How to find partnerships for community outreach ministry

Who is doing great ministry in your community and how can you join them?
  Kris Eldridge

5 church developments on the horizon

Yes, the times they are a-changing. And these five developments are among the most dramatic.
  Thom Rainer

What is essential for true leadership?

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

The struggle of shepherding a team

There is a lot to learn about caring for lambs on a farm, but this technique taught me more about shepherding a team.
  Joel Westa

How Jesus built a thriving culture

Creating a thriving company culture is essential. Why not look to an expert who built a culture that outlived him.
  Ken Gosnell

Is your church measuring up?

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

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

Setting your course for a new season

Here are two things that need to be in place to set a course for a new season.
  Wayne Cordeiro

Do you desire to be rich?

Is the aspiration to be rich against biblical teaching?
  Robert Netzly

Book review: Building the Body

In Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a Fit Church, Gary L. MacIntosh and Phil Stevenson identify characteristics that distinguish fit churches from the merely healthy.
  Bud Brown

Lessons learned from a hedgehog to benefit your ministry

The “Hedgehog Concept” has helped successful organizations define who they are, focus their energies and become more successful. They do this by answering three critical questions.
  Mark Lenz

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

Book review: Designed to Lead

What? Another book on leadership? Yes, it is, but Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development has a different take on the subject.
  Brian Thorstad

The one thing we forget about leadership

As I listen to leaders talk about their organizations, there seems to be a shift from an overemphasis on vision to a neglected emphasis on leadership performance.
  Mike Mowery

8 questions to help your church focus its outreach

Here are eight questions a leadership team can ask to discover their target group.
  Brian Thorstad

The prayer God always answers

Here are four of Jesus' promises that are sure to impact your leadership.
  Bud Brown

3 advantages of choosing a target group

In my experience of helping churches with strategic-planning tasks, the most controversial part of the process is choosing a target or focus group.
  Brian Thorstad

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