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.
May 17, 2017   Bob Russell

4 reasons to talk about leadership transitions

Leadership transitions are a big deal for a church.
May 15, 2017   Mike Bonem

4 ways to excel

When it comes to excelling in ministry and life, keep these in mind.
May 08, 2017   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?
May 03, 2017   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?
April 24, 2017   Mike Bonem

9 traits of excellent church leaders

When teaching church leadership, there are specific qualities in leaders which should exist or be formulated.
April 23, 2017   Matthew Fretwell

How to create intentional opportunities for friendships

Discover how friendship is a key to creating community in your church.
April 20, 2017   Charles Arn

Bad day?

Life begins to pile up. You're frustrated, anxious and worn. What is God up to when bad days happen?
March 15, 2017  

4 foundational scriptures for doing life together

It is vital for Christ-followers to do life together.
March 15, 2017   Mark Lenz

King Jehoshaphat & 3 examples of godly leadership

Consider this the next time you’re making decisions as a leader.
March 11, 2017   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.
February 20, 2017   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.
February 15, 2017   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.
February 06, 2017  

Why don’t leaders last the distance?

One thing’s for sure. It’s a lot easier to start something than to finish it.
January 28, 2017   Tony Llewellyn

Courage: essential for turnaround leaders

Are you courageous? How do the daily choices you make reflect this quality?
January 23, 2017   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.”
January 18, 2017   Lang Montgomery

Learning from your leadership style

Are you a shepherd, a visionary or a combination of both?
January 15, 2017  

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

This book directly ties leadership skills to the greatest commandment as explained by Jesus.
January 04, 2017   Jeff Klick

The primary principle to be an effective church leader

People are watching you. Church leaders can only show what they know.
December 20, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

I am a quitter

Reevaluate your desire to quit. How does it compare to Peter and John in Acts 4?
December 15, 2016  

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God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (NLT)
Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of ...

Jim Farrer

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