Being honest with yourself about change

Do you embrace reality or instead avoid those transitions that get you down?
  David Bowman

Biblical values that create raving fans

Every (smart) business wants to deliver “wow” experiences that not only satisfy customers and employees, but also turn them into raving fans.
  Robert Netzly

8 questions to help your church focus its outreach

Here are eight questions a leadership team can ask to discover their target group.
  Brian Thorstad

Is your leadership more than words?

Great leaders have the courage to act!
  Mike Mowery

3 advantages of choosing a target group

In my experience of helping churches with strategic-planning tasks, the most controversial part of the process is choosing a target or focus group.
  Brian Thorstad

The disciplines of disruption

Many great CEOs are also great disruptors. However, Jesus was the greatest disruptor of all time. Christian executives and business leaders would do well to follow the disruptive disciplines of the leader Jesus.
  Ken Gosnell

Facing the invisible dragons of change

Are you facing change? Have you labeled something or someone a “dragon," a threat to your comfort zone, that God may have brought for your good, your growth or His glory?
  Julie Tilman

Where to push for church revitalization

When leaders understand the three components of church culture and push in the right places their success rate improves—dramatically.
  Bud Brown

Reasons to make waves when introducing change

Though leaders are responsible for maintaining peace, it is also their job to occasionally be the architects of plans that disrupt status quo and complacency.
  Phil Wood

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

Are you ready for change?

What do our methods look like and what are we reproducing? Is there diversity? Variety? Unity?
 

The homogenous church is declining and dying

When you are in your worship services next Sunday, look at the people around you. Do they all look like you?
  Thom Rainer

9 habits to develop an outreach culture

I am convinced that the Church is all about quick fixes in outreach ministry.
  Kris Eldridge

How to initialize God's design for your church leadership

Just about everyone knows that vision is important. Should a church leadership team expect God to convey the same vision to each of them, simultaneously?
  Brian Thorstad

No need to fear the culture trap

If the point of visionary leadership is to take our team toward the new and the better, will we ever get there by trying to smooth over the differences, or even by denying them?
  Hettie Brittz

Unique characteristics of churches that will break out in 2018

Even though this new year is quickly slipping into history, it is not too late to see a new opportunity to embrace new attitudes and renewed efforts in church leadership.
  Thom Rainer

A resolution that will change lives

Consider this life-changing, biblical leadership quality in your resolution for 2018.
  Bob Russell

Book review: I Once Was Lost

Delightful. That’s my one-word review of the book by Presbyterian pastor Don Everts and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship coordinator, Doug Schaupp (IVP Books).
  Brian Thorstad

A new year, a new leader?

True leaders leave the premises knowing they made lives better.
  Richard Blackaby

Your calendar is ruining your life

Am I missing what God wants for me in this season because I’ve scheduled Him out?
  Jason Tucker

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