Leaders should be farmers

Like a farmer, the successful leader understands the seasons of his or her organization and capitalizes on its rhythm.
September 02, 2014   Tom Harper

The peril of ministry stagnation

"Many churches die to what's possible in an effort to protect what is predictable," said Pastor Aaron Brockett at NACC. "Jesus desires that his Church would be on the move. Stagnation is something that I think gets under his skin."
September 01, 2014  

The I personality of DISC - the influencer

These leaders are people-oriented, fun-loving, inspiring and fast-paced. But there's a down side, too. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 01, 2014  

7 Habits of highly effective church meetings

As a longtime pastor and business leader, I must confess the truth. I used to hate meetings. In fact, I verbally expressed my feelings about meetings being a waste of time. During most meetings I attended, I daydreamed about a dozen other ways I could be spending my time more ...
August 28, 2014   Thom Rainer

There will be perilous times in the last days

For those who wonder if we live in perilous times, just survey some recent headlines. Like 298 people dying when their Malaysian plane was shot down over Ukraine. War breaking out between Israel and terrorists in Gaza. Northern Iraq overrun by radical extremists. Thousands of immigrant children pouring across the ...
August 26, 2014   Bob Russell

Asian Americans in the church will double by 2040 (and other stats)

"While Asian Americans are a convenient label, there's a huge amount of diversity, and you don't want to just lump them together. That can actually be very offensive." DJ Chuang gives an overview of Asian American demographics and church trends at Turnaround 20/20.
August 25, 2014  

How Nelson Searcy started his coaching network

Nelson explains how he got into coaching - from his experience at Saddleback Church to planting a congregation in New York City, to building the infrastructure that now encourages nearly 2,000 pastors.
August 25, 2014  

3 things you'd better know, or else!

If you are over 50 you may not need to read this. On the other hand if you're over 50 you absolutely need to read this! Like my Doc said to me when I was 30…”It gets tougher from here!”
August 25, 2014   Doug Lawrence

Trail Life USA - A Force of Character

Trail Life USA is an organization born to train men in godly character by men of godly character. I am a big fan and I hope churches continue supporting its rapid growth.
August 25, 2014   Kent Evans

Book Review: Ending Extreme Poverty Is Possible: What Christians Can Do

Scott Todd in Hope Rising makes an inspiring case for the ministry of working to end poverty.
August 19, 2014   Margaret Marcuson

God is bigger when we need him more

Joni Eareckson Tada describes her morning wake-up routine as a battle with bitterness, then a surrender to the Lord, ending in joy. "God always seems bigger to those who need him most." (Courtesy of NACC.)
August 15, 2014  

The power of suffering together

"There is a gravitational pull to suffering." Pastor Jon Weece of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Ky. tells story after compelling story about suffering and the questions that follow. He ends with a word of encouragement echoed in Revelation 7. (Courtesy of NACC.)
August 15, 2014  

Leaders, beat this travel horror story

The more you travel, the more chances you have for bad experiences. My latest trip on United Airlines was my most horrifying story ever - it was so bad, and the airline's response so unsatisfactory, that I had to share. Read this as part entertainment, part warning. And part rant.
August 14, 2014   Tom Harper

7 Ways to respond to power groups in the church

Second of two parts In my last post, I listed eight types of power groups that exist in many churches today. I also noted that a power group per se is not intrinsically bad, since they come in a variety of types and quality. As promised, I am utilizing this ...
August 14, 2014   Thom Rainer

Money and Your Ministry Book Review

Balance the Books While Keeping Your Balance
August 12, 2014   David Bowman

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