Video: Is good news enough?

When it comes to ministry, it’s easy to focus more attention on church programming, size and keeping up with the latest in technology and trends. However, Sean Palmer unpacks 2 Kings 7 and asks us to shift our focus at how the good news is more than good advice for ...
April 25, 2016  

Video: Do you preach Jesus?

Dr. Daniel Overdorf, Dean of the School of Congregational Ministry at Johnson University (Knoxville, Tenn.), addresses an important question for pastors. How will you answer this question and how will it alter your preaching focus? (Excerpted from the NACC in 2015.)
April 12, 2016  

Video: I want a super-sized ministry

Success in the kingdom of God looks different from our American culture. Chris Seidman, Senior Minister at The Branch Church in Dallas, challenges us to look at the small and seemingly insignificant moments in a different way. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.) 
April 01, 2016  

Video: The pep talk that changes everything

Chris Seidman, Senior Minister at The Branch Church in Dallas, reveals how one pep talk could motivate us and even alter our lives. Discover how this pep talk combined with the Holy Spirit can become dynamite in your ministry. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.) 
March 23, 2016  

Video: Are we responsible for their response?

Ezekiel experienced a ton of resistance when sharing truth. Using Ezekiel's example, Chris Seidman reveals how God holds us accountable for the message He calls us to share. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.) 
March 16, 2016  

Video: "Deny Jesus or you will be killed!"

In the face of persecution, one Indian woman had to decide if claiming to be a Christ-follower was worth the risk. Ajai Lall, Founder and Directory of Central India Christian Mission, shares this story and challenges us to look for the greater miracle when facing suffering and persecution. (Excerpted from ...
March 07, 2016  

Video: What a rock would say

Sometimes speaking about Jesus is the last thing you feel like doing when you’re hurting. However, Ajai Lall spurs us to take hold of these opportunities as he points to creation as an example. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
February 26, 2016  

Video: How do you respond to suffering?

Ajai Lall asks this poignant question and shows how we can respond to suffering while revealing our most important asset. As Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, Ajai teaches us how to turn every suffering moment into an opportunity. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.) 
February 12, 2016  

Video: The value of a survey

Jim Barber gives ideas for how to ask the important questions during a church reorganization. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
February 12, 2016  

Bad karma

In April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 9,000 people. As Ajai Lall and Central India Christian Mission helped the Nepalese people, they wondered why someone would help them. The Nepalese thought they deserved this type of suffering because of bad karma. Discover how Ajai Lall’s responded to this ...
February 09, 2016  

Video: How to lead change

Jim Barber discusses how to lead well through transition. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.) 
February 09, 2016  

The funeral I never wanted to perform

Ajai Lall, Founder and Director of Central India Christian Mission, shares a powerful story of an unexpected response in the midst of suffering. Learn from one man’s experience and how his perspective challenges us to approach suffering differently. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
February 02, 2016  

Video: 3 hurdles of change leadership

Jim Barber discusses how clearing these hurdles will move your leadership structure in the right direction. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
February 02, 2016  

How one sermon unlocked a preacher's ministry

Hear how a sermon on marriage given during two different seasons of a pastor’s life, unlocked a key component in his preaching career. LeRoy Lawson, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, Tenn.), shares this key ingredient based on Acts 4 which took his ...
January 25, 2016  

Video: 5 unhealthy leadership structures

Is there a hint of these five unhealthy leadership forms in your church? Jim Barber shows you what to look for. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 25, 2016  

Video: 7 characteristics of policy governance

Moving from the board making all the decisions to allowing staff ownership in the process is a challenge. Jim Barber gives insight to ease this transition. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 18, 2016  

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. Sean Palmer, Lead Minister at The Vine Church in Temple, Texas, digs into 2 Kings 7 and shares this answer and challenges us to rethink what we do with the good ...
January 18, 2016  

Video: Trust economics — Finding balance between board and staff

How do you build trust between a church staff and board? Jim Barber addresses this concern from his experience consulting with churches across the country. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
January 12, 2016  

An old man's conversation with God

“It’s natural for someone who has lived a long time to be afraid,” LeRoy Lawson says as he takes a reflective look at Psalm 71. What do you fear as you age? How does this impact your ministry? Lawson shares the secret to peace in the midst of aging. (Excerpted ...
January 12, 2016  

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.)
January 06, 2016  

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