How to find renewal during the busy months

Sometimes your schedule doesn't slow down—especially as a pastor. Here are tips to refresh yourself in the middle of a hectic calendar.
  Jim Farrer

7 characteristics of a lazy person

The following characteristics help distinguish between appropriate ambition and downright laziness.
  Bob Russell

Only serious writers will withstand technological challenges

How is technology changing the way you write and communicate?
  Ken Walker

The 3 biggest leadership obstacles

How will you handle the challenges? If you don’t make a decision, life will make one for you.
  Matthew Fretwell

What’s the prescription for your church’s role-to-task ratio?

There may be many factors involved in why your church community has too many tasks and not enough leaders to implement them.
  Charles Arn

How much can you do in 15 minutes?

Is it possible to do anything?
  Margaret Marcuson

Turning your limitations into opportunities

How many people are frustrated because they feel underused in the Church? How many people are sitting in their seat week after week untapped because we won’t let go?
  Jeff Klick

Why do we work hard to appear wise?

How do you handle the tension of attempting to be the leader who has it all together?
 

3 principles of productivity

How decisions are made and how things get done are extremely important.
  Mark Lenz

Planning: a revitalization faith-walk

Church leaders sometimes have an aversion to planning.
  Jim Barber

Good leaders practice making good decisions

Decisions. How we make them says a lot about how we're wired.
  Bud Brown

7 surprising strategies for burnout

How has burnout impacted you or your leadership?
  Jim Farrer

Is your ministry proactive or reactive?

Popular wisdom says that we should not wait until circumstances call for a response.
  Allen Hamlin

3 thinking errors leaders often commit

Great leaders recognize that great leadership demands great thinking.
  Charles Stone

3 keys to managing momentum in ministry

One of the most valuable forces in any organization is momentum.
  Mark Lenz

The measure up mentality in today's church

Consider these thoughts on the 'measure up mentality' in ministry.
  Charles Stone

154 key ways to tell if you are too busy

Being busy is a self-imposed condition. Very often we choose to be busy rather than something else.
  Paul Greasley

Raising the pastor’s performance potential

Many pastors work long hours and face the juggling of many tasks.
  Jim Farrer

6 key areas in which to develop margin

Ever wonder why some days you seem to handle things better than other days?
  Mark Lenz

7 leadership tips I wished someone told me

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

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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Jim Farrer

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

Charles Stone

Dr. Charles Stone is Lead Pastor at West Park Church (London, Ontario) and founder of ...