Why my dad stopped going to church

What leadership styles do you have in your church?
November 10, 2016  

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.
November 10, 2016   Elizabeth Drury

What do you look for when hiring new staff?

How do you uncover the qualities of a future successful staff member? It’s not always something found on their résumé.
July 29, 2016  

3 more ways to respond when you care less

As the work of the church plays out on a daily basis, behind the scenes are hurt leaders who are forced to move on because they don’t have the time, energy, resources, or leadership to simply stop and process it all.
July 04, 2016   Christopher Harris

3 ways to respond when you care less

As the day-to-day work of the church plays out, behind the scenes there are hurt leaders who are forced to move on because they don’t have the time, energy, resources, or leadership to simply stop and process it all.
June 27, 2016   Christopher Harris

7 relational skills possessed by effective church leaders

Do you have relational skills? Need to improve them?
June 16, 2016   Thom Rainer

Revitalizing your church: 5 crucial steps to changing DNA

How do you implement intentional change?
June 01, 2016   Matthew Fretwell

"Facts" about your church and money: take a closer look

Here are six things church leaders often believe are facts.
May 25, 2016   Margaret Marcuson

Planning: a revitalization faith-walk

Church leaders sometimes have an aversion to planning.
May 23, 2016   Jim Barber

What does aggressive ministry look like?

I’m a conflict-avoiding, noncompetitive type who struggles to relate to the warrior imagery that frequently appears in Scripture.
May 19, 2016   Allen Hamlin

Outreach: from “come” to “go”

I recently Googled the word “outreach.” I was surprised at the results.
May 18, 2016   Kris Eldridge

Can ordinary pastors become turnaround pastors?

The short answer is a happy “Yes!”
May 17, 2016   Brian Thorstad

Good leaders practice making good decisions

Decisions. How we make them says a lot about how we're wired.
May 12, 2016   Bud Brown

Delegating versus releasing authority: what's the difference?

I learned an important lesson about the difference between delegating tasks and releasing authority.
May 11, 2016   Mark Lenz

How to create and cast vision for your church

Why is this a masterful model of preaching vision on a vision Sunday?
May 10, 2016   Will Mancini

3 mistakes battered pastors make

Everyone gets beat up...it happens.
May 06, 2016  

The hurting church: creating brand new ways to care

The one ministry I would love to see more change in is Care Ministry.
May 05, 2016   Kim Niles

Is your ministry proactive or reactive?

Popular wisdom says that we should not wait until circumstances call for a response.
May 03, 2016   Allen Hamlin

3 tactics to help you tackle ministry

To maintain a healthy balance between an inward and outward church focus is to tackle ministry needs.
May 03, 2016   Bob Whitesel

The Great Commission: moving from “casual” to “devoted” prayer

Most churches pray. But, not all are praying churches.
May 03, 2016   Kris Eldridge

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7 common reasons pastors get cold feet
Many people have this naïve view that a pastor just has to preach and love ...
4 ways to share Jesus with your neighbors at Christmas
As you pray and think about how to show God’s love in practical ways ...
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (NLT)
Matthew Fretwell

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author, revitalization pastor, national director of ...

Jim Farrer

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