How to effectively navigate difficult decisions

Try using this decision matrix when the answer is still not obvious.
  Ralph Mayhew

Baby boomers are returning to church

The rebellious generation may become the religious generation.
  Thom Rainer

This opportunity doesn't add up

Sometimes the next step doesn’t make sense, yet Tim Liston, Senior Pastor of New Hope Church (Houston) shares how one church's uncertain decision made a huge impact.
 

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

Understanding change

If change is constant, then why are we struggling to adjust?
  Jim Farrer

4 ways this extraordinary leader built his network

Consider these places Jesus focused on when finding new prospects.
  Ken Gosnell

5 reasons pastors need to be assertive

Pastors of plateaued and declining church should take note of these “whys” behind assertiveness.
  Bud Brown

What is “Wild Church” and where is it going?

A look inside more organic churches.
  Bob Whitesel

5 observations about the turn inward

It is often the turn inward which sends churches on a one-way journey to obscurity. Here are five observations about this tragic mistake.
  Brian Thorstad

What I must change

This list is neither complete nor exhaustive. God is still working on me.
  Thom Rainer

How changing attitudes can increase evangelism

When push comes to shove, the church leadership will tell you, “I want the church to change how they behave in the matter of…”
  Bud Brown

Discover hidden opportunities

Life happens and what you see depends on your perspective.
  Wayne Cordeiro

Why pain precedes change

Here are reasons great pain often precedes restoration.
  Bud Brown

The most important leadership skill you will develop

Where is your focus?
  Richard Blackaby

7 elementary questions that help you make graduate-level change

Sometimes, the solution to facilitating change is found in these simple questions.
  Gerry Lewis

5 church developments on the horizon

Yes, the times they are a-changing. And these five developments are among the most dramatic.
  Thom Rainer

3 must-haves when dreaming big

Don’t forget these when you find yourself doing something great.
  Robert Netzly

Are you stretched beyond your preferences?

Where does the Bible say to select a church based on your preferences, asks Derwin Gray, former NFL player and founding pastor of Transformation Church.
 

5 types of people God will use to break the rules

God is a God of order. He’s also a God who likes to break the rules, especially with leaders.
  Joseph Lalonde

2 reasons pastors resist change

Here is why innovation is difficult for most pastors.
  Bud Brown

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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Jim Farrer

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

Charles Stone

Dr. Charles Stone is Lead Pastor at West Park Church (London, Ontario) and founder of ...