Profile: Jim Barber, president of the Society for Church Consulting

Jim Barber’s confidence in God has sustained him through leadership roles both in the marketplace and in ministry.

Are you stretched beyond your preferences?

Where does the Bible say to select a church based on your preferences, asks Derwin Gray, former NFL player and founding pastor of Transformation Church.




What is your workplace mentality?

People tend to assimilate to the characteristics of those they spend the most time with.

4 steps for helping people weather life’s storms

Here are steps to building a strong foundation for leadership and life.

How to think differently about the emotional impact of ministry

Few vocations rival the emotional weight those in ministry carry. This is the result of being on the front line in a broken world.

Is your church measuring up?

There are at least two reasons the Western church is struggling.

How exercise shapes my spiritual health

Here are three things I do to stay physically healthy and in turn spiritually stronger.

Taking care of your soul

The past few months, God has instructed my heart to slow down. Here is what I have learned on this journey.

Refusing to limit growth

Though we are often oblivious when we become “stuck” in our personal growth, the evidence is compelling.

Have you settled?

Are there areas where you have settled? How does it impact growth? Charlotte Gambill, Pastor of Life Church UK, alongside her husband Steve, encourages leaders to examine what they're building.




The importance of renewing your mind

Does this truth apply to leadership along with the layperson? I believe so.

Avoiding the church comparison trap

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

A 3-point inspection plan for spiritual travelers

As leaders, here is where the rubber meets the road in our spiritual journeys.

The most productive tool for your life and leadership

Discover three ways prayer can impact your productivity and success.

How to be well-grounded in a life of ministry

Create a framework for ministry life that is grounded in the biblical and theological truths of who you are.

See More »