Do you have an “Eeyore” on your team?

It seems that regardless of what happens this person on your team always find the negative and continue to feed into fear and doubt.
 

That one thing that will make me happy

What is that thing you believe will finally give you satisfaction and contentment?
 

What do we do with painful stories?

“Sometimes the story God writes is not fun," says Jeff Vines. How do we continue to let God write our story when life hurts?
 

What's your definition of culture?

Here is a way to answer that question, and the reason why that answer is key to your organization.
 

Do you have a “no-man” on your team?

Can you pinpoint the tactical leader on your team? Dr. Bob Whitesel discusses how this type of leader results in a more balanced team.
  Bob Whitesel

Why are we paying big bucks to watch the same plot?

There is something about movies and the stories they tell that say a lot about what we desire. But how do these fantasy stories and the reality of life intersect?
 

Are you a general or a colonel?

What characterizes your leadership style? Dr. Bob Whitesel, professor of Christian Ministry and Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary, discusses two leadership styles that are also found in the military. How will different leadership styles implement the goals and vision of your church and ministry? (Excerpted from the Society For Church ...
  Bob Whitesel

Learning the art of the staff meeting

How would you define the purpose of your staff meetings or one-on-one meetings?
  Jim Barber

Does an open-door policy work?

Are you an approachable leader?
  Jim Barber

Does your ministry staff look like a T-ball team?

What is your ministry team running after? What’s your primary objective?
 

What makes a visionary leader?

Explore the characteristics of strategic leadership. Who models this on your church's team?
  Bob Whitesel

What’s the prescription for your church’s role-to-task ratio?

There may be many factors involved in why your church community has too many tasks and not enough leaders to implement them.
  Charles Arn

How to create intentional opportunities for friendships

Discover how friendship is a key to creating community in your church.
  Charles Arn

Key tips on leading a strategy team

How do we get from the church assessment to the implementation of a new church culture?
  Jim Barber

Stop looking for suspects; look for prospects

Who are those in your potential congregation? Where do you find them?
  Charles Arn

Hiring the right people who will stay

How do churches maximize the opportunity with those they hire?
 

Who should be involved in ministry decisions?

Hesitant to involve your staff and volunteers in decisions? You may want to rethink that position.
 

Bad day?

Life begins to pile up. You're frustrated, anxious and worn. What is God up to when bad days happen?
 

Gauging your church’s culture

Here's the first step to take your church into the future.
 

Most popular reason why someone comes to church

Find out what 75 percent of people say is their motive for coming to Christ and to church.
 

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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:16 (NIV)
Kris Eldridge

Kris Eldridge lives in Chicago and is the Community Impact Pastor at Christ Community Church ...

Fred Noble

Fred Noble is a recruiter for a hospitality/retail recruiting firm. He is also an ...