Is your faith strong enough to survive persecution?

This gut-wrenching account of the persecution of fellow believers should challenge us to do several things.
  Bob Russell

The 6 dads in your church (and how you can help them)

These dads sit in your church on any given Sunday. How will you reach them?
  Ryan Sanders

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?
  Mike Bonem

King Jehoshaphat & 3 examples of godly leadership

Consider this the next time you’re making decisions as a leader.
  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.
  Allen Hamlin

7 essentials for shepherding your people to grow spiritually

Whether you serve as a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, or any other shepherding role, you are in the most strategic position in the church to effect real, lasting life change and spiritual growth.
  Mike Mack

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.”
  Lang Montgomery

Book review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

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

8 qualities of shepherd-leaders

Can we improve on servant-leadership? What about a shepherd-leader?
  John B. MacDonald

Accessibility for the poor: Veggies, protein, and the bread of life

If your church wants to welcome poor or working class families, you may want to consider providing meals with your classes and activities.
  Elizabeth Drury

Preaching that makes people furious

How do preachers remain faithful in the face of conflict and confrontation? How do you preach Jesus when others don’t want to listen?

Why yes, I have big muscles

Many times we want to show off our ministry muscles, but God has another plan in mind.

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?

7 relational skills possessed by effective church leaders

Do you have relational skills? Need to improve them?
  Thom Rainer

What makes you think God will bless what you are doing?

Sometimes our focus is mistakenly doing it on our own and then praying for success.
  Phillip Foster

4 things that make a great executive pastor

The most significant relationship in the church is between the Senior Pastor and the Executive Pastor.
  Mark Lenz

Good leaders practice making good decisions

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

3 thinking errors leaders often commit

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

Leadership re-examined

How can you be a better leader?
  John B. MacDonald

Help your pastor succeed by doing what you enjoy

What guidance do you have for a younger pastor?
  Bud Brown

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Exactly how to wait on the Lord
Do you wonder what God is doing, or why He’s not answering your prayers?
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We asked Christian leaders to describe the top leadership skill they’d like to personally ...
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
Mike Bonem

Mike Bonem is an author, consultant, speaker, church leader, businessperson, husband and father. He loves ...

Bud Brown

An experienced ministry leader, writer and educator, Bud Brown is co-founder of Turnaround Pastors and ...