4 most common reasons that get pastors fired

Pastors and other church leaders: Please heed the words in this article and don’t do stupid.
  Thom Rainer

5 habits worth cultivating

Here are five habits that can make ministry more joyful and less stressful.
  Margaret Marcuson

Does church leadership look different after 500 years?

We just celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. But what has been achieved?
  D Eric Schansberg

3 tips for transformational training

Training can often reinforce, but it is a hard tool for transforming people.
  Phil Wood

Prayer and the dynamic leader

To be a dynamic leader, nurture and develop dynamic prayer.
  Matthew Fretwell

How to change for the better

When implementing change, it can easily turn into a reenactment of the wilderness journey to the promised land. However, change doesn't always have to look this way.
  Scott Couchenour

5 ways to handle the chronic church critic

Every church has 'em. The Chronic Critic...the person(s) who simply can't be pleased.
  Charles Stone

3 reasons God calls us to more

Our ability to navigate God’s call to more rises and falls on our understanding, belief and obedience to His greater purposes.
  Rob Streetman

3 things you’re probably doing wrong with your evening

I often hear about what successful leaders do with their mornings. What I don’t often hear is what those same leaders do with their evenings.
  Ryan Sanders

How do you approach those different from you?

How could these God-discoveries shape the way you approach leading and rubbing shoulders with those around you?
 

Discover 2 treasures in this ancient text

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to be faithful stewards of the mysteries of God.
  Rob Streetman

How to become a grace-powered leader

For Christian leaders, there is a power available that can set us free from the inability to accurately and, in a healthy way, assess ourselves.
  Steve Lawson

3 steps to shift from success to significance

There are lessons I wish I had learned earlier, especially as a young leader.
  Gerry Lewis

500-year-old principles that never get old

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation of the church. Reviewing its foundations can bolster your church for its next era.
  Jim Farrer

How to know you're ready for more

Positioning ourselves properly before God is the necessary first phase in navigating God’s call to more.
  Rob Streetman

How to lead with confident humility

God will bring people and experiences into your life that will keep you humble.
  Bob Russell

3 challenges to the traditional search committee

Re-thinking pastoral succession is not going to be easy.
  Brian Thorstad

Are your goals harmful to your health?

Focusing on these health areas in the right order makes a difference.
  Matthew Fretwell

Why I'm thankful for my anxiety disorder

Could something distressing actually make life better?
 

How to create an inviting small group

Consider these 10 tips on how to improve your groups.
  Brian Thorstad

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall is a Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Holland, Michigan. He oversees youth ...

Mike Mack

Smallgroupologist Michael Mack believes life change happens best in groups because he has experienced it ...