7 common reasons pastors get cold feet

Many people have this naïve view that a pastor just has to preach and love people.
  Thom Rainer

Book review: How to become a multicultural church

There is a difference in moving a church more fully into a multicultural membership and ministry, as compared to, say, advancing an already racially and culturally integrated congregation.
  Ronald Keener

8 signs you may be an anxious leader

When a leader leads as an anxious leader, he stifles his leadership effectiveness. So, what might indicate that you are an anxious leader?
  Charles Stone

A better way to create followers

My suspicion is that discipleship programs over the past 50 years must take some, if not much, of the blame for the malaise. They are useful, but not as comprehensive or powerful as intended.
  John B. MacDonald

4 insights that will change your team mindset

One of the greatest measures of leadership is how you treat your team.
  Gerry Lewis

4 ways great churches keep it simple

Great churches can’t make everything simple. However, some important matters can be simplified, and the results are worth all the trouble it takes to get there.
  Brian Thorstad

7 assumptions you may be guilty of

We trust our thinking way too much. The following are seven assumptions Christian leaders are making, without proof.
  Rob Streetman

4 most common reasons that get pastors fired

Pastors and other church leaders: Please heed the words in this article and don’t do stupid.
  Thom Rainer

Does church leadership look different after 500 years?

We just celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. But what has been achieved?
  D Eric Schansberg

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

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