Who should be involved in ministry decisions?

Hesitant to involve your staff and volunteers in decisions? You may want to rethink that position.
 

King Jehoshaphat & 3 examples of godly leadership

Consider this the next time you’re making decisions as a leader.
  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.
  Thom Rainer

What keeps you from quitting?

There has to be something deeper that drives you to keep going.
 

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
  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.
  Brian Thorstad

I am a quitter

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

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.
  Thom Rainer

Will I be honest regardless of the consequences?

Ponder how you would handle these tough life scenarios.
 

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.
  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.
  Charles Stone

3 mistakes battered pastors make

Everyone gets beat up...it happens.
 

What to do about that church parking lot meeting

Has there been a parking lot meeting at your church lately?
  Margaret Marcuson

Is your ministry proactive or reactive?

Popular wisdom says that we should not wait until circumstances call for a response.
  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?
  David Clarke

5 excuses for church gossip

Everybody knows that gossip is wrong. Almost everybody knows that gossip is harmful.
  Brian Thorstad

10 Commandments for pastors regarding politics and social media

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

Demystifying the "vision thing"

It doesn’t have to be painfully confusing.
  Brian Thorstad

Thinking about leadership alignment

A leadership team is well aligned when all members of the team work together to accomplish mutual objectives.
  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.
  Brian Thorstad

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For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
Brian Thorstad

Brian Thorstad is a Redevelopment Transitional Pastor. He is the author of Heaven Help Our ...

Julie Tilman

Julie Tilman is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Ben Skaug, Co-Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church ...