The incarnational leader

Jesus is the one who mediates God’s presence to God’s people. This is important in how each of us leads.
March 11, 2016   Steve Lawson

4 ways to be stupid with your smartphone

I finally bought a smart phone. Now I have to learn how to use it. More importantly, I have to learn how not to use it.
March 08, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Is your church considering the quality of its followership?

Certainly, when we look at Christ and hear His invitation to “Follow Me,” we know that He had something completely different in mind.
March 03, 2016   Allen Hamlin

4 elephants that can hurt your church

Exposing an elephant in the room could go a long way to resolving an issue.
March 01, 2016   Brian Thorstad

3 unmet needs that could guide your ministry

Here is the way needs of spiritual seekers are best understood.
February 29, 2016   Bob Whitesel

More reasons to let your pastor lead

Here are two more reasons to let your pastor be the one who makes big, important proposals for big, important changes.
February 23, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Personal evangelism: from “how to” to “want to”

My school-age son knows what evangelism is all about.
February 22, 2016   Kris Eldridge

7 leadership tips I wished someone told me

Here's what I've learned as an entrepreneur—sometimes the hard way.
February 19, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

Are you saying these 7 important things about money to your church?

Even though I was uncomfortable, I learned this was an important task of pastoral leadership.
February 18, 2016   Margaret Marcuson

10 conversation starters to promote unity

It became clear that if the church is to minister effectively to an increasingly diversified, polarized nation, it will require authentic and deliberate conversations.
February 16, 2016   Parnell Lovelace, Jr.

3 healthy boundaries every leader needs with critics

We need feedback, and how we respond determines how well the feedback helps us.
February 15, 2016   Charles Stone

Discover how core competencies will empower your mission and vision

Why do so many lay leaders roll their eyes when a new pastor wants to re-edit the mission and vision statement?
February 15, 2016   Bob Whitesel

3 essential ingredients for life

Our lives should be a healthy mixture of doctrine, experience, and practice.
February 12, 2016   Jeff Klick

Writing and the art of rest

It took me a long time to learn to avoid setting impossible schedules for myself.
February 10, 2016   Ken Walker

Trading your comfort zone for your sweet spot

But where, exactly, are we supposed to go when we leave our comfort zone?
February 09, 2016   Gerry Lewis

7 lessons from Peyton Manning for church leaders

As leaders, here's what we can learn from this famous athlete.
February 05, 2016   Greg Atkinson

Senior pastors are workplace leaders too

There seems to be a self-imposed separation between church leadership and leaders in other areas of society.
February 03, 2016   Rob Streetman

4 brain hacks than can make you a better leader

As I've immersed myself in learning how our brain affects life and leadership.
February 01, 2016   Charles Stone

You are invited!

What would it be like if we loved the Lord with a whole heart, an honest heart, one that was open to God and not willing to hold anything back?
January 30, 2016   Phillip Foster

4 strategies to free your congregants from the worry trap

In church surveys, worry ranks first among women and second among men as their most common struggle.
January 29, 2016   Dr. Pamela Ovwigho

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7 common reasons pastors get cold feet
Many people have this naïve view that a pastor just has to preach and love ...
4 ways to share Jesus with your neighbors at Christmas
As you pray and think about how to show God’s love in practical ways ...
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 ...