2 reasons pastors give up

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

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.
  Mike Mowery

How and why I could fall

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

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.
  Thom Rainer

5 reasons many pastors struggle with depression

Many pastors really do struggle with depression.
  Thom Rainer

When should a preaching pastor be asked to resign?

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

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.
  Mike Mowery

2 lessons learned from failure

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

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?
  Ralph Mayhew

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?
  Mark Lenz

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?
  Jeff Klick

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.
  Bob Russell

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

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

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

Welcome to Biblical Leadership!

This new "megablog" site is for Christian leaders who want to learn and apply biblical principles.
  Tom Harper

Finding results in the midst of frustration

Am I making an impact?
  Jeff Klick

5 terrible reasons to enter vocational ministry

I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.
  Thom Rainer

8 signs your church may be closing soon

We call it the death spiral. By the time I am contacted about a serious problem in a church, it is often too late.
  Thom Rainer

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall is a Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Holland, Michigan. He oversees youth ...

Mike Mack

Smallgroupologist Michael Mack believes life change happens best in groups because he has experienced it ...