1 question you can ask to discern a potential employee’s values

During interviews, how do you get underneath the surface and discern what potential employees value?
  Mark Deterding

A new opportunity for senior leadership

If you're a senior pastor who is uncertain about your future, consider your impact through interim ministry.
  Brian Thorstad

A biblical model for board succession

Whatever causes the transition of board members, do you have a plan in place?
  Joel Westa

Empowering your team for the unexpected

I would love to tell you I have everything under my control, but every day I am presented with a situation that is unexpected.
  Joel Westa

Leadership lessons I didn't expect to learn

The lessons in leading a team are never-ending. However, here are a few tips for engaging this important group dynamic.
  Fred Noble

Book review: Working With Emotional Intelligence

As biblical leaders, we shouldn’t need this book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, but we do.
  Brian Thorstad

The key to visionary leadership

Are you a visionary leader? I can envision the future.
  Fred Noble

Book review: Trust Factor

How important is trust for your church or organization?
  Mike Bonem

7 ways being nice hurts your church

See if you can identify with one or more of these issues where allowing the status quo to continue is harmful.
  Thom Rainer

4 ways great churches keep it simple

Great churches can’t make everything simple. However, some important matters can be simplified, and the results are worth all the trouble it takes to get there.
  Brian Thorstad

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

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

3 challenges to the traditional search committee

Re-thinking pastoral succession is not going to be easy.
  Brian Thorstad

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

How to conduct a strong interview

You created the perfect job description, and now it's time to begin the interview process.
  Fred Noble

Creating vision for a new hire

I hope our next hire for pastor includes these character qualities.
  Richard Frazer

Welcome to Biblical Leadership!

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

What it looks like to be too generous

In my line of work, I've met people who were TOO generous. Yes, it’s possible.
  Margaret Marcuson

What do people say about your leadership?

Asking for feedback isn't easy, but realizing how others perceive you is a valuable tool.
  Phil Wood

Your leadership style under pressure

I’ve become convinced that leaders have a fallback behavior on which they rely when they are uncertain, conflicted and/or under pressure.
  Bob Whitesel

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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 ...