps more often than we admit, some church leaders stop leading.
  Thom Rainer

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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)
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