What is governance?

Jim Barber breaks down the definition of governance and explains the elements tied to church leadership structure. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 25, 2015  

The defining mark of a healthy church culture

What is the most important characteristic of a healthy church culture? According to Bob Whitesel it is not theology, good preaching or compelling worship that is the common thread among healthy churches. Find out what Saddleback and other churches have found to be the key to a growing, healthy culture. ...
August 25, 2015  

Wesley, Whitefield and agreeing to disagree

The purpose of the pulpit, predestination, discipleship models – those are just some of the many things that friends John Wesley and George Whitefield had conflicting views on. However, out of their relationship a phrase was coined that has continued to help unify church leaders in the midst of doctrinal ...
August 17, 2015  

3 snapshots of unhealthy churches

Can we spend money on new carpet? Jim Barber shares real stories from churches he consulted and the passion for taking them toward next steps in leadership structure. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 17, 2015  

'Sometimes churches just need to die'

"I know that's a controversial statement," says Stephen Gray at Turnaround 20/20. "We don't like to think in those terms. But between 30,000 and 40,000 churches over the last decade have closed their doors for good."
July 22, 2014  

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Lee Strobel: how the church changed my family forever

Best selling author and former atheist Lee Strobel wasn’t always the man he is today. God radically transformed his life and the life of his family. Hear his incredible testimony and the importance of a small church committed to strategizing, innovating and praying to reach people like him. (Excerpted from ...
August 12, 2015  

A practical tool for engaging conversationally

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, one of the essential ways leaders serve people is by taking the time to invest in them through conversation. Kevin Holland shares what God has shown him about being more intentional as a pastor and the practical, easy tool that has helped ...
August 05, 2015  

Lee Strobel says thank you

Ditching his prepared remarks for the NACC conference, Lee Strobel addresses a room full of pastors and leaders, from churches big and small, to say thank you on behalf of the people who have already and who will be impacted by the church offering the hope and light of Christ. ...
August 05, 2015  

The mission behind Duck Dynasty

So what is the purpose behind the family of bearded hunters that have found such popularity on Duck Dynasty? Hear from Alan Robertson, one of the brothers, who shares the mission behind the show and the lives of the Robertson family. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
July 28, 2015  

Finding avenues for compassion as a leader

"I know in your heart, you are compassionate and want to do something for God but sometimes we don’t act on that,” says Kevin Holland speaking to a room of pastors and church leaders. The danger in that is that “compassion without expression leads to depression.” So how do we ...
July 28, 2015  

Does the church need to change how it engages with non-Christians?

“If you talk to people these days and ask how do you perceive Christians? They will tell you they seem angry… arrogant… apathetic,” starts Cal Jernigan. What if there was a more generous way to engage with people outside of your church? Cal Jernigan shares four ways he and his ...
July 23, 2015  

Lee Strobel's embarrassing evangelism attempt

“There are times when I get involved with evangelism and it does not go well,” shares best-selling author Lee Strobel. Sharing a comedic example from his own life, be reminded about how even in our most embarrassing moments, God can create an opportunity for His gospel to go out. (Excerpted ...
July 23, 2015  

How Duck Dynasty started

Alan Robertson, aka the “beardless” brother and pastor from the TV show Duck Dynasty, shares the backstory of how God worked in his dad’s life and reshaped the family that millions know and watch today. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
July 15, 2015  

6 great reasons to share Jesus

Summing up some of the great sessions from the NACC 2014 Conference, Cal Jernigan recaps 5 great reasons we should be sharing Jesus with the people around us and then shares the greatest reason for himself personally. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
July 15, 2015  

Jump-starting an external focus in your church

How does a church grow in loving and serving the people outside of its walls? Hear from three different churches on what God used to help them ignite a passion to be more externally focused and more relevant in their communities. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
July 07, 2015  

Leaders have to break some rules

When it comes to breaking rules and receiving criticism, it is not always a bad thing. In fact, as Craig Groeschel explains, it may be an indication that you are doing something right for the sake of the gospel! Hear the story of one such example at LifeChurch.TV and why ...
July 07, 2015  

How older people can uniquely serve God in their church

Speaking from his heart and years of ministry experience, Ben Merold challenges the older generation to serve God and the church despite differences in taste or opinion. Learn the simple motto that he adopted years ago that has made an impact on countless lives because of his willingness to let God work ...
June 26, 2015  

Two mentalities that leave a church ineffective

Sometimes churches can drift into ineffectiveness. Kevin Holland identifies two mentalities that have a way of infiltrating churches that have the potential of robbing them from being effective and fruitful, the way God intends the church to be. Have you seen these at work in a church you know of? ...
June 26, 2015  

Key shifts to better engaging your community

How does the church stay relevant in meeting the needs of their communities? In an effort to best serve the people in your community, you may find that you have to change your approach. A panel of church leaders discuss some of the key shifts they discovered along the way. ...
June 19, 2015  

Replacing good intentions with true passion

Too often, churches and leaders say that they want to reach people for Christ but lack the passion to see it become a reality. Learning from the men in Mark 2 that lowered their friend through a roof to get him to Jesus, Craig Groeschel offers keys to igniting passion ...
June 19, 2015  

Why repentance is a blessing for leaders

Repentance never feels good at the time, but as Daryl Reed explains, God has a promise and purpose in it that leads to refreshment. As a leader, do you avoid or embrace God’s call to repentance in your every day life? (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
June 12, 2015  

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