Are spiritual disciplines legalistic?

Are spiritual disciplines focusing Christianity into a checklist of rules? Are these tasks weighing down Christians with unnecessary guilt?
  Jonathan Hayashi

How accountable are you for self-care?

I have seen a sign at a health club that says, “The greatest gift that you can give your family is your own health.” As a servant leader, it is also the greatest gift that you can give your team.
  Mark Deterding

Facing the invisible dragons of change

Are you facing change? Have you labeled something or someone a “dragon," a threat to your comfort zone, that God may have brought for your good, your growth or His glory?
  Julie Tilman

When discipleship and leadership development become unbalanced

What happens when we emphasize leadership development over developing disciples or focus on discipleship over leadership development?
  James Bruyn

How to fail forward

For years I’ve pondered an interesting question. If I wrote a book called How to Fail, and it became a best-seller, would that be a good thing?
  Mark Lenz

Wise leaders develop a vision for rest

Are you in the habit of tackling life at a frenetic pace? You may want to rethink that.
  Ken Walker

Exactly how to wait on the Lord

Do you wonder what God is doing, or why He’s not answering your prayers?
  Tom Harper

The problem with discipleship today

I learned more about leadership and discipleship in the three years I spent in prison than I learned in eight years of seminary.
  Bud Brown

3 weapons to battle leadership loneliness

Do you feel lonely or disengaged from time to time? The following three weapons can help you beat back the blues.
  Tom Harper

How to turn your transition into transformational leadership

Leadership transitions can be drawn out and difficult. Perhaps you need a chance to slow down, pray and embrace the power of God to propel this season into transformational leadership.
  Bethany Macklin

7 essential questions for leadership focus

This rich wisdom must shape our biblical leadership as we continue in our roles and responsibilities. Ponder the following seven questions and discover the changes God may be asking you to make.
  Ralph Mayhew

Discovering next steps in a season of transition

Are you in a season of transition? Sensing God’s call to step into the “more” He has for you? How you approach this season could have a high impact on your Christian leadership.
  Rob Streetman

The best leaders are broken leaders

I am broken—a pastor who struggles with depression. However, in brokenness we’re made more useful, and we discover our greatest purpose as biblical leaders.
  Brandon Cox

The whys of leadership endurance

Our culture tells us we should always be advancing and making progress. However, biblical leadership calls us to wait and endure. Why is holding our position important?
  Phillip Foster

My No. 1 recommendation for development success

When it comes to leadership development, these leaders from the Bible prioritized this practice.
  Joel Westa

5 ways to cultivate a culture of discipleship

Discover these ways to return to transformational leadership and create a discipleship culture.
  Jonathan Hayashi

Acknowledging God in your biblical leadership

Whatever your biblical leadership position—from leading a team at Starbucks to the pastor of a church—it is God who has blessed you with the ability to lead. ​​​​​​​
  James Bruyn

Are you a hypofineriac?

Discover the definition of hypofineriac and whether or not you fall into this category, as Mike Breaux shares about a crossroads in our spiritual journey.
 

The power of prayer in leadership

Everybody's a leader these days. But do you want to know who has power?
  Ryan Sanders

A better way to create followers

My suspicion is that discipleship programs over the past 50 years must take some, if not much, of the blame for the malaise. They are useful, but not as comprehensive or powerful as intended.
  John B. MacDonald

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For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
Brian Thorstad

Brian Thorstad is a Redevelopment Transitional Pastor. He is the author of Heaven Help Our ...

Julie Tilman

Julie Tilman is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Ben Skaug, Co-Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church ...