Defining the new role of the Baby-Boomer leader

If Baby-Boomer leaders hold the baton of leadership too tightly or too long, the whole team will fall behind.
August 07, 2017   Phil Wood

6 insights about “Nones” and “Dones”

Is this a new trend? How have things changed?
August 07, 2017   Jim Farrer

Is your leadership relevant or irrelevant?

Discover these ways to be relevant and irrelevant in your leadership. Where do you land?
July 22, 2017   Paul Greasley

Calling Steve Jobs: “I can’t figure out this smartphone”

You have to admit that the smartphone you carry everywhere affects mind and body as well as moral and ethical considerations of us all.
July 19, 2017   Ronald Keener

8 major changes in churches the past 10 years

Change or die. Such has been the reality of too many congregations.
July 08, 2017   Thom Rainer

8 tips for developing your workplace culture

These important qualities define organizations with a strong culture.
July 05, 2017   Fred Noble

7 personality types of sick churches

Sick churches become dying churches. Dying churches become closed churches.
July 04, 2017   Thom Rainer

3 perils of modern leadership

Leadership is an interdependent mixture of intuition, experience, and inspiration. When it comes to modern leadership, here are some obstacles that get in the way.
May 11, 2017   Bob Whitesel

What’s the prescription for your church’s role-to-task ratio?

There may be many factors involved in why your church community has too many tasks and not enough leaders to implement them.
April 27, 2017   Charles Arn

Exploring the newness people crave

People usually sense a need for change immediately prior to the point of spiritual transformation. If God intends spiritual reconnection to be a reaction to crises, then how do we help people in the midst of crisis?
April 17, 2017   Bob Whitesel

Key tips on leading a strategy team

How do we get from the church assessment to the implementation of a new church culture?
April 13, 2017   Jim Barber

Why every person in your church needs 7 friends

What do friendships have to do with church growth?
February 20, 2017  

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
January 04, 2017   Jeff Klick

Accessibility for the poor: Veggies, protein, and the bread of life

If your church wants to welcome poor or working class families, you may want to consider providing meals with your classes and activities.
November 10, 2016   Elizabeth Drury

Revitalizing your church: 5 crucial steps to changing DNA

How do you implement intentional change?
June 01, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

Can ordinary pastors become turnaround pastors?

The short answer is a happy “Yes!”
May 17, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Delegating versus releasing authority: what's the difference?

I learned an important lesson about the difference between delegating tasks and releasing authority.
May 11, 2016   Mark Lenz

3 tactics to help you tackle ministry

To maintain a healthy balance between an inward and outward church focus is to tackle ministry needs.
May 03, 2016   Bob Whitesel

The Great Commission: moving from “casual” to “devoted” prayer

Most churches pray. But, not all are praying churches.
May 03, 2016   Kris Eldridge

3 keys to managing momentum in ministry

One of the most valuable forces in any organization is momentum.
April 27, 2016   Mark Lenz

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7 common reasons pastors get cold feet
Many people have this naïve view that a pastor just has to preach and love ...
4 ways to share Jesus with your neighbors at Christmas
As you pray and think about how to show God’s love in practical ways ...
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (NLT)
Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of ...

Jim Farrer

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