7 ways to deal with gnats in ministry

All who serve in vocational ministry know about gnats. They come with the call.
  Thom Rainer

Have you positioned yourself for God’s call to more?

The most important position for hearing and understanding God is a prayer position.
  Rob Streetman

Searching for perfect in the workplace

Is that realistic? How many people love everything about their job?
  Bob Russell

We trust that graduates learn one lesson: life has consequences

There’s an adage, often used in statecraft that actions have consequences. This is what happened to a pregnant 18-year-old girl, in Hagerstown, Md.
  Ronald Keener

4 more reasons your job matters to God

We are created in the image of God. And God works! The Lord designed us also to be productive.
  Bob Russell

4 reasons to talk about leadership transitions

Leadership transitions are a big deal for a church.
  Mike Bonem

4 ways to excel

When it comes to excelling in ministry and life, keep these in mind.
  Jeff Klick

11 reasons churches lose momentum and decline

So, what should a leader of a declining church do to assess a ministry’s current reality?
  Richard Frazer

Thinking and acting strategically

If you ask a second chair leader what he or she “does,” you may hear a long list of tasks. But what if you ask about their greatest contribution to the organization?
  Mike Bonem

9 traits of excellent church leaders

When teaching church leadership, there are specific qualities in leaders which should exist or be formulated.
  Matthew Fretwell

How to create intentional opportunities for friendships

Discover how friendship is a key to creating community in your church.
  Charles Arn

Bad day?

Life begins to pile up. You're frustrated, anxious and worn. What is God up to when bad days happen?
 

4 foundational scriptures for doing life together

It is vital for Christ-followers to do life together.
  Mark Lenz

King Jehoshaphat & 3 examples of godly leadership

Consider this the next time you’re making decisions as a leader.
  Matthew Fretwell

No leader is an island

Leadership is often a lonely endeavor, and our common rhythm of ministry practices may lead us into a false sense of self-sufficiency and unnecessary isolation.
  Allen Hamlin

The power of a name

Names can indicate character or destiny. They project parents’ fondest hopes and dreams for their sons and daughters.
  David Bowman

What my wife taught me about leadership

Hear Bob Whitesel share what his marriage unveiled about how different leaders approach decisions and even God.
 

Why don’t leaders last the distance?

One thing’s for sure. It’s a lot easier to start something than to finish it.
  Tony Llewellyn

Courage: essential for turnaround leaders

Are you courageous? How do the daily choices you make reflect this quality?
  Bud Brown

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

“Extraordinary leadership requires everything: your heart for relational leadership, your soul for spiritual leadership, mind for managerial leadership and your strength for visionary leadership.”
  Lang Montgomery

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Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 (NIV)
Jim Barber

Jim Barber is the President of both the Society for Church Consulting and Barber Church ...

Roy Yanke

Roy Yanke is the Executive Director of PIR Ministries, a national ministry of renewal and ...