2 reasons pastors give up

Over the past five years, my colleagues and I have noticed a disturbing trend in plateaued and declining churches.

Your church needs a strategic vision

If you have a plan without a vision, you are just doing busy work. If you have a vision without a plan, you just have a fantasy.

How and why I could fall

Patterns emerge that signal the signs of hubris for any leader.

5 questions to ask when church members leave

I still have painful memories about the first time I experienced losing church members as a pastor.

5 reasons many pastors struggle with depression

Many pastors really do struggle with depression.

When should a preaching pastor be asked to resign?

Is ‘preferences’ a biblical reason for not supporting a pastor?

The one thing we forget about leadership

As I listen to leaders talk about their organizations, there seems to be a shift from an overemphasis on vision to a neglected emphasis on leadership performance.

2 lessons learned from failure

Do you ever think about the past, maybe even more than you dream about future opportunities?

13 questions to discover your management blind spots

If we aren’t equipped to see these blind spots on our own, then how are we supposed to address and work on them?

I'm tired of wearing a mask!

“I’ve tried, God; I’m tired, I’m lonely, I’m broken. OK, God, You’re gonna have to do it,” shares Mike Breaux, Teaching Pastor at Eastside Christian Church (Anaheim, California). Discover what it would look like to step into a community of grace.




How to fail forward

For years I’ve pondered an interesting question. If I wrote a book called How to Fail, and it became a best-seller, would that be a good thing?

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?

Can any leader be trusted?

How do we know who to believe and who not to believe? Sex abuse allegations highlight the need to restore biblical values.

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.

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.

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