Why every person in your church needs 7 friends

What do friendships have to do with church growth?
 

What my wife taught me about leadership

Hear Bob Whitesel share what his marriage unveiled about how different leaders approach decisions and even God.
 

What characterizes your church’s culture?

Wondering how the church down the street became one full of life and vibrancy?
 

What the numbers say about your church’s growth

Discover the ingredients required for your church numbers to rise.
 

Learning from your leadership style

Are you a shepherd, a visionary or a combination of both?
 

What keeps you from quitting?

There has to be something deeper that drives you to keep going.
 

I am a quitter

Reevaluate your desire to quit. How does it compare to Peter and John in Acts 4?
 

Using NASCAR to find the right hire

Sometimes there are interview questions that have nothing to do with skill.
 

Why my dad stopped going to church

What leadership styles do you have in your church?
 

Preaching that makes people furious

How do preachers remain faithful in the face of conflict and confrontation? How do you preach Jesus when others don’t want to listen?
 

Will I be honest regardless of the consequences?

Ponder how you would handle these tough life scenarios.
 

Why yes, I have big muscles

Many times we want to show off our ministry muscles, but God has another plan in mind.
 

Why do we work hard to appear wise?

How do you handle the tension of attempting to be the leader who has it all together?
 

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.
 

I want a super-sized ministry

Success in the kingdom of God looks different from our American culture.
 

This will change the world

Living in a world filled with pain and problems, we’re constantly looking for that answer to fix this brokenness.
 

What’s your most valuable asset?

Is it leadership? Personality? Ministry strategy? Teaching, writing, preaching? Actually, your best asset may not be what you think. Jodi Hickerson puts a new spin on what should qualify as your most valuable offering. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
 

How to take the “my” and “I” out of ministry

Do you have tunnel vision? Where is your focus when it comes to ministry? LeRoy Lawson, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, Tenn.), gives insight into Psalm 71 and how this passage speaks to reevaluating your perspective. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in ...
 

Do you really believe that?

In today’s culture, many times the word “believe” is used to express our interests and opinions. Jodi Hickerson, programming director of Mission Church (Ventura, Calif.), shares absolutes, which weigh more than any of our interests and opinions. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
 

Creating a sustainable ministry platform

How many followers does it take for your ministry to make an impact? What’s the secret to reaching more people? Jodi Hickerson, Programming Director of Mission Church (Ventura, Calif.), reveals how to make the biggest impact in the lives you encounter every day. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
 

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
Jonathan Hayashi

Jonathan Hayashi (B.A. and M.A., Moody Theological Seminary) is a Pastoral staff at ...

Wayne Cordeiro

Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Oahu, one of the fastest-growing churches ...