King Jehoshaphat & 3 examples of godly leadership

Consider this the next time you’re making decisions as a leader.
March 11, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

7 steps to take if the cartel and bullies run you out of the church

Are you a victim of bullying within the church walls? Here's how to recover.
February 15, 2017   Thom Rainer

What keeps you from quitting?

There has to be something deeper that drives you to keep going.
January 05, 2017  

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
January 04, 2017   Jeff Klick

10 ways to respond to gossip about your leaders

It’s out of style in today’s world, but in the value system of God, church leaders are to be held in high honor.
December 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad

I am a quitter

Reevaluate your desire to quit. How does it compare to Peter and John in Acts 4?
December 15, 2016  

12 key reasons for staff conflict

Conflict is certainly not unique with church staff. But among the several reasons for staff conflict, there are some that seem to be more pervasive with these relationships than others.
November 21, 2016   Thom Rainer

Will I be honest regardless of the consequences?

Ponder how you would handle these tough life scenarios.
September 26, 2016  

3 more ways to respond when you care less

As the work of the church plays out on a daily basis, behind the scenes are hurt leaders who are forced to move on because they don’t have the time, energy, resources, or leadership to simply stop and process it all.
July 04, 2016   Christopher Harris

5 signs you're a leader who talks too much

Nobody likes to talk to others who monopolize conversations and drone on about themselves.
May 31, 2016   Charles Stone

3 mistakes battered pastors make

Everyone gets beat up...it happens.
May 06, 2016  

What to do about that church parking lot meeting

Has there been a parking lot meeting at your church lately?
May 05, 2016   Margaret Marcuson

Is your ministry proactive or reactive?

Popular wisdom says that we should not wait until circumstances call for a response.
May 03, 2016   Allen Hamlin

Why should I serve where I'm not wanted?

Have you ever served in ministry and felt unappreciated, devalued, or outright disrespected, despised, and possibly in danger?
April 26, 2016   David Clarke

5 excuses for church gossip

Everybody knows that gossip is wrong. Almost everybody knows that gossip is harmful.
April 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad

10 Commandments for pastors regarding politics and social media

Something to consider before posting their political views or opinions on social media.
April 21, 2016   Thom Rainer

Demystifying the "vision thing"

It doesn’t have to be painfully confusing.
April 16, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Thinking about leadership alignment

A leadership team is well aligned when all members of the team work together to accomplish mutual objectives.
April 08, 2016   Paul Greasley

4 ways to be stupid with your smartphone

I finally bought a smart phone. Now I have to learn how to use it. More importantly, I have to learn how not to use it.
March 08, 2016   Brian Thorstad

4 elephants that can hurt your church

Exposing an elephant in the room could go a long way to resolving an issue.
March 01, 2016   Brian Thorstad

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7 common reasons pastors get cold feet
Many people have this naïve view that a pastor just has to preach and love ...
4 ways to share Jesus with your neighbors at Christmas
As you pray and think about how to show God’s love in practical ways ...
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (NLT)
Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of ...

Jim Farrer

A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and ...