8 ways to bust leadership discouragement

Discouragement is a universal experience for leaders. However, Nehemiah's response gives us hope.
  Charles Stone

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

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

Second-guessing myself after a difficult decision

Have you ever been reluctant to make an important decision?
  Tom Harper

The oft-repeated cycle of church history

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

I tried this low-conflict way to respond to my critic

I was shocked when I found out a colleague had criticized me behind the scenes.
  Tom Harper

How do you approach those different from you?

How could these God-discoveries shape the way you approach leading and rubbing shoulders with those around you?
 

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

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

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

Book review: “Neglect is a deadly form of abuse” in the church

Wounded in the Church, by Ray Beeson and Chris Hayward, is a resource that should be on every pastor's shelf.
  Ronald Keener

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

7 tips for introducing new ideas

Most attempts to introduce a new idea will not start the church on a new life-cycle, but rather split it into two smaller groups of which neither will survive.
  Bob Whitesel

3 questions to ask if you're fired

There will be all types of questions, if you find yourself in this situation. However, here are a few you will want to include as you sort through the reasons why.
  Mark Lenz

Why I'm thankful for my anxiety disorder

Could something distressing actually make life better?
 

How do you converse on social media?

Conversing via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter isn’t easy when there is an onslaught of opinions and perspectives.
 

Are you taking conflict too seriously?

Do you spend a lot of time and energy worrying about what to do? Seriousness is a sign of anxiety, and makes it harder for us to think creatively.
  Margaret Marcuson

Re-arrested Iranian Christians face new charges

Iranian Christians request renewed prayer for Eskandar Rezaei and Soroush Saraei.
  Anthony Marr

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
Jonathan Hayashi

Jonathan Hayashi (B.A. and M.A., Moody Theological Seminary) is a Pastoral staff at ...

Wayne Cordeiro

Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Oahu, one of the fastest-growing churches ...