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.
  Kim Niles

Refusing to limit growth

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

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.
  Joseph Lalonde

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

A 3-point inspection plan for spiritual travelers

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

The most productive tool for your life and leadership

Discover three ways prayer can impact your productivity and success.
  Ben Marshall

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.
  Roy Yanke

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.
 

5 reasons many pastors struggle with depression

Many pastors really do struggle with depression.
  Thom Rainer

The purposes of a winter-waiting season

You desire a transition in your spiritual growth and ministry from a winter waiting to an active spring, but nothing is happening.
  Matthew Fretwell

The difficulty in finding your purpose

Everyone was born for a purpose. That’s right, even you. You are here for a reason.
  Joseph Lalonde

How to grow in the stretch

Often, the way God builds our faith is like a muscle that grows after it is stretched.
  Wayne Cordeiro

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

Elijah’s 4 steps to victory over exhaustion

Fear. Disillusion. Depression. When applied to a seasoned leader, those words bring one thing to my mind: Fatigue.
  Bethany Macklin

I had to resign because I failed to love

Ever heard of someone fired because they failed to love? Gene Appel, Senior Pastor of Eastside Christian Church, challenges biblical leaders toward self-examination.
 

5 ways to work prayerfully

How do you bring spiritual attention to your work?
  Margaret Marcuson

13 questions to discover your management blind spots

If we aren’t equipped to see these blind spots on our own, then how are we supposed to address and work on them?
  Ralph Mayhew

9 prayer hacks: A cheat sheet for the spiritual life of leaders

Do you think you ought to pray more? Do you have trouble finding time for prayer? Here are nine time-saving ways to develop spiritually.
  Margaret Marcuson

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And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-10 (ESV)
Jim Farrer

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

Ralph Mayhew

Rev. Ralph Mayhew has been leading people for more than 20 years. He is a lead ...