5 types of people God will use to break the rules

God is a God of order. He’s also a God who likes to break the rules, especially with leaders.
  Joseph Lalonde

5 facts about leadership capital

At times, as a transitional pastor, I am granted a surprising amount of leadership capital with which to lead churches through healing, change and reconciliation.
  Brian Thorstad

What is essential for true leadership?

There are many ideas about how to lead. However, this is the primary one.
  John B. MacDonald

6 common problems with church bylaws

Some churches use bylaws well beyond their original intent.
  Thom Rainer

Warning signs no leader should ignore

Here are four warning signs every leader should address when they see them.
  Mike Mowery

How do you respond when you're hated?

What happens when those in your circle of influence hate what you represent? Craig Groeschel, Founding and Senior Pastor of Life.Church shares how he responded to someone who hated pastors.
 

Have we lost the vision for reaching our community?

We aren’t reaching people because, well, we aren’t trying to reach people.
  Thom Rainer

Church leadership insights from 9 experts

When it comes to important leadership factors and strategies, see what these experts have to say.
  Jim Farrer

5 principles for making your church a haven

Here are five principles to focus your church on reflecting God’s love and reaching those who are hurting and longing for security.
  Bob Whitesel

Book review: The Unstuck Church

Tony Morgan’s book, The Unstuck Church: Equipping Churches to Experience Sustained Health is a tremendous tool for ministry leaders.
  Brian Thorstad

5 questions to ask when church members leave

I still have painful memories about the first time I experienced losing church members as a pastor.
  Thom Rainer

Avoiding the church comparison trap

Comparing your church to another church can be one of the worst things you do as a church leader.
  Thom Rainer

Leadership priorities: 5 thoughts on how we can lead better

I am reminded that effective leadership is not in all the responsibilities or tasks we have, but rather in how well we develop the processes needed to accomplish them with excellence.
  Ed Stetzer

Is fatigue an obstacle to opportunity?

Are you tired in your leadership role? Tim Liston, Senior Pastor of New Hope Church (Houston) challenges the way you look at those God brings across your path.
 

4 insights to help you practice servant leadership

When we asked Christian leaders the top leadership skill they’d like to personally develop over the next 12 months, No. 3 on the list was servant leadership.
  Ryan Sanders

4 tactics to guard your heart

As leaders, you need to know that there is a battle going on for your credibility and character.
  Joel Westa

1 question you can ask to discern a potential employee’s values

During interviews, how do you get underneath the surface and discern what potential employees value?
  Mark Deterding

When should a preaching pastor be asked to resign?

Is ‘preferences’ a biblical reason for not supporting a pastor?
  Bob Russell

6 surprises about biblical spirituality

Spirituality is in vogue today. According to one survey, 82 percent of Americans report that they want to become more spiritual. However, the term “spirituality” lacks a precise definition.
  Jim Farrer

Thinking "outside-the-box" in relationships

Whether in the office or at home, your relationships are ultimately impacted by how you understand God.
  Rob Streetman

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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 ...