The daily battle with ego

About the time we think we’ve got our ego under control, it resurfaces. We can do some stupid, embarrassing and sinful things when driven by ego and not even recognize it.

Book review: How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth

Author Chris Wright demonstrates a confidence in both preaching and the Word of God in How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All It’s Worth.

4 ways to breathe life into your pastoral staff

October is Clergy Appreciation Month. Take the time to recognize the devoted servants of God within your church.

3 keys to creating effective pastor-deacon-elder teamwork

I’d like to share three effective ways to help cultivate better leadership teamwork.

Will I be honest regardless of the consequences?

Ponder how you would handle these tough life scenarios.

Why doing nothing is an essential to-do for church leaders

I believe it's important, especially for church leaders, to do nothing every day, every week and every year.

5 needs your church can meet

Here in Europe, amidst the crisis of refugees and immigration, ministries regularly ask themselves: how can we meet the needs that are in front of us?

Help for your church from Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker has been described as “the founder of modern management.” A distinguished author, professor and consultant to business, he died in 2005 at the age of 95. In later years he increasingly devoted his expertise to the voluntary social sector and to church leadership.

In the book world, words are king

Many first-time authors have no idea how many words are in their manuscript, or how many they hope to have. They say, “I’ve got about 100 pages,” but page count is no indicator of length. Is that single-spaced or double? Words matter more than the number pages.

How much organization does your church need?

“To organize or not to organize? That is the question.” While this may be a bad take-off on Shakespeare, it’s a key issue for church leaders.

"I'm not getting smaller!"

How does your church do groups? Are they large or small? Here are some insights to keep in mind before you build your church's group structure.

Mr. Rogers' advice to discouraged pastors

"Do the best you can, and leave the results to God." That statement may seem trite and a bit worn to discouraged pastors, but it’s filled with truth.

Seriously ill Iranian Christian prisoner returned to jail

Friends of Iranian Christian prisoner Maryam Naghash Zargaran report that her medical leave has been cancelled and that she has returned to Evin Prison in Tehran.

Examining the 3 doors of the church

How is your church maximizing its outreach effort?

Not all stories are created equal

Why do we most identify with stories found in our favorite books or on the big screen?

10 traits of the healthiest churches 10 years from now

What if we could look into the future 10 years from now and see the characteristics of the healthiest churches in America? Would you be willing to make changes now so that your congregation would be numbered with the healthy?

A communication tip from a church consultant

As a coach and consultant, I spend a lot of time with pastors around the country. I get asked all kinds of questions. Here's one simple change that you can make for maximum impact.

3 evenings when boards are at their worst

Some of you knew it was coming. After writing two posts about evenings when boards are at their best, you guessed I’d be blogging about evenings when boards are at their worst.

What kind of neighbor am I?

Being a good neighbor may look different than you think.

Enable others to succeed

I recently heard a successful business owner share his heart for his employees, and what he was doing to better understand who they were as people.

It's about time

If I had a complaint against the Bible and I don’t, but if I did, it would because of all the gaps. Have you ever noticed how long there is between some verses?

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