Why some pastors are better leaders than others

Here’s my take on the four basic principles pastors can utilize to step up their leadership game.
  Margaret Marcuson

Refusing to limit growth

Though we are often oblivious when we become “stuck” in our personal growth, the evidence is compelling.
  Richard Blackaby

Have you settled?

Are there areas where you have settled? How does it impact growth? Charlotte Gambill, Pastor of Life Church UK, alongside her husband Steve, encourages leaders to examine what they're building.
 

Book review: Through Colored Glasses

Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality by Tom Harper provides a leadership fable full of characters each of us have seen in real-life individuals and a story we can relate to.
  David Bowman

The importance of love in leadership

Typically the words “leadership” and “love” are not found in the same sentence unless someone tells you “they love to do leadership.”
  Brian Thorstad

5 questions to ask when church members leave

I still have painful memories about the first time I experienced losing church members as a pastor.
  Thom Rainer

An ethics quiz for business leaders

What do you do with these issues?
  Greg Leith

The importance of renewing your mind

Does this truth apply to leadership along with the layperson? I believe so.
  Joseph Lalonde

Book review: Building the Body

In Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a Fit Church, Gary L. MacIntosh and Phil Stevenson identify characteristics that distinguish fit churches from the merely healthy.
  Bud Brown

Learning leadership from Winston Churchill

There is much to learn from how this man approached leading through tough times.
  Margaret Marcuson

5 arenas of pastoral leadership

OK hasn’t satisfied me, and I don’t think it was ever supposed to do so. God has called me to lead with excellence in these areas.
  Brandon Cox

Being honest with yourself about change

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

Avoiding the church comparison trap

Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader.
  Thom Rainer

The most productive tool for your life and leadership

Discover three ways prayer can impact your productivity and success.
  Ben Marshall

4 insights to help you practice servant leadership

When we asked Christian leaders the top leadership skill they’d like to personally develop over the next 12 months, No. 3 on the list was servant leadership.
  Ryan Sanders

How to experience a breakthrough in your church’s growth

The growth of the church is for the good of the entire world, so your church needs to grow!
  Rick Warren

5 reasons many pastors struggle with depression

Many pastors really do struggle with depression.
  Thom Rainer

4 tactics to guard your heart

As leaders, you need to know that there is a battle going on for your credibility and character.
  Joel Westa

5 key leadership lessons I wish I knew 25 years ago

I’ve been in vocational ministry for more than 38 years, and if only I knew then what I know now.
  Charles Stone

Book review: Designed to Lead

What? Another book on leadership? Yes, it is, but Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development has a different take on the subject.
  Brian Thorstad

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And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-10 (ESV)
Jim Farrer

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

Ralph Mayhew

Rev. Ralph Mayhew has been leading people for more than 20 years. He is a lead ...