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Profile: Jim Barber, president of the Society for Church Consulting

Jim Barber’s confidence in God has sustained him through leadership roles both in the marketplace and in ministry.

5 church developments on the horizon

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

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.

What is essential for true leadership?

There are many ideas about how to lead. However, this is the primary one.

What is your workplace mentality?

People tend to assimilate to the characteristics of those they spend the most time with.

4 steps for helping people weather life’s storms

Here are steps to building a strong foundation for leadership and life.

6 common problems with church bylaws

Some churches use bylaws well beyond their original intent.

How to inspire poor performers to hold themselves accountable

If you don’t deal directly with sub-par performance you will not maximize the value that your organization provides.

The struggle of shepherding a team

There is a lot to learn about caring for lambs on a farm, but this technique taught me more about shepherding a team.

Warning signs no leader should ignore

Here are four warning signs every leader should address when they see them.

How to think differently about the emotional impact of ministry

Few vocations rival the emotional weight those in ministry carry. This is the result of being on the front line in a broken world.

Is your church measuring up?

There are at least two reasons the Western church is struggling.

Have we lost the vision for reaching our community?

We aren’t reaching people because, well, we aren’t trying to reach people.

Church leadership insights from 9 experts

When it comes to important leadership factors and strategies, see what these experts have to say.

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